: When a phone gets wet and fizzles out, then the extended-life-battery (ELB) is exchanged with the original battery and the phone works again, the ELB should not
be reinserted because it might muck up the works. One should purchase a new ELB and toss the old one. True or False?
There are additional questions at the end of this post, you can skip the long version if you'd like.Long version
: DD#1 dropped her phone in the toilet last Friday
(it was in the back pocket of her jeans and it fell out when she stood up). She quickly retrieved it (eww!
), turned it off and held it under a hand drier for a few minutes. Went to classes for a few hours and turned it back on when she got to the train station because her tickets are on an app on her phone. It fizzled. Black screen and a bit of staticy noises.
When she got home, she put the phone in a container of rice. She's done this before with a wet phone (not toilet/pee wet) and it worked, the next day the phone was fine. But this time, the next day (Saturday), the phone still wasn't working.
Talk about purchasing a new phone ensued. She would go to the Verizon store on Sunday and ask about options . . . Insurance coverage, cost of replacement instead of brandy new, etc. (which brings up question #5) . . . but this was going to take time away from her studies. Sigh.
Sunday, before going into the store, she thought that she needed to have a working battery in the phone so that they could transfer her data so she replaced the battery that was in her phone with her original battery. And guess what!? The phone is still working almost a week later?
1. The short version -- True or False? Please explain. (Thanks!
2. When a phone gets wet should the first thing you do be remove the battery?
3. Does holding a phone under a bathroom hand drier (or hair drier) harm or help the process?
4. Do you have any other tips/pointers for what to do when a phone gets wet?
5. Side question -- What's the difference between a Samsung 4 and Samsung 7. Is it worth the upgrade?