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Does a very short/small exposure to water always mean that

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does a very short/small exposure to water always mean that the Kindle Fire is irreparable?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Android Devices
Expert:  p0llinate replied 6 months ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.

It does not always mean it is damaged, but in most cases it does.

The best thing you can do for it is to leave it unused and unpowered to dry out.

Disconnect the charger, put it in a sealed bag or airtight container filled with raw uncooked white rice, and leave it sealed up like that for at least 48 hours.

Remove it, then reboot by pressing and holding the power button for 20+ seconds.

If still no change, plug into computer via usb, hold power button 60+ seconds.

If it still won't boot, then it is indeed damaged, and except for all but the largest screen models, is not worth fixing, as repairs will typically cost as much or more than a new one.

Depending how that works though, I can help you find a repair shop if you'd like.

If you want to shop for replacements, the smaller models have become very inexpensive: http://amzn.to/1UBNd2j

Best regards, ***** ***** for the news,
Nathan

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Expert:  p0llinate replied 6 months ago.

Do you need more help with this, Lorraine?