I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S in the toilet on Saturday May 14th 2011. I picked it up like 2 sec. later it wasn't in there long enough. I didn't take the battery out instantly, until like 8 mins later, I tried turning it on a couple hours later and it just kept rebooting itself, over and over. I shoved it in rice the very next day, I left it under a fan the entire nite before the rice. I check it yesterday morning the 5/17/2011 but it still is rebooting over and over.Would you think it's the battery that needs to change? maybe it got shorted out?Please be my sliver lining in my dark toilet clouds.Regards,Giovanni
I tried leaving under a fan for a night.
I placed it in rice for 36 hours.
I sprayed it with compressed air yesterday afternoon with out try turning it on and left it in the rice since.
Hi there happy to help.
Have you charged the phone for a few hours and tried again?
Asuming you don't have insurance on the phone.........
Yeah I don't have insurance on the phone.
No I haven't tried charging it.
OK, turn it off, charge it for a few hours.
I can do that as soon as i get home this afternoon for lunch
If this doesn't work order a new battery.
But it wouldn't like malfunction the phone if I charge it?
NOW, this is not gauranteed to fix it, but since you don't have insurance, its the cheapest shot you can take here.
What the rebooting tells me is one of two things.......
1) You're battery is low and the phone is shutting down like it is supposed to.
in this case your battery is bad from the water, and you can replace it.......
Umm, yeah? but it had juice before it fell, but continue... :)
for $7 its worth a try.
second option is .......
Ofcourse it is :)
Your phone is irrepairable damaged.
I have seen phone's come back from some serious water damage so I give you good odds on either recharging the battery or if that doesn't work replacing it.
If the battery choices don't work, your next option is cruising ebay for a used Galaxy S.
If you give me a minute I can see what kind of deals are out there........
OK... I have a friend of mine that has a Samsung ...same phone, same battery so I can try that, and I shall try charging it too.
Sure sounds gr8!
Umm, am I being charged by the minute here?
do you have the specific model numer of your phone?
Looks like you can pick one up between 200-250. Expensive little sucker......
Hopefully a battery fixes you.
Hope this helps,
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Yeah mine is a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 it came directly from the factory, so it has the HOME button at the bottom middle
OFCOURSE It helps eases my mind now a bit! THANK U SOOOO MUCH!
have a gr8 day!
i9000 is running between 2-300 used.........
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Yeah. If I do buy one though I will want to get a NEW one :) Will do! ACCEPT!
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