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Is there a way to dry out my display?

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My Nexus 4 stopped working after a lot of rain water entered the phone while I was riding my bike. I guess it was in contact with water for about half an hour max. After I got home, the LED notification light was working fine but the screen wont turn on. As I didn't have the tools to disassemble the phone, I let it dry overnight in the rice bowl. The next morning, the screen flickered on once, but then went dead. I took it to the LG service center and they told me that the motherboard needed to be replaced and would cost me about 12.5K rupees (approx.$200).

So, I took the dead phone to a local repair center and the technician there said that one of the IC's had fried and he could try replacing it. Luckily, only the power IC had fried and after replacing it with a new one, my Nexus 4 came back to life, with all the data in its place. It cost me just 3000 rupees (approx. $50) for this.

The only issue that I'm having now is that there's still some water left in the display. The technician said that I might dry away within a couple of days. Funnily, the middle section of the screen isn't responding to any touch. I'm unable to make the notifications go away by tapping "Ok" or "Cancel". I'm unable to even switch off my phone this way. Also, the widget window keeps popping up if I leave the screen unlocked.

Is replacing the display the only solution to get this fixed? Please help.

Device:

Nexus 4

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open

Accepted Answer:

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No Title (You should edit this question)Is there a way to dry out my display?
No Title (You should edit this question)Is there a way to dry out my display?

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My Nexus 4 stopped working after a lot of rain water entered the phone while I was riding my bike. I guess it was in contact with water for about half an hour max. After I got home, the LED notification light was working fine but the screen wont turn on. As I didn't have the tools to disassemble the phone, I let it dry overnight in the rice bowl. The next morning, the screen flickered on once, but then went dead. I took it to the LG service center and they told me that the motherboard needed to be replaced and would cost me about 12.5K rupees (approx.$200).

So, I took the dead phone to a local repair center and the technician there said that one of the IC's had fried and he could try replacing it. Luckily, only the power IC had fried and after replacing it with a new one, my Nexus 4 came back to life, with all the data in its place. It cost me just 3000 rupees (approx. $50) for this.

The only issue that I'm having now is that there's still some water left in the display. The technician said that I might dry away within a couple of days. Funnily, the middle section of the screen isn't responding to any touch. I'm unable to make the notifications go away by tapping "Ok" or "Cancel". I'm unable to even switch off my phone this way. Also, the widget window keeps popping up if I leave the screen unlocked.

Is replacing the display the only solution to get this fixed? Please help.

Device:

Nexus 4

Status:

open

Original post by: Arun Samotra ,

Title:

No Title (You should edit this question)

Text:

My Nexus 4 stopped working after a lot of rain water entered the phone while I was riding my bike. I guess it was in contact with water for about half an hour max. After I got home, the LED notification light was working fine but the screen wont turn on. As I didn't have the tools to disassemble the phone, I let it dry overnight in the rice bowl. The next morning, the screen flickered on once, but then went dead. I took it to the LG service center and they told me that the motherboard needed to be replaced and would cost me about 12.5K rupees (approx.$200).

So, I took the dead phone to a local repair center and the technician there said that one of the IC's had fried and he could try replacing it. Luckily, only the power IC had fried and after replacing it with a new one, my Nexus 4 came back to life, with all the data in its place. It cost me just 3000 rupees (approx. $50) for this.

The only issue that I'm having now is that there's still some water left in the display. The technician said that I might dry away within a couple of days. Funnily, the middle section of the screen isn't responding to any touch. I'm unable to make the notifications go away by tapping "Ok" or "Cancel". I'm unable to even switch off my phone this way. Also, the widget window keeps popping up if I leave the screen unlocked.

Is replacing the display the only solution to get this fixed? Please help.

Device:

Nexus 4

Status:

open