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Original post by: jayeff ,



As you know water and electronics and electricity are not a good mix.

''The water causes corrosion and provides circuit paths for the electricity which were not in the phone's operating design and could damage the components.''

'''Rice''' is good to eat but '''does nothing to fix the problems''' caused by corrosion.

[[Don't Put Your Device in Rice. Here's Why...]]

''First '''do not turn on your phone''' and then you need to with the phone turned off, '''remove the battery as soon as possible''' from the phone'' to minimize further damage.''

Then you need to dis-assemble the rest of the phone and  clean ''all the affected parts'' using '''Isopropyl Alcohol 90%+''' (available from most pharmacies) to remove all traces of corrosion and water. Do not use "rubbing alcohol" as in some cases this is <70% IPA, can contain scents and is not as effective. If you do check the label to verify the  amount

Here is a link that describes the process.

[[Electronics Water Damage]]

You may have to replace the battery as it is very hard to recover a battery from water damage.

As always with electronics, especially surface mounted PCBs be gentle when handling and especially when brushing away the corrosion. You do not want to remove any components from the board.

Hopefully after you have done all this the phone ''might'' possibly work correctly again.

Here is a link to the ifixit repair guide for your phone which may be of some help.

[[Topic:OnePlus 5]]

If this process seems too daunting, take your phone to a ''reputable, professional phone repair service, '''experienced in water damage repair''' ''and ask for a quote for a repair.

It may be that to have any chance at all of it working again that it needs to be repaired using equipment that the average person doesn't have, but a repair service does e.g. an ultrasonic cleaning machine.

If you decide to do this, ''do it sooner than later''.