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Current version by: mayer (vote details) ,

Title:

Samsung M380 Trender went for a swim; battery still shows voltage?

Text:

My 15 year old son "found his phone in the pool" yesterday.  It's a little Samsung M380 Trender in which I already replaced the LCD when it was caught in a closing car door last fall (long story).

The phone is now completely dismantled & sitting in a bag of rice until I can do a cleanup with 99% isopropyl alcohol later today.

My question is specific to the battery.  It has a moisture indicator which is now bright pink.  However, I'm measuring about 3.3 volts across the terminals (+ probe on the + terminal, and - on each of the other two, I get about 3.29 V and 3.32 volts, respectively).  I plan to replace the battery anyway, but is there a chance I can use it to troubleshoot the rest of the phone?  I hate to order in a new battery only to find out the LCD is bad...  or something else is wrong.

Just wondered what experience & expertise was out there on this topic.  Thanks for any advice.

Device:

Samsung Feature Phone

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

90928

Edit by: Walter Galan ,

Title:

Samsung M380 Trender went for a swim; battery still shows voltage?

Text:

My 15 year old son "found his phone in the pool" yesterday.  It's a little Samsung M380 Trender in which I already replaced the LCD when it was caught in a closing car door last fall (long story).

The phone is now completely dismantled & sitting in a bag of rice until I can do a cleanup with 99% isopropyl alcohol later today.

My question is specific to the battery.  It has a moisture indicator which is now bright pink.  However, I'm measuring about 3.3 volts across the terminals (+ probe on the + terminal, and - on each of the other two, I get about 3.29 V and 3.32 volts, respectively).  I plan to replace the battery anyway, but is there a chance I can use it to troubleshoot the rest of the phone?  I hate to order in a new battery only to find out the LCD is bad...  or something else is wrong.

Just wondered what experience & expertise was out there on this topic.  Thanks for any advice.

Device:

Samsung Feature Phone
Samsung Feature Phone

Status:

open

Edit by: Sam Goldheart ,

Title:

The phoneSamsung M380 Trender went for a swim; battery still shows voltage?
The phoneSamsung M380 Trender went for a swim; battery still shows voltage?

Text:

My 15 year old son "found his phone in the pool" yesterday.  It's a little Samsung M380 Trender in which I already replaced the LCD when it was caught in a closing car door last fall (long story).

The phone is now completely dismantled & sitting in a bag of rice until I can do a cleanup with 99% isopropyl alcohol later today.

My question is specific to the battery.  It has a moisture indicator which is now bright pink.  However, I'm measuring about 3.3 volts across the terminals (+ probe on the + terminal, and - on each of the other two, I get about 3.29 V and 3.32 volts, respectively).  I plan to replace the battery anyway, but is there a chance I can use it to troubleshoot the rest of the phone?  I hate to order in a new battery only to find out the LCD is bad...  or something else is wrong.

Just wondered what experience & expertise was out there on this topic.  Thanks for any advice.

Device:

Samsung M380 Trender phonePhone
Samsung M380 Trender phonePhone

Status:

open

Original post by: Greg R ,

Title:

The phone went for a swim; battery still shows voltage?

Text:

My 15 year old son "found his phone in the pool" yesterday.  It's a little Samsung M380 Trender in which I already replaced the LCD when it was caught in a closing car door last fall (long story).

The phone is now completely dismantled & sitting in a bag of rice until I can do a cleanup with 99% isopropyl alcohol later today.

My question is specific to the battery.  It has a moisture indicator which is now bright pink.  However, I'm measuring about 3.3 volts across the terminals (+ probe on the + terminal, and - on each of the other two, I get about 3.29 V and 3.32 volts, respectively).  I plan to replace the battery anyway, but is there a chance I can use it to troubleshoot the rest of the phone?  I hate to order in a new battery only to find out the LCD is bad...  or something else is wrong.

Just wondered what experience & expertise was out there on this topic.  Thanks for any advice.

Device:

Samsung M380 Trender phone

Status:

open