Samsung Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a multi-touch, slate-format smartphone with eye-tracking ability, increased storage, and a wireless charging option.

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water damage no sound

Hi, i dropped my S3 i9300 in water, i opened it and let it dry for a day post that i cleaned all the connections and put it back together,, made certain all is connected nicely.

So the phone is working fine the touch is good, camera is good, i can send and receive sms, chat i can brows net,, etc

The problem is..

there is no audio on the mobile, i cannot listen to any music, no ringer, no sound, only vibration ..

i cannot make or receive call, the call goes through technically, no no audio,, so cant listen on talk..

Please help

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did you ever get an answer to this? i have the same problem

by shyanne

Me too! Someone HELP!!!

by sten

Same here man only with my samsjng s4


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Hi gill,

Here are some suggestions:

1. Does the phone work on headphones/earphones?

2. Is the flight mode switched on?

3. Have you tried the app SoundAbout?

However, since your phone experienced a water damage, there could still be water on the motherboard that causes this issue. I recommend taking the phone apart (using this guide). Now lay the motherboard into isopropyl alcohol (90%) for about 10 minutes, take it out of this "bath" and let it dry for a couple of days next to a warm source (air conditioning, for example). Put everything together again and then test it again.


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same here, is the isopropyl solution also viable even if the phone has been silent for many months?

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I have the same problem help :(

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Wendy, give us way more info. This is an old question and not often visited or answered, specially when a question is in the answer section. Once you give us more info on what is going on, I will convert it to its separate question so that it does not get deleted.

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Same thing happened to me. I poured a little isopropyl alcohol into the bottom two holes and now everything works fine. DON'T BE AFRAID. Alcohol does not conduct electricity!

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Hi there, this is a little late but can you give the exact steps of what you did?

by Albert Einstein

Yes...please elaborate....did you have to some how get the ipa out afterwards?

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gill will be eternally grateful.