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water damage now the backlight doesn't work

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I have a HTC Vivid it got a lil wet and now the backlight doesnt work. Everything works great still it just flickers a lil bit when on a white screen and its very dim. I want to see if I can fix it myself rather than buying a new phone. I'm not sure what parts I need and where to get them or if its even fixable.

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monica, best case scenario, your LCD is shortened and needs to be replaced. Worst case scenario, the backlight circuit on the motherboard has shorted out and probably warrants a new circuit board. I would go ahead and at least clean the phone properly. Disassemble it as far as possible, then clean all the parts with +90% isopropyl alcohol and a small brush. When done, replace the battery and reassemble to further evaluate for any damage. Hope this helps, good luck.

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