A full touch screen phone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard by Samsung, released in 2010.

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I droped my phone in the toilet

I droped my Samsung galaxy 551 in the toilet in was in there for 3 seconds max. I droped it in the toilet before for 5 seconds at least and it worked again; but this time the phone turns on and goes to the lock screen but my touch screen won't work and I have no other way to get in to my phone! How can i tell if there is perminant water damage??? Help!!!!! :-/

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Thanks and now it turns on but the touch screen won't work! Why?

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Kalie, treat it just like any other device with water damage. The very first thing you want to do, is to no longer charge your phone, or to try and turn it on. This may lead to further damage. Remove the battery and disassemble your phone. Clean every part, including the connectors on the board as well as on the cabled with 90%+ isopropyl alcohol and a soft brush. Be diligent about it and clean it well. This does not mean to scrub hard, just rinse in alcohol often. Check for any burned looking or missing components.After that reassemble it and re-evaluate.

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Thanks! Now it turns on but the touch screen won't work! Why?

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You still want to clean it :-) could be just a shortened digitizer or a shortened touchscreen IC.

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Give it to him for repair XD

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