The Samsung Galaxy S II is a smartphone designed, developed, and marketed by Samsung Electronics with Android 2.3 "Gingerbread."

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Slight water damage but was working

My phone slid into my bath after it had drained so it was like a small puddle left.

Got it out quick and dried screen and in battery area. Forced excess water out by shaking.

The phone was still working normally apart from the speaker, which was intermittent.

Tried to lock it again but power/lock button didnt work. Home button still worked unsure if volume buttons work.

Stupidly i took battery out, to get the inside backing off to dry it more. once dried tried to turn it on again, only then realising power/lock button wasnt working.

Tried plugging it in to charger but USB isnt working either.

I know the phone is working i just want to be sure before i take it to get fixed orbuy parts to do it myself. Thanks in advance.

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Richard Syme, the very first thing (besides no longer trying to charge it or to turn it on) I would do is to disassemble the phone. Take a look at the guides to help you with that. Remove the logic board and clean it, use this guide to see how to clean it. The guide was written for a iPhone 3G but all the points apply to your phone as well. Make sure that you take a very close look at every connector and see where you find corrosion. You may have to repeat this a couple of times. Once it is properly cleaned replace the battery reassemble and re-evaluate. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Thanks ill give it a try


oldturkey03 ive just finished and found no immediately visible corrosion but ill have a closer look tomorrow with a magnifying glass and will give the alcohol soak a go as well ty


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