A 3.4 oz., white Android phone with a 4” touchscreen and a 5 MP camera. Released in 2013 on the Boost Mobile network. Recognized with model number SPH-M840.

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phone submerged in water

my phone fell in the toilet but I saved it but now the screen is lighting up in dim colors

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@ngugi the very first thing you want to do with any device that had water exposure is to stop using it. Do not try to turn it on, sync it or anything else. This may further damage your phone. you also do not want to try to charge it any further. Remove the battery. The next thing to do is to clean it. Disassemble your phone using these guides Once it is disassembled, you do need to clean it properly. You will need high grade isopropyl alcohol and a soft brush. Use this guide to see how to clean it. Even so it was written for an iPhone 3G all the points are still pertinent to your phone. Do not forget to remove the EMI shields for proper cleaning. While you are cleaning it, check for any broken, missing or burned looking components. When it is properly cleaned, replace the battery. All these steps are to avoid delayed failure caused by corrosion. Once all this is done, reassemble your phone and reevaluate. Until it is properly cleaned, you cannot do a proper troubleshooting.

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Best thing to do when you have gotten a phone in water is to first of all power it off. If you can take out the battery. Then I would recommend to take the phone apart so it can easier dry and you can also see if there are visual damages through the water. If everything is dry then put it together. If you are lucky then every thing is working fine.

Otherwise you will have to look carefully on the parts to see if there is corrosion that might be possible to brush away with a scratch brush

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But with water there is always the option that the phone can not be repaired.

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