Announced in March 2015, and released April 10, 2015, the Galaxy S6 is the next flagship in the Galaxy line. The curved screen version is known as the Galaxy S6 Edge.

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Water Damage while device was on

I dropped my phone in a septic tank while working as it was playing music, i retrieved the phone within a minute and set it to dry for 48 hours after inside a barrel of rice, it turned on and performed exceptionally, as i was on my way to transfer all my files to my new device the phome suddenly turned off and won't turn on since, I really just want all my files from the phone since my anniversary video and all my photos and music happens to be on that phone.

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You didn't have your files stored on the external SD Card by any chance did you? If so take out the card and insert it in a card reader connected to a PC to get your files.

If you didn't have this arrangement in your phone read on:

As you know liquids and electronics and electricity are not a good mix.

The liquid causes corrosion and provides circuit paths for the electricity which were not in the phone's operating design and could damage the components. The corrosion process starts immediately and continues until it has been cleaned properly

Rice is good to eat but does nothing to fix the damage caused by corrosion.

Don't Put Your Device in Rice. Here's Why

First do not turn on your phone and then you need to remove the battery as soon as possible from the phone to minimize further damage.''

Then you need to dis-assemble the rest of the phone and clean all the affected parts using Isopropyl Alcohol 90%+ to remove all traces of corrosion and water. Do not use "rubbing alcohol" as in some cases this is only 70% and is not as effective. If you do check the label to verify the amount

Here is a link that in general, describes the process.

Electronics Water Damage

As always with electronics, especially surface mounted PCBs be gentle when handling and especially when brushing away the corrosion. You do not want to remove any components from the board.

Hopefully after you have done all this the phone might possibly work correctly again.

Here is a link to the Ifixit's guide(s) on how to repair your phone. They are helpful as they show how to dis-assemble the phone so that you can clean it properly.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Repair

If this process seems too daunting, take your phone to a reputable, professional mobile phone repair service and ask for a quote for a repair.

If you decide to do this, do it sooner than later.

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Is there any way to get your photos off of the cell phone's mother board, or whatever component where they are stored without the phone working?


Hi, There may be but it will be very, very expensive with perhaps no guarantee of results. A lot depends on the type and amount of damage to the phone.


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