The Samsung Galaxy S5 NEO (SM-G903F) has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD resolution. It's front and back cameras clock in at 5 megapixels and 16 megapixels respectively. Inside, the phone is powered by the 64-bit Samsung Exynos 7580 processor, 16 GB of internal memory, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,800 mAh battery. The phone, measuring 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm weighs 145 grams. Compared to the original S5, the Galaxy S5 Neo has better features such as the front camera, FM radio and faster LTE (Cat6).

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Media volume problem due to water damage

I accidentally dropped my phone into a dish with quite a bit of liquid, and only the top of my phone got wet.

After that I found out there is a problem with the media volume, I just can't play music without the earphone or talk on the phone without turning on the speakerphone, I can still hear the notification sound of Whatsaap message though

And as you can see in the photo below, the media volume is in red

Please help thanks!

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Hi,

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

The water causes corrosion and provides circuit paths for the electricity which were not in the phone's operating design and could damage the components.

First do not turn on your phone and then you need to with the phone turned off, 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 describes the process.

Electronics Water Damage

You may have to replace the battery as it is very hard to recover a battery from 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 guide for replacing the screen in your phone. It is handy because it shows how to dis-assemble the phone.

Samsung galaxy s5 neo Display Replacement

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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