htc One m8 got wet. Is damage battery or processor?
Should I try a battery replacement, or just forget it?
My wife's htc One m8 got dunked and totally wet with water. (Water intrusion marker strip is completely red/pink).
From what I recall (been a few months now & already bought a replacement), she was at the Dr office, but shortly thereafter (in the car), she put it on the charger. I told her the best thing would have been to power it off, until we dried it. However...
When she got home I got the phone. It was hot and I could barely see the display. I was trying to select Power Off, but it was difficult to see anything on the display. I either turned it off, or it just went off by itself.
I took the case back off it, peeled back the foil tape, pulled off all the connectors, and did my best to totally dry it. I stopped short of lifting up the motherboard.
After 24+ hours in rice and disassembled I put it all back together and tried to power it on. Nothing. I tried all combinations of Power button, Vol up and Vol dwn. No indication that it was trying to turn on, whether on the charger or not.
When it is on the charger the indicator LED is orange (solid), but after a lot of time on the charger it will not power on, the LED never goes green, and it seems like a little warmth on the body when charging, but not really sure.
As a replacement battery is about $20, I thought this may be worth a try, unless the indication is that the motherboard got fried.
Connecting the phone to a computer, the pc does not see the device. However, it will not power on, so this may not mean anything.
Any suggestions on what I should do? Thanks.
Is this a good question?