Released by Samsung in March 2016. Model SM-G930V.

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Why is my screen glitched out?

Hello, recently I've used my s7 to take some underwater shots. The phone has been maybe 20s max under water and ever since then I've been having problems with it's screen. If left for a couple of hours the screen will turn on normally and display everything. But after a few seconds it will start to glitch out. Every single pixel starts changing its colour and the screen becomes rainbow like, then it stays like that until I turn off the screen. If turned on again without the pause the pixels will again glitch out. Anyone have any ideas?

PS: The phone is not under warranty protection so there's that, I can take it to the repair shop, but I'm wondering if I can do anything to fix it without paying.

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Hi Marko,

first thing i would try is a soft reboot Aka simulated battery disconnect hold the power and volume down until it powers down if this doesnt work you may have water inside your device sometimes the seal fails how deep did you go with the phone the waterproofing fails at 1.5 meters due to pressure If this is the case you will need water damage treatment and a new screen

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Hi Stephen. The phone was no more than 50cm under water for a very short period of time. I've tried soft booting it as you said but nothing. The thing that puzzles me about it is that if left for some time, the display will start working normally and then glitch out after a few seconds. Thank you for your advice.


Hmm did you buy it refurbished or new?


I bought it new


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