Released in August 2016. Uses Moto Mods and has a large battery and AMOLED screen.

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Dropped it in the pool and it won't turn on.

So I already know the phone is pretty fried. Dropped it in the pool and when I tried to turn it off, it turned out it was already off, so I accidentally turned it on instead and it frizzed out pretty quick. A new moto z ranges from $200-$400. Would trying to replace the parts in the phone myself be cheaper than buying a new one? I really like the moto z so I'd like to continue using it.

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Justin deDianous just like any other phone that has experienced a submersion, there are a few steps that will always be the same. The very first thing you want to do is to not try to restart/sync the phone. This may further damage your phone. The next thing to do is to clean it. Disassemble your phone using this video since there are no guides for your phone yet. You must remove all the EMI shields of the logic board. If you do not remove those you are not cleaning 3/4 of the board. Clean everything with +90% (no less than 90%) isopropyl alcohol. Follow this guide, and even so it was written for an Apple iPhone 3G all the points are still pertinent to your phone. Pay particular attention to the SMD components, check for charred missing or broken missing. You can then dry the board in an oven or equivalent at 220deg F (not higher;-) for a few hours. Best way to clean it would of course be through an ultrasonic cleaner. Consider professional help with that 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.

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