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The Xiaomi Mi 8 Android smartphone was produced by Xiaomi, Inc. and launched in June 2018.

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Any possible way to fix my maybe water damaged phone?

I dropped my phone in my pool and immediately took it out and it was still working perfectly fine. Then I put my phone on charge at least 50 minutes after and it appeared to start to shutdown and start up. Eventually I left it on charge from 35% to 95% and after that when I turn it on it loads of the mi logo but as soon as the powered by android text appears the screen goes black.

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Chlorine or salt water? Both are packed with corrosive minerals and such, which eat away at the phone even when it’s dried.

You’ll need to tear the phone down and at least clean the motherboard with 99% isopropyl

use a soft toothbrush

clean the LCD connector and anywhere you see corrosion on a PCB

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UpDate: Do not USE Rice. ( Thanks to jayeff)

“What you want to do is first displace the water—or more specifically, all the conductive stuff in the water. You can do this best by using 90%+ isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and a toothbrush. Open your device as soon as you can, take out the battery, and get scrubbing. Submerge the whole motherboard in alcohol, and scrub away.”

I realize that this post is old. But I will give my 2 cents for the next reader.

Turning the phone on, or connecting it to power will increase the chance of shorting out the electronic components.

  1. If you ever have water damage, immediately turn the phone off, absolutely never plug in the charger, that was a really bad idea.
  2. Turn the phone off and take it out of the case.
  3. Dry the phone off with a towel ( Deleted) see link provided by jayeff

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Good Luck.

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This link may be of some interest

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


Thanks, for completely changing my mind. No doubt alcohol is a million times better than rice.


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