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LG Stylo 5 is an Android smartphone that was announced in June 2019.

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have a stylo 5 and I had it drop in the toilet.

This is not a answer just a question. I have a stylo 5 and I had it drop in the toilet. I got it out as soon as I dropped it and it seemed like it was ok. It was a little bit after that it's screen went black and wouldn't turn on. I put it in rice and that's where it is now. My question is what else can be done with it to get it to work again?

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Hi,

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

The impurities in 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. The corrosion is ongoing and doesn’t stop until it has been cleaned away.

Rice doesn’t fix the problems caused by corrosion

Rice is for dinner not repair

First do not turn on your phone and then you need to remove the battery as soon as possible from the phone to minimize any further damage.

Then you need to dis-assemble the rest of the phone and clean all the affected parts using Isopropyl Alcohol 99%+ (available at electronics parts stores) to remove all traces of corrosion and water. Do not use "rubbing alcohol" as in some cases this is only 70% IPA or less, can contain scents or other additives and is not as effective. If you do use it, check the label to verify the amount of IPA. The higher the percentage of IPA the better

Here is a link that describes the process.

Electronics 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 a video that shows how to dis-assemble the phone which may be of some help.

If this process seems too daunting, take your phone to a reputable, professional phone repair service, experienced in liquid damage repair and ask for a quote for a repair. If you decide to do this, do it sooner than later.

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these are not phones you can take apart

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I'm just here for the "rice is for dinner, not repair" comment. My favorite things about rice electronics is... well... nothing. I just have rice all over my workshop

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@ziezie_h

The "video" link above shows how to disassemble a LG Stylo 5 phone so I'm not sure what you mean.

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