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The Galaxy A11 is a lower-midrange slate Android smartphone released by Samsung in May 2020. Identifiable by model number SM-A115 (followed by variant or carrier-specific character).

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What to do when water logged phone won't turn on

I dropped my phone in water and put it in rice last night,then today I took it out and tried to hold the power button and volume down button for 20 seconds like reviews told me too but it just vibrated and wouldn’t turn on.

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If the phone is water damaged see the Most helpful Answer below.


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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 starts immediately and is ongoing until it is completely cleaned away.

Rice does not fix the problems caused by corrosion Rice is for dinner, not repair

First do not try to charge or to turn on your phone and then 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. If possible do not use "rubbing alcohol" as in some cases this is only 70% IPA or less, can contain additives and is not as effective. If you do have to 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 pcb be gentle when handling and especially when brushing away the corrosion. You do not want to remove any components from the board. Remove the shields that may be covering some components as the water may have got in under there also. The ends of any flex cables and their connectors need to be cleaned as well

Hopefully after you have done all this the phone might possibly work correctly again.

Here is a link to a teardown video for the phone that may 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. It isn’t going to fix itself

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لا يفيد الارز للجهاز الذي سقط في المياه بل تترك الجهاز لمدة 24 ساعة وبعد ذلك يتم تنشيفه بمجفف الشعر هواء عادي ومن ثم تشغيلهُ

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The rice is not useful for the device that fell in the water, but you leave the device for 24 hours, after which it is dried with a hair dryer in a normal air, and then turn it on

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This is an easy one. Well usually it's pretty difficult especially for someone with no experience disassembling cellphones to take one apart. Which is exactly what you MUST do for any hope of the rice trick working. I've seen maybe a handful out of a hundred+ phones that have water damage have the rice trick worked on. Put it this way if the phone isn't taken apart battery removed etc and all pieces motherboard, screen, digitizer disassembled completely the rice can't totally pull all the water out of the nooks and crannies and the water sits inside the phone for too long and it destroys the phone if the phone is disassembled like I mentioned you have a better chance of getting a positive result. The Samsung Galaxy A11 is one with a little work you can take apart fairly quickly and easy compared to most smartphones. So if you have this problem quickly get a hair dryer or what I use myself is a heat gun and heat up around the edge of the screen and carefully and slowly start to separate the screen from the rest of the case. You may have to heat it up multiple times so take your time you don't want to go from a little water damage to a cracked screen or worse. This from not a SAMSUNG employee thank you.

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@miurdad, rice does nothing. It does not absorb moisture from liquid damaged phones. So many phones have been damaged beyond repair by people leaving them in rice thinking it will dry it out but all they're doing is allowing the corrosion to take hold. You might as well leave it in a bucket of water and it'll do the same as rice. First thing is to open the phone, remove the boards and put them into a ultrasonic bath with IPA. Buy a new screen. Reassemble and it'll work again if you're lucky. This has to be done as soon as the phone gets water damaged. Not after 2 days or weeks of it sitting in the so called magical dry everything out super drying rice. It's a total myth made up years ago.


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