Samsung M380 Trender went for a swim; battery still shows voltage?
My 15 year old son "found his phone in the pool" yesterday. It's a little Samsung M380 Trender in which I already replaced the LCD when it was caught in a closing car door last fall (long story).
The phone is now completely dismantled & sitting in a bag of rice until I can do a cleanup with 99% isopropyl alcohol later today.
My question is specific to the battery. It has a moisture indicator which is now bright pink. However, I'm measuring about 3.3 volts across the terminals (+ probe on the + terminal, and - on each of the other two, I get about 3.29 V and 3.32 volts, respectively). I plan to replace the battery anyway, but is there a chance I can use it to troubleshoot the rest of the phone? I hate to order in a new battery only to find out the LCD is bad... or something else is wrong.
Just wondered what experience & expertise was out there on this topic. Thanks for any advice.
Is this a good question?