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    My Galaxy got wet!

    My Galaxy dropped out of my pocket into a sink of water but I plucked it out immediately and dried it out.
    Since then, everything seems to work fine but when I make a call the recipient can't hear me but I can here them.
    Could it be the microphone is knackered, if so what can I do about it?

    WM

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    It's possible for moisture to remain with in the phone's internals.Especially where there are holes like the loudspeaker or mic hole etc. The best thing you could do is probably claim on insurance? Remember some bank accounts have mobile phone insurance as free service....usually the bank charges a monthly fee of around £6, if so then you should register your device.

    It's possible that you could fix it yourself, if the parts are available and I have guide on another thread on how to disassemble an SGS.

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    Thanks for that Tufftoad, I will look for your thread on how to disassemble my phone and then leave all the parts on a radiator for a couple of hours and see if that works!

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    I would leave it for a day to be honest. Do you have an airing cupboard or somewhere which gets warm but dry? If not put a tea towel between the phone and the radiator.

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    On such an eventuality, you should remove the battery immediately and wipe out thoroughly. Ensure that there are no droplets are there. Try to disassemble as much as possible and keep it in a warm and dry place for 2 - 3 days. Then try your luck after assembling it. Most of the time it should work. If it doesn't, don't fiddle with it. Take it to an authorised dealer for servicing.

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    As I understand it, relating to the above advice, the problems start when the water dries out and the solubles form a connection between the closely spaced parts on the circuit boards, causing malfunction and failure.

    So, it's not the getting it wet that kills it, it's not drying it out properly and using it wet that causes the problems.

    Then again, I could be wrong...

    Similar thread >HERE< from March, just ignore the buffoons on that thread.
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    yeh i have had the same kinda problem but everything works ok but the return button and the one next to it doesnt work , they light up and when i press them they look as if they are working but they dont , my phone also makes a weird vibrating noise :S .... please help

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    Quote Originally Posted by purple123 View Post
    yeh i have had the same kinda problem but everything works ok but the return button and the one next to it doesnt work , they light up and when i press them they look as if they are working but they dont , my phone also makes a weird vibrating noise :S .... please help
    If you mean your SGS has been soaked then how long ago? If it happened a while ago then you need a new device, can you claim on insurance?

    Maybe you should take it to a Samsung Service Centre and see what they can do.

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    Since I got my phone dried out, I performed a factory reset and restored all my apps and contacts, everything seemed ok for a while but today I was receiving a call and my caller reported that he couldn't hear me ... the problem has returned!
    What I can't understand is "Voice Recorder" works ok which indicates the mic is working, so how is it the mic doesn't work when making or receiving a call?

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    what do i need to do im in a virgin mobile plan then last night i drop my phone on the water the i quickly dry it out but when i tried to open it its not turning on (

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