How To Fix A Water Damaged LG G7 ThinQ

The #LG #G7ThinQ is one of the flagship models that have been released this year which has several outstanding features. The phone has a solid build quality consisting of an Aluminum frame sandwiched between Gorilla Glass on the front and back. It has a large 6.1 inch IPS LCD display that’s Dolby Vision and HDR10 compliant. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 845 processor which works in tandem with 6GB of RAM allowing the device to run apps smoothly. Although this is a solid performing phone there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will find out how to fix a water damaged LG G7 ThinQ.

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How To Fix A Water Damaged LG G7 ThinQ

Problem: My LG G7 ThinQ has water damage in the screen. I cracked the screen about a month into owning it and then dropped it in the ocean. It started doing weird pink lines on the screen, then proceeded to switch contrasts very quickly until finally the screen stopped working. To the best of my knowledge the rest of it still works, as I texted the phone and the led indicator on the phone lit up as it normally would. I don’t want to get the screen replaced professionally as I have the s9 now. I am a computer science major in college so I thought it would be a fun project to attempt to fix it myself. Based on the issues I described do yall think if I replaced the screen that that would solve the issue?

Solution: If you are still able to receive a text message notification on the device then there’s a possibility that the display assembly is faulty and needs to be replaced. One thing you should be aware of though is that there’s also the possibility that other components inside the phone have also been water damaged so replacing the screen itself is not an assurance that the phone will work normally again. The only way to make sure that no other component is damaged is if it is inspected at a service center. Having said that, listed below are the things to consider when your phone comes into contact with water.

  • Do not turn on the phone since this will cause an electrical short circuit and further damage the device
  • Don’t plug the phone to a charger.
  • Don’t press any keys as this can push water further into the phone.
  • Don’t shake or blow into the device since this  can also push water into deeper areas of the phone
  • Do not apply any heat to the phone
  • Don’t move the phone around too much.

What you should do first in this case is to wipe the exterior part of the phone with a soft cloth. Remove the SIM card and micro SD card and if you have a mini vacuum you should use this to remove any moisture present in the charging port as well as the SIM slot.

Once the phone exterior is dry place the device in a bag of rice or silica gel. Leave it for at least 48 hours. The rice or silica gel has good absorbing qualities and will remove any moisture present inside the phone.

Now for the moment of truth. Plug the phone to its charger then tr to turn it on. If it does not turn on then you will need to bring this to a service center and have it checked.

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