Although most smartphones can survive a couple of splashes of water and others can even be submerged underwater ( as long as it has an Ingress Protection rating) others get damaged easily. The #Samsung #Galaxy #S6 is one smartphone that can usually survive a couple of splashes. This former flagship phone has one key feature missing that was present in its predecessor and that is a waterproof design. If this model gets wet then there’s a chance it could get damaged. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S6 not turn on after getting wet issue & other power related problems.
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S6 Not Turn On After Getting Wet
Problem: I dropped my phone in water and as having a Samsung galaxy s6 there is no back to take out the battery and let it dry. So I put it in rice for 3 days, and after the 3 days I took it out and put it on the charger, it won’t turn on and on the front a red triangle with a thermometer appears, so I know my phone is too hot. I have also tried to put it near a fan and it’s not cooling down. It’s been a 3 weeks now, and I waited this long to ask for help, because when I had my phone sitting out for 2 weeks the triangle had turned white and the heat had gone down in the thermometer, but the triangle turned red again
Solution: The red triangle with a thermometer icon that you see in your phone display usually means that the phone is overheating. This can happen if the phone has suffered from some form of liquid damage or if it has been dropped to the ground. You can check if your phone has suffered from liquid damage by opening the SIM tray. Look into the SIM slot. If you see a sticker with a pink or red color then the phone has suffered some water damage. This sticker will normally be plain white ( which means water has not entered the device).
For this type of issue you will need to bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it repaired.
S6 Not Turning On After Getting Wet
Problem: My phone dropped in the toilet I pulled it out instantly and dried it off. I then put it in rice it started to act funny so I switched it off. My scientific friend told me to dip it in isopropyl to get rid of any mineral deposits in the phone. I tried last night but the phone still won’t turn on. It makes a whirring sound when plugged in to charge so I think it may have a short somewhere.
Solution: Dipping the phone in alcohol will have little effect in cleaning the internal components of the device and in fact can even damage the phone. If you used a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol solution then the remaining 30 percent could contain some conductive properties.
What you need to do right now is to place your phone in a bag of rice for at least 48 hours. The rice will absorb the moisture inside your phone. Once the 48 hours has passed you should first check if your phone has been water damaged by removing the SIM tray and looking into the SIM slot. If you see a pink or red color then the phone has been water damaged. If this is the case then it’s possible that you will experience some issues with the phone. Try to turn it on and see if it turns on. If it doesn’t then I suggest you bring the device to an authorized service center and have it checked.
S6 Dropped In Water
Problem: I accidentally dropped my phone into the toilet. I got it out and soaked it in rice overnight. When I tried to turn it on it wouldn’t turn on at all. I just got the phone and I would really hate to pay or another one. What should I do.
Solution: What you can do right now is to check if the phone has been water damaged. To do this you need to take out the SIM tray then look inside the SIM slot. If you see a pink or red color then the phone has suffered some water damage. If this is the case then you will need to bring your phone to an authorized service center and have it checked.
S6 Power Sharing Cord Error
Problem: Early in the afternoon a message started popping up talking about a power sharing cord has been plugged in and power will continue to discharge even if a device hasn’t been plugged in. I haven’t added any apps lately and have no problems prior.
Solution: This phone has a feature that allows it to charge other devices using the Power Sharing app. You will however need to use the Samsung power sharing cable to do this. If you are having issues with power sharing then try uninstalling the app. If the ap is not installed in your device then proceed with the troubleshooting steps listed below.
- Turn of your phone then clean its charging port using a can of compressed air or cotton bud dipped in alcohol. Turn on your phone then check if the issue still occurs.
- Wipe the cache partition of your phone from the recovery mode then check if the issue still occurs.
- Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.
If the issue still occurs even after following the troubleshooting steps listed above then I suggest you have your phone checked at an authorized service center as this could already be a hardware related problem.
S6 Does Not Turn On
Problem: My phone was at about 20% power and turned off all of a sudden l. It will not register the charger [even though the charger charges my husbands phone) it also feels hotter than usual. Is there a way for me to force it to turn on?
Solution: Try to simulate a battery pull on your phone first by pressing and holding the power key and volume down key for at least 7 seconds. Check if the phone starts. If it doesn’t then clean the charging port of your phone first using a can of compressed air or cotton bud dipped in alcohol. Next, charge the phone for at least 20 minutes using a different charger and charging cord. Try to turn on your phone.
If the phone still does not turn on then I suggest you have it checked at an authorized service center as this may already be a hardware related problem.
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