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dropped my phone in the toilet

dropped my phone in the toilet

OK I dropped my phone in the toilet I put it in rice to dry it out and everything it worked for a few days after that and then the screen went black it’s still powers up and everything because the last thing that hit my phone before the screen went black was an amber alert so when you charge it up you will get that amber alert once you powered on so how much would it cost me to replace the screen or is that the problem or is it something else please let me know thank you

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"Hi,

Until the phone has been properly cleaned it is hard to know what the extent of the damage is i.e. what is still working and what isn’t

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

Using rice is a myth as it 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. 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 the ifixit LG K7 Repair guide for your 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."