(firstly I thought the picture to be appropriate considering this true story)
You might laugh at me but I was having a nanny nap with my son, and as I was drifting off, I went to put the phone on his bedside table.
I realized that the table should have been lower than where my hand stopped and then fully waking and realizing, I was putting the phone into a fish tank.
Being so tired, I put the phone down and didn’t even turn it off. (which that should be the first thing you do with water damage).
When I woke in the morning it would not turn on (even though about 80% battery left) – there was still water dripping out of power and sound buttons (not good!)
Plugged in the power and turned on but kept rebooting so I quickly powered back off.
Stuck the phone in rice for a few hours and still no good. Even got a heat gun over the phone.
This is where it went well and this is 12 hours after the incident. I then proceeded to get an air compressor and blow out any water I could (without pulling apart).
The touch screen become a little responsive but started rebooting again. I even had MORE water marks and streaks on the LCD between the touchscreen and LCD (internal)
Now this is the fix for a water damaged iPhone which might even work on Android/Samsung but not tested.
I could get the water dried, it wasn’t a hot day either. So I placed the phone on the dashboard of the car, closed all windows and got the phone as hot as possible.
After a couple of hours I went to the car and tried turning it on…. Guess what – it said TEMPERATURE TOO HOT… I thought good, lets leave it there for most of the day.
Went back 4 hours later, not only did it turn on, the screen was working perfect and even better, all the water streaks were gone. Its just like the new screen I paid $200 for 2 weeks ago on teh same phone.
Hopefully this will help someone else.
(PS I am extremely careful with my phones, and in 3 years, two incidents in two weeks… Argh!)
Finally Apple updated the IOS 8.2 and bluetooth is now working in Mazda Vehicles. If you have another brand tested, please leave in comments. Thank you
If you are the owner of a Mazda and an Apple iPhone, good change you will have issues trying to call with your iPhone and it connecting to the bluetooth. There is a way around this by selecting speaker and when person picks up, select on the phone the bluetooth. DANGEROUS!
Hands-free are suppose to be SAFE and Mazda/Apple have not worked together to keep this safe.
There are hundreds of forums discussing this but it seems that the problem is iOS8 as even with an iPhone 5 with iOS7 there is no issues but as soon as that phone or other phones are upgraded to iOS 8 the problem starts.
After months of frustration and reading forums, we have found the solution (or the answer) on the Mazda website.
Mazda’s response is as follows:
These devices have been tested in accordance with Mazda interoperability standards. Overall device compatibility as well as individual feature operation and functionality is contingent upon the device software version, device operating system, device settings, wireless service provider, and third party applications installed on the device. Individual user results may vary. Mazda Australia and Visteon Corporation are not responsible for software irregularities or hardware issues devices may experience that are outside of our testing scope. As new device software versions become available, test compatibility results may change so please check these results regularly. Last update occurred on 17/12/2014.
Click the link and it will take you to Mazda showing compatibility.
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