My phone won't go to sleep.
September 25, 2011 4:18 PM Subscribe
I dropped my Samsung Focus into water two days ago. It works fine (yay), except the screen keeps lighting up unbidden. Can I fix it?
posted by oinopaponton to Technology (3 answers total)
Embarrassingly, this is the second time I've dropped it into water (the first time, into a mineral spring, was at least a good story). Both times, it was submerged for a very short time and has come out working totally fine. Calls, texts, and emails all go through normally, and there's no water visible under the screen. This time, though, the screen keeps lighting up as if I've plugged it in, even when I press the side button that's supposed to make it go to sleep. When it's actually plugged in, it acts normally, and when I turn it completely off, it stays off. I'm worried about battery life from the screen being lit up all the time, and also it's annoying that it won't listen to me. Is there anything I can do? I have insurance and so could just replace it, but it's otherwise totally functional, so that seems like a waste.