Oh my poor S2. First a screen crack and now water damage. It is just a 14 months old (approx) baby and such hardships it had to go through. Poor thing.
Now trying to air dry it and will rice dry it for a couple of weeks or so when I get home. If after that, it still cannot be revive, I may have to retire it. What should be my next phone then? Hmm… Leaning towards the Nexus but if Nexus 2 is indeed coming, should I wait for that?
Temporarily, I will switch back to my Samsung Wave. Good thing I haven’t sold it!
To my friends, do not whatsapp me during this time as Wave’s good ol’ Bada does not have that app the last time I checked.
Update 210912: After switching the battery over to my brother’s I9100G, it managed to charge and swapping it back to mine shows that it can charge and turn on properly. However, currently there is a few things which is still not functioning: USB mounting and 3G radio. I’m gonna bring it over to Samsung service center either today or tomorrow and let them check it out to asses the amount I would need to pay for repairs. How much am I willing to pay and how much should I consider it not worth while and just get a new phone? Hmm… Let’s find out. How much would you pay?
Update2 210912: After testing again with the USB connection at my work place, USB is working! Now, the only problem left is the 3G radio. A visit to Samsung service center is still needed then. Does this phone have self healing abilities? LOL.
Update 220912: After visiting Samsung Service Center, they told me that due to out of warranty and signs of water damage the technicians will replace the main board and see if it can work. That alone will cost RM675.70 (roughly USD221) and if the battery also requires replacement, that’s another almost RM100 (roughly USD33). Pricey. Thinking of bringing it to mobile phone repair shops to see if they can revive the radio without costing that much. Do you think its worth spending close to RM700 or RM800 to repair this phone or should I just pay a little more and get a new phone instead?