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Galaxy Nexus took a swim now has network issues

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#1 Biglurr54



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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:49 AM

I got pushed into the lake with my phone in my pocket. I got the battery out and opened it up, and broke the whole phone down and riced it for the night. Then I held it over a heater and AC to dry it all out. When I put it all together the antenna wire got pinched. It looked ok but it did have a good dent in it. It all went back together and turned on and functioned properly except it wouldnt connect to the network. Wifi works but no cell phone signal. I started to drive to the VZW store and it got 4g and connected. Then it wouldn't connect to 3g when 4g was turned off. The it connected to 3g. I turned around and went back to my house where I get both 4g and 3g no problem and it lost the signal. It won't connect to either. Im not sure if its water damage or if its cable damage. I found parts online and for $50 i can get a new cable and a new antenna/speaker assembly. For $100, I can get a whole phone that has a cracked screen that hasn't swam. Which one is a better option? I haven't tested speakers or mic due to no service. Is the ESN attached to the antenna/ radio or is it attached to the hard drive of the phone? If i put a new radio on will I need a new ESN? Thanks for the help.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:42 AM

If you are still under warranty or if you got insurance then go that route. To try and modify hardware yourself is incredible risky and WILL void any chance you have for a replacement or refund

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:24 PM

I will recommend you not to replace the hardwares, it would kind of risky. I think you should simply walk to your near by store or service providers they will help you out to fix it.
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