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# 175114 17-Jun-2015 21:48
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My not that old Nokia 830 got slightly wet while near the coast the other day, after a large wave came up and splashed me ( don't ask) 
Anyway, although the phone is charging fine, and everything else seems fine, the battery is draining quicker than normal.  There was a tiny bit of water on the top of the battery when the phone was opened, although I am not sure how it got in, as the phone lives in a silicon case. Anyway, another thing I have noticed is that the time since last charge in the Battery Saver is showing 0 minutes all the time, even if it has come off the charger an hour or two earlier. 

So, could it just be that the battery is a bit stuffed, and if not, how much to repair the phone? A new phone is out of the question. 

Or if anyone from Microsoft is there and wants to send a guy a new phone for free, feel free. ;) 



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  # 1326890 17-Jun-2015 23:20
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anything seem different in Battery Saver?  can you see what is draining the battery, or is it the battery itself you reckon?

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  # 1326922 18-Jun-2015 05:44
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I guess your best option is to leave it somewhere warm and dry to thoroughly dry out. If that doesn't fix it it's probably not worth having repaired.

 
 
 
 


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Salt water = not great things for you. Especially if it was left on after getting wet.



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  # 1327127 18-Jun-2015 10:56
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nathan: anything seem different in Battery Saver?  can you see what is draining the battery, or is it the battery itself you reckon?


I did a reset of the phone, and at the moment the only thing with the most percentage is Internet Explorer at 40.1%,  I think and hope it may just be the battery. For example, if charged it will be at say 79% and then a minute or two later at 74/75%  I see Aliexpress has apparently genuine Nokia batteries for a reasonable price, so I am going to try that before anything else. 

The phone was turned off straight away and then when home and with MicroSD, Sim and Battery removed, it was blown with my partners hair dryer on low, and then placed in rice in the hot water cupboard over night. (not sure how effective the rice thing really is, but no harm in doing it that I can see) 

Everything else works, charging socket, headphone jack, no water under screen etc. Just the battery is draining faster than normal. 



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  # 1327163 18-Jun-2015 11:35
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Salt water is highly corrosive, bonds itself every quickly to anything conductive. You may have been lucky in not getting anything internally, but be aware that over time, the phone (may) get worse.

Not trying to be all doom and gloom for you, just making you aware. :)



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  # 1327216 18-Jun-2015 12:21
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BrentR: Salt water is highly corrosive, bonds itself every quickly to anything conductive. You may have been lucky in not getting anything internally, but be aware that over time, the phone (may) get worse.

Not trying to be all doom and gloom for you, just making you aware. :)


Oh yep, I know, hopefully it is just the battery and a new one will fix it. 

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