So I was on a long 5 days hike over the weekend and one day it was raining. I had my FP3+ in my goretex jacket pocket and at one poing I feel the vibrating constantly as the phone is switchin itself on over and over again. Went to a shelter from the rain and had a look. As I thought the phone was constantly switchint itself on. I could see the Fairphone logo popping up and then it went black and then the same happened again.
I took out the battery and put the pieces in a plastic bag. I wish I had done that before the rain but I guess I trusted the goretex, silly me.
So after the rain I took a look at the phone better. I thought it was obvious that it had got wet. I could see the water inside the phone module’s lenses, for instance.
Unfortunately, as I was on a hike, I had no chance to open the phone until yesterday when I got home. The metals as well as the pins on the inside of the display module were full of this white stuff which I thought was caused by the water.
I let the parts dry for 2 days and today took off all the other modules as well. They seemed to be without any harm but to be safe I cleaned all the contact pins and parts of the modules and cleaned that white stuff with alcohol.
Now the phone switches on as it should, but when I try to open the screen lock (swipe up), it just bounces back down. Just like the way if you don´t swipe up enough when you open the lock.
Also the date and time is of. It keeps showing June 6th and the time is always 11.59 when I switch on the phone.
Do you think there´s anything to be done? Open it up again and just let it dry for longer maybe?