My vita wont work. Please Help!!!

Discussion in 'PS Vita General' started by FireHawk259, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. FireHawk259

    FireHawk259 Member

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    I woke up this morning and found my roof had leaked and some of the water had got on to my vita. I tried to turn it on but it wouldn't work and it wont charge. I've put it in rice for over 6 hours but still isn't turning on.
    Any Help?
     
  2. fifadude6

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    ouch unlucky, i cant think of anything to help you :(
    you could try googling it or sending it back to sony
     
  3. Karoa

    Karoa Well-Known Member

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    Contact Sony.

    But if you want to take a risk, and damage the warranty, you could also open it up. But I would contact sony first.
     
  4. Ace

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    put it in white rice, brown rice does nothing. Leave it in there for 2-3 days and wait for every drop of moisture to get out of there. leaving it in a warm enviroment may help as well. I am not responsible if it overheats and breaks though.
     
  5. Getheart McLiar

    Getheart McLiar New Member

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    White rice for sure. And wait at least 2/3 days. Don't want any moisture when you try and fire it back up.
     
  6. rrajao

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    Rule of thumb: when electronic gadgets get wet, DO NOT turn them on. When you turn it on, you run power through the circuits. Water droplets inside will short the circuits, since electrons always take the path of least resistance. I know that's our first reaction, but try to resist the temptation. You should have done the rice/oven thing first, then attempted to turn it on.

    Having said that, your PS Vita is most likely ruined. If Sony is dumb and you're lucky, there's no moisture detector inside the Vita (like most smartphones have) and you'll be able to exchange it under warranty.

    If not, eBay it for parts, and put the money towards a new one. If leaks are common in your house, BUY A WATERPROOF CASE.

    Good luck.
     
  7. Ace

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    hey, they still have a 1 year factory warranty so they'll accept even with water damagae, I just remembered this.
     
  8. slimingcheese

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    Call sony then explain it to them on what happen. Do the First aid first...^_^
     
  9. camchams

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    Just checked, it should fit it, it's 210mm by 130mm the Vita is 83.55mm by 182mm. :D
     
  11. bakagami

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    actually no, just call them & tell them that it just stopped working. Say nothing about the water unless you have the accidental damage coverage. I had something similar happen to mine & they replaced it without question
     
  12. 3VOLVE

    3VOLVE I <3 Innuendos.

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    God damn yoj must be crustrated sorry dude listen to the people here ok
     
  13. FireHawk259

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    Thanks everyone for your imput. Helped ALOT
     

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