My vita wont work. Please Help!!!

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

  1. FireHawk259
    Offline

    FireHawk259 Member

    Messages:
    56
    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
    Offline

    fifadude6 Member

    Messages:
    47
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    PSN:
    fifadude6
    ouch unlucky, i cant think of anything to help you :(
    you could try googling it or sending it back to sony
  3. Karoa
    Offline

    Karoa Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,604
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    PSN:
    Karoa_a17
    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
    Offline

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,956
    PSN:
    AsaCarter
    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
    Offline

    Getheart McLiar New Member

    Messages:
    26
    PSN:
    notblood
    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
    Offline

    rrajao Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    371
    Country:
    Brazil
    PSN:
    rrajao
    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
    Offline

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,956
    PSN:
    AsaCarter
    hey, they still have a 1 year factory warranty so they'll accept even with water damagae, I just remembered this.
  8. slimingcheese
    Offline

    slimingcheese Active Member

    Messages:
    511
    Country:
    Japan
    PSN:
    XerveX
    Call sony then explain it to them on what happen. Do the First aid first...^_^
  9. camchams
    Offline

    camchams New Member

    Messages:
    3
  10. camchams
    Offline

    camchams New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Just checked, it should fit it, it's 210mm by 130mm the Vita is 83.55mm by 182mm. :D
  11. bakagami
    Offline

    bakagami Active Member

    Messages:
    673
    PSN:
    death_by_wabbit
    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. Dusean17
    Offline

    Dusean17 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,754
    Country:
    United States
    PSN:
    Dusean17
    God damn yoj must be crustrated sorry dude listen to the people here ok
  13. FireHawk259
    Offline

    FireHawk259 Member

    Messages:
    56
    Thanks everyone for your imput. Helped ALOT

Share This Page