Posted on Oct 6 2013 - 10:50pm by Anurag Kumar

Sony Xperia Z, the first of its kind phone of Xperia Z family elder one from all was launched with many great features the then but now it has been so long since it has been in market. Xperia Z sports IP57 certification which makes it water resistance and do has good water resistance abilities, tested myself. But some Xperia Z users from time to time are complaining about Xperia Z water resistance failure and such one case we are reporting today.

We tested that when water enters inside Xperia Z speaker grill, it’s volume loudness goes to mum and within a few hours it is back to normal as soon water is dried out. If you ever had such issue with you, kindly check our post in this.

Xperia Z Low Speaker Volume Problem Solution after getting in Water

Today’s case is a but different, an Xperia Z user by his fault only got water inside the Xperia Z screen and then made his Xperia Z back to work, see how…

Water Enters Inside Xperia Z Screen

Due to back glass panel of Xperia Z being lifted up, water entered inside the Xperia Z screen and LDC backlight was dimmed and not working properly. XDA user “coolingmy” dissembled his Xperia Z in order to make it function properly and fortunately he succeeded, check it out.

Xperia Z was dissembled by himself and he reached out to screen component to make it dry. All of this was done at home from manual tools. Keep in mind do not perform this with your phone, it will void the warranty and can make your phone non-functional forever.

Water was dried out using a hair dryer.

Xperia Z lifted back panel

Water Enters Inside Xperia Z Screen

Xperia Z Back Removed

Xperia Z Back Cover

Xperia Z Battery removed

Xperia Z Camera Module

Water Inside Xperia Z Screen

Amount of water inside screen was less this time but it was still there…

Xperia Z back covered with Transparent Cover

He put the Xperia Z on his screen side at bottom and left it as it as for night and when he saw it in the morning, water was gone almost and screen was working properly almost.

Xperia Z

Xperia Z Back to working after water was inside it

A water resistance adhesive was used to stick the back panel again to the phone.

Many Xperia Z users questions the water resistance ability of it but keep in mind it is a water resistance phone only not water proof, do not push it further from its limits.

That was brave of him, that he did all this with his Xperia Z, well if any such incident ever happened with you, let us know drop your comments below.






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  1. Sreekanth October 16, 2013 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    The same has happened to me today… water have entered my display and it was dimming n flickering.. now by screen light just works when i start my phone and then it is dimmed and no screen is being seen. the touch works perfectly. what should i do. please help me with this. I have tried to dry my phone using a hot drier and used vacuum cleaner too. but till it remains. Please help me.

    • Anurag Kumar October 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm - Reply

      it’s a serious issues and i guess if waters enters phone, it’s warranty is void…Have you tried visiting sony service center ?

      • Sreekanth October 16, 2013 at 7:38 pm - Reply

        No.. It happened today and its a holiday due to Eid. Can it be repaired as said above by the service center guys?

        • Anurag Kumar October 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm - Reply

          yes i saw your comment, it’s nothing you can do on your own. you many damage your Z. It voids your warranty as far as i know.

          I don’t think service center will repair it. They will tell you that it is not under warranty as for new screen they will ask you Rs 17K as far as i know

  2. Marzook March 25, 2014 at 9:52 am - Reply

    My new xperia Z has water damaged,i am 100% sure that the flasps have been closed,i don’t know some how water enter inside it and damaged my backlight no further problem just backlight gone completly
    Does anything could be done?

  3. Avinash June 25, 2014 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Guys my Sony Xperia m2 was water dropped inside lightly so please tell me what to do

  4. sachin June 28, 2014 at 11:56 am - Reply

    water has logged in my xperia Z1. sony service center says that its past 6 months and out of warranty. now i have to pay 50-80% of mrp to get phone replaced.
    Water has logged in and now phone is working properly but backlight is not working, plz help me guys .
    i wana know i want to repair my phone outside service center where do i have i go to get xperia z1 repaired.
    i live in chandigarh. if u could tell me from where i can get my phone repaired from 3rd party.
    thank’s
    sachin 9988161210

  5. Baber April 29, 2015 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Sir I have Sony xperia yesterday I tested it by drop it water but now touch in not working completely plz plzz tell me what should I do plzzz…

  6. Baber April 29, 2015 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Sir I have Sony xperia Z yesterday I tested it by drop it water but now touch in not working completely plz plzz tell me what should I do plzzz…

    • Anurag Kumar April 29, 2015 at 10:09 pm - Reply

      you should take it immediately to Sony Service center, touchscreen is a sensitive issue.

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