How to Check Water Damage on OnePlus 3 and Fix it

Water surface

Dropped your OnePlus 3 accidentally into the water? Well, bad news for you since the device isn’t waterproof. But there are many things you could try to save your water damaged OnePlus 3.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of water damage on your OnePlus 3, like fingerprint/home button not working, volume power buttons malfunctioning, earpiece/speaker crackling or not working at all, etc. Then you better get started with a treatment to remove water/moist from the device’ internals as soon as possible.

To make sure the malfunctioning is happening because of water damage, you can tear open your OnePlus 3 and check if the Water damage indicator has turned red. Unfortunately, there’s no way to check for water damage on OnePlus 3 without opening up the device.

For help opening up your OnePlus 3, check out this video on YouTube.

OnePlus 3 Water Damage Indicator

OnePlus 3 Water Damage Indicator

The image above clearly shows where the Water damage indicator is placed on OnePlus 3. Have a close look at it:

  • WHITE color: If the water damage indicator on your OnePlus 3 is white, then it means your device isn’t water damaged.
  • RED color: If the water damage indicator on your OnePlus 3 has turned RED, then it means the device has been damaged by water.

How to Fix Water Damaged OnePlus 3

To fix a OnePlus 3 damaged by water, you try the following tips:

These are just the few tips we know to fix a water damaged phone. Hope these work to fix your OnePlus 3.

Happy Androiding!

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13 Comments

  1. Please, please don’t buy one.

    About a month ago, I started to have problems with my phone, which is a OnePlus Two. It would make and receive calls, but there was no volume on the headset – I had to use the speaker to be able to hear. Also, the bluetooth and wifi failed. Apart from this, the phone was functional – I could still get data, use apps, and make calls via the speaker.

    It’s only 6 months old and still in warranty, so I got in touch with the company. After 2 sessions of online support, lasting 7 hours (!!) in total, they told me to send them the phone for repair.

    I’ve now been without it for over 2 weeks. I just got an invoice saying I need to pay £167 to fix it. (£167!! The phone originally cost £260). They claim that it is “water damage”. However, hand on heart, I can say that the phone has NEVER been wet. It’s not been submerged, it’s not been splashed, it’s not even been out in the rain. Hell, it’s not even been exposed to a wet wipe.

    What do I do? How can I prove that I didn’t damage the phone (I swear to God I didn’t)?

    Meanwhile, I have no phone and it’s starting to be really inconvenient!

    I am in a total stress about this. They are a miserable company.

  2. Please, please don’t buy one.

    About a month ago, I started to have problems with my phone, which is a OnePlus Two. It would make and receive calls, but there was no volume on the headset – I had to use the speaker to be able to hear. Also, the bluetooth and wifi failed. Apart from this, the phone was functional – I could still get data, use apps, and make calls via the speaker.

    It’s only 6 months old and still in warranty, so I got in touch with the company. After 2 sessions of online support, lasting 7 hours (!!) in total, they told me to send them the phone for repair.

    I’ve now been without it for over 2 weeks. I just got an invoice saying I need to pay £167 to fix it. (£167!! The phone originally cost £260). They claim that it is “water damage”. However, hand on heart, I can say that the phone has NEVER been wet. It’s not been submerged, it’s not been splashed, it’s not even been out in the rain. Hell, it’s not even been exposed to a wet wipe.

    What do I do? How can I prove that I didn’t damage the phone (I swear to God I didn’t)?

    Meanwhile, I have no phone and it’s starting to be really inconvenient!

    I am in a total stress about this. They are a miserable company.

  3. Please, please don’t buy one.

    About a month ago, I started to have problems with my phone, which is a OnePlus Two. It would make and receive calls, but there was no volume on the headset – I had to use the speaker to be able to hear. Also, the bluetooth and wifi failed. Apart from this, the phone was functional – I could still get data, use apps, and make calls via the speaker.

    It’s only 6 months old and still in warranty, so I got in touch with the company. After 2 sessions of online support, lasting 7 hours (!!) in total, they told me to send them the phone for repair.

    I’ve now been without it for over 2 weeks. I just got an invoice saying I need to pay £167 to fix it. (£167!! The phone originally cost £260). They claim that it is “water damage”. However, hand on heart, I can say that the phone has NEVER been wet. It’s not been submerged, it’s not been splashed, it’s not even been out in the rain. Hell, it’s not even been exposed to a wet wipe.

    What do I do? How can I prove that I didn’t damage the phone (I swear to God I didn’t)?

    Meanwhile, I have no phone and it’s starting to be really inconvenient!

    I am in a total stress about this. They are a miserable company.

  4. I opened up my OP3 and the water damage mentioned above is red, but there’s another indicator at the bottom of the phone on the charging port. What is it?? also, i checked for water damage AFTER leaving my phone in rice for more than a week.

  5. I opened up my OP3 and the water damage mentioned above is red, but there’s another indicator at the bottom of the phone on the charging port. What is it?? also, i checked for water damage AFTER leaving my phone in rice for more than a week.

  6. If the water damage indicator on your OnePlus 3 or i-phone’s sreen is white, then it means your device isn’t water damaged. And if you found the screen is red color then device has been damaged by water.

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