After riding my bike in a hurricane with the cellular phone Verizon LG VX6100 secure in a pouch attatched to the front of the bike, I found a similar problem with my phone. The rain had penetrated the fabric of the bag, and I found the phone practically submerged in water. I have had this phone for about two months, maybe less. Quickly rescuing the phone and attempting to dry it as much as possible, the phone turned on to -car kit- mode. The front LED did not display any characters, only light, and I could not talk on the phone at all. After tampering with the phone for a bit, taking out the battery, and drying it in front of a fan, -car kit- was removed from the screen. However, the font LED still did not appear to work properly. So I left the phone overnight in front of the fan, and attempted to test it again in the morning. The front LED worked for about one minute, and then died again.
I RECENTLY PURCHASED A NEW LG VX6100 PHONE, $225 WORTH AN UPGRADE TO MY OLDER LG PHONE THAT KEPT DROPPING CALLS. I HAVE HAD THE PHONE FOR 2 MONTHS. I AM IN SALES, WE HAVE HAD VERY HUMID DAYS HERE. I HAD THE HEADSET PLUGGED INTO THE PHONE, I UNPLUGGED IT AND WENT IN THE HOUSE, LATER ON WHEN I TRIED TO USE IT, THE SCREEN SAID CAR KIT. I COULD SEE IT LIGHTING UP AND WHO WAS CALLING BUT I COULD NOT HEAR OR BE HEARD. I COULD STILL SEND AND RECEIVE TEXTS.VERIZON HAD SOME TROUBLESHOOTING ADVISE WITH THE HEADSET, DIDNT WORK. WENT TO THE STORE AND BEFORE I EVEN OPENED MY MOUTH THE VERIZON MANTRA AT THIS SERVICE STORE WAS 'WATER DAMAGE' MOISTURE....ETC. I EXPLAINED THE SITUATION AND ASKED IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT MOISTURE FROM HAVING THE PHONE OUTDOORS AND THEN COMING INDOORS, THE TECH SAID TO ME THAT COULD CAUSE CORROSION. AFTER TRYING TO SODDER IT AND IT STILL NOT WORKING THE TECH SHOWS ME THIS LITTLE BLACK BOX THAT HAD NOW TURNED PURPLE AT HTE BOTTOM OF THE BATTERY THIS HE SAID PROVED I HAD WATER DAMAGE AND IT WAS NOW VOID OF ANY WARRANTIES, EVEN THE 1 YEAR MFG WARRANTY. BEWARE TO THIS LITTLE BOX ON THE BOTTOM OF THESE BATTERIES, I KNOW I DID NOT HAVE THIS ANYWHERE NEAR WATER BUT IT WAS HUMID, IF MERE HUMIDITY IS CAUSING THESE BATTERIES TO SHORT OUT A PHONE AND PUT IT IN CAR KIT MODE THEN THERE WILL BE A LOT OF WASTED MONEY OUT THERE. I HAVE HONESTLY THOUGHT ABOUT PAYING THE EARLY CANCELLATION FEE FOR THE CONTRACT FOR THIS PHONE BUT AM SO AGGRAVATED BY THIS NEEDLESS FINGERPOINTING THAT I COULDS SCREAM.