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The PlayStation Vita is the successor to the PSP. It contains a beefed up processor and graphics, and includes the addition of a second analog stick. It was released February 15, 2012.

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Water bottle broke in bag and wet my PS Vita

This may have been asked twice before and yes, i read both of them. I feel like a idiot for asking this again but please, let me ask this myself.

On monday 15 september i was in school and after the break (pauze) i put my water bottle in my bag. When i got back in class and did a hour of working i wanted to pick up a worksheet that i had in my bag. For my suprise i saw that my water bottle was leaking. My Vita and charger were completely drounced in it. The idiot that i am tried to dry it and right after that tried to turn it on (i know, i'm dumb). Of course it didn't work but i was really in a stressful state since i got on my birthday (9 september) and i don't often get these expensive things.

Since i was in school i couldn't do anything. The teacher allowed me to dry off everything in my bag but i couldn't do anything about the Vita. I tried whipping the Vita with my hand a couple of times to get the inside water out. When i got home i tried opening the handheld with a screwdriver (i dont do these things often so i followed the tutorial here). Both halves were connected with eachother trough the battery cable that i was to afraid to remove so i left the battery on the system. I noticed a lot of water droplets so i let it dry 90 degress open with both halves (battery cable and black ribbon still attached). After a day my dad tried to charge it because he said the water would have been evaporated already. And it didn't work. After 2 more days i tried again and it still doesn't want to turn on but everything inside looks dry and ok.

Did i do something wrong or do i have to wait for some longer? I would really appreciate it if someone could help me directly. I can send some pictures of the board and the insides and you could tell me if there is some corrosion or other problems. I am really stressed out since this cost me a lot of money and i really want it to run again. I come from the netherlands so i hope my english wasn't that bad.

Thanks for reading and hopefully you can help me out!

Garik Sandrosian

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This may seem silly, but if this sort of thing ever happens to you again the very first step you should do is take out the memory card and put them in an airtight container filled with uncooked, white rice, and let it sit covered in the rice for a minimum of 24 hours, then take it apart and make sure that its all dry and that there isn't any damage that you could see, put it all back together and turn it on (this is the first time you should turn it on) if it turns on and everything works, then there ya go.

If not I'd follow the guides for the product or get a local repair company to fix it for you if you cant.


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The other answers are relevant... the situation has no effect on changing the final outcome.

Yes you should have waited longer. . . No power (pull the battery immediately) 72 hrs in a desiccant would be a good dry there was probably still water under components then the board would have to be cleaned..

Don't kick yourself too hard... most people don't realize how long it takes for water to just evaporate the single most common problem are impatient people who power up a wet unit too soon, or without really trying to do much to dry it much at all. BTW just drying a board will not fix blown (shorted) components.

Powering it up could have done more damage... only by examining it closely with a magnifier can you see corrosion, burned or swollen components. Go back over the other water damage answers there's good advice there.

You may be able to replace the logic board... but you could still need a display or other parts.

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How much do you think it is going to cost me? Or would a repair be wiser? I personally don't want to dismantle the thing myself and end up breaking some more components.


I'd call it a lesson learned and sell this one on e-bay for repair parts only, take that $ and what you could spend on parts (did you see all the parts you could possibly need)? And purchase a new one. In future keep the water bottle outside the bag where electronics are stored, and/or get a dry bag in which to store the electronics.


Trust me. I know now. I am a idiot for trying to travel with it without it having a case. I'l try seeing what i can scavenge of it and or if it is repairable.


The liquid inside my psvita leaked and now the screen is broken.


i was drinking some water when i spild it all over it i was omg so i took out the water out of it qickly befor it damages it so i put it in dry uncooked rice and worked well sort of the screen was flashing and itkeep restarting and never turn on so i left it for 5 hours and came back and it was not turning on i said wait what if i get a hair dryer and see if it would work i dry it with the hair dryer for 1 minute i set it to high put it to hot and keep it there wait untill it dry soo i waited anditwork but screen was dimer soo ya watch out never put it to hot or ells^-/^


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Same my freind was recording me swim and he dropped my vita in the when I got home I opened it and blow dried it and It worked but you need to remove the memory card and buy a new one and the system will reset

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yeah i hope ur not stupid enough to unplug the LCD/OLED to its plug-in that's what happened to me this morning manage to fix it though psvita2000's LCD isvery tough to reconnect manage to fix it though

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