Issue: My Samsung Galaxy tab is not booting. And when I tried to "factory-reset" by pressing Volume Key + Power Button (I hold it for more that 1-minute), still, it does not showed me "factory-reset" screen.

  • I kept Device for charging for nearly 3-Hours: No charging indicator is shown.
  • It did not show up when connected to PC

I used this tablet for nearly 2-Years, seeing this issue for the first time.

VERY IMP: Device came in contact of water and since then it is not booting.

What options I try before taking device to Samsung service center??

Device: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Android OS Version: 4.1 Jelly Bean

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    Pretty sure you answered your own question, probably has water damage. Does anything show up when you try to power it on? Did you let it dry out for a few days before you tried turning it on after the water came into contact with it? – New-To-IT Jan 14 '15 at 16:34
  • Nothing. Phone is not showing any display! This happened just 5-6 Hours ago. Shall I wait for few days for it to "DRY"? May be a Week?? – AADAndroidEnthusiasts Jan 14 '15 at 16:37
  • I would, but you might have already done harm trying to turn it on when it was wet. I would definitely give it a couple days to dry out before I try to do anything more to it. – New-To-IT Jan 14 '15 at 16:41
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    It probably isn't bad if you dripped a little water, but if it was submerged in water (for example, a swimming pool accident) then the damage can be major. You should probably try to submerge it in an absorbent for a few days (eg. put it in a bag of rice). – LyricWulf Jan 14 '15 at 17:53
  • Device came into a contract of less amount of water as far as i can see... As soon as i noticed that device is coming into contact of water i quickly moved it away from the water but even by that time the damage was already done and since then it is not booting at all – AADAndroidEnthusiasts Jan 15 '15 at 3:22

I was able to recover my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 after it came in contact of water.

Writing this in case if anyone in future faces the issue:

  1. I Kept the device on charging for almost 6 Hours.
  2. Next day, I kept the device in Dry and Sunny Place-Under direct Sunshine, for at about 4-5 Hours. During this "soak" exercise, the temperature was about 27-28 Degree C.
  3. I then turned on Device as usual(just by pressing Power key, no factory-reset), and it booted, and it reached Home Screen too. But after 2-3 Hours, it again auto-switched off.
  4. Next day, I again repeated step-2
  5. Finally, after 2-3 "soak" exercise (meaning keeping device in direct sunshine), now device is working without any issue.

This is by no means a full-proof method, but the one worked for me and may help someone, just in case!!

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