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Alcohol soak a good thing?

Discussion in 'Alltel Forum' started by bamakodaker, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. bamakodaker

    bamakodaker New Member

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    Hello,

    Has anyone tried an alcohol soak of a dunked phone? I'm wondering about specifics of doing that.

    I've heard about how bad salt water dunks are. What about soft drink dunks? Went 1/2 in then pulled out and dried. I'm wondering if I should alcohol soak.
     
  2. grazzzy

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    might want to check with the manufacturer. i can tell ya' that alcohol soaking works pretty well when you drink it, though. :p
     
  3. burtonium239

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    :D that is good stuff grazzy!! I had never heard of an alcohol soak, but since the warranty is already voided you might as well give it a shot.
     
  4. Jay2TheRescue

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    Well, you could soak the phone in some vodka, add an olive and call it a Moto-tini!

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    I've heard about it and read several articles that seem to take the position that if you drop your phone in a glass of soda or tap water the best thing to do is first rinse or soak only the effected part of the phone in distilled water. This gets all the added salts in tap water out of the phone. Salt crystals don't evaporate and can corrode pieces inside the phone quickly. So do not use salt water or soda which is full of sodium and sugar. After the distilled water, then go with as high of a percentage isopropyl or ethyl alcohol as you can find. Alcohol dehydrates the phone as quickly as possible. It evaporates a lot faster than water and will even soak up a little water so that it evaporates quicker. Finally, to help drying out the phone, place it on very low heat, 80-110 degrees F for several hours. This really helps to evaporate alcohol as it exists only in a gas state above 82 degrees C compared to water at 100 C.

    But that seems to be the consensus on what I've been able to find on the subject.
     
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    Apreciate te thorogh anser - now wil alcohl sok work for kebord with drink stiky keys thnks to tenage daghter?? :confused:
     
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    English, please?
     
  8. AshRae84

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    I believe I can interpret:

    Appreciate the thorough answer, now will alcohol soak work for keyboard that has become sticky after being dropped into a drink by my teenage daughter?

    ~*Ash*~
     
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    Appreciate the thorough answer- now will a alcohol soak work for keyboard with drink sticky keys thanks to my teenage daughter??
     
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    LOL now that is funny that we both did this at the same time.
     
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    By the time you bought enough alcohol to soak a keyboard you might as well just spend $10 - $20 and buy a new keyboard.
     
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    Very good point.....
     
  13. bamakodaker

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    Oh G R E A T ! The thing about an alcohol soak - for a couple of minutes . . . I kinda forgot it! Left it in oh, maybe 5 or 6 minutes. Pulled it out, let it drip, kinda slung it around to shake alcohol out. As I swapped the phone to my other hand I noticed something on my thumb, all these little black things ?? The long soak and my accidental finger rubbing took off the decal lettering inside, behind the battery area - you know all those numbers for model, serial, secret code for DNA and such. Am I going to regret this later?

    bamakodaker
     
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    Would anyone buy a phone without all those numbers?
    bamakodaker
     
  15. charlyee

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    That is hard to say, I would not. ;)

    The same numbers should also appear on the box and your receipt if you saved them.
     
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    The ESN is probably the most important one. If you can't find a copy you can call Alltel and have them give you your ESN.
     
  17. bikebryan

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    Alltel can't reveal the ESN. It's an FCC violation. We can verify it for you if you tell it to US, but we can't read it to you. Same for acct numbers, same for phone numbers on the account. It's considered Customer Proprietary Information and can verified to a validated customer but not released if the customer doesn't already know it.

    Our call volume at CS is high enough right now without advice to call us regarding something like this we can't answer anyway.
     
  18. WirelessBeachBum

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    usually try to vacuum as much of the water out as possible (don't use a hair dryer, that pushes more water into the phone.) The place in a bag of rice or "damp rid"... or in my area in your back car window.
     
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    Ahh I didn't know that thanks!
     

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