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water-damage phone

Discussion in 'NOKIA' started by lint, Oct 30, 2002.

  1. lint

    lint New Member

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    Just yesterday i had accidentally dropped my 8890 nokia phone into a pot of water(i was over the sink). It was really quick,i pulled it out immediately and dried it down. It was working after i had dropped it but now it doenst work. It does turn on but it asks me to insert sim card when the sim card is already in there. I know the problem is water damage but i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions to help save my phone...thaaaanks!
     
  2. jmccrane

    jmccrane Bronze Senior Member
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    Might be a classic case of corrosion. If you know anyone who is (or if you yourself are) a technician, you can examine the thing to look for any physical signs. Corrosion is basically irreperable though. When I worked for RadioShack, our repair centers wouldn't even try to fix that; they'd just send the phone back unrepaired (without charging for the repair, obviously).
     
  3. tech1029

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    Whenever you get any electronics wet the very first thing you should do is remove any power source!! If it is plain water you should open it up and carefully dry as much as you can then dry it with a blow dryer and reassemble. If is is a liquid other the water ie: toilet, coffee, ect you should open it up and rinse it with plain water to remove any corrosive liquid then follow the instructions from the start. I was a radio guy for a few years at a sewer department and I recovered a few pagers and cellphones this way. The most important thing is to let it dry for a few days before applying any power to it. If it is still wet when power is applied you can short things out.
     
  4. dallison

    dallison Senior Member
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    if the sim card gets wet, it will most likely be destroyed. if the fon dries out it may work but somefeatures may act up
     
  5. braindead500

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    I don't think that it would be corrosion because It happened directly after they dropped the phone.
     
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    Instead of cleaning again with plain water, I would try a solution called Computer Bath, it's like rubbing alcohol it drys better than water and causes less corrosion.
     
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    id put phone insurance on the phone while it is still working. hopefully the insurance will kick in by the time the phone craps out if it does
     
  8. BoxaPhones

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    I thought I was the only one to "submerge" a phone. Dont chat one the phone over the toilet...BTW. Dropped my Star Tac in about 2 years ago...Let it dry...and has worked just fine.
     
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    I CAN FIX IT. EMAIL ME AT KOUEIS@HOTMAIL. GUARANTEED TO WORK
     
  11. scorpio20

    scorpio20 Junior Member
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    once phones are dropped in water..it's gone. i dropped mine.
     
  12. Vinch

    Vinch Junior Member
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    not always..
    i've dropped my 7610 on a running water when i was running on the rain [​IMG] and stil worked afterwards... my luck was that the battery felt off and i didn't turn it on after i did the hair dryer procedure..
    it is always the first thing to come to my mind whenever an electronic falls in the water [​IMG]
     
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