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Prescott
23-01-2005, 07:38 PM
hey there,
i think i have just stuffed my phone, its a nokia 2280. i accidentally droped it in water, and now it isnt going. I ripped off the face plate and i have put it in the hot water cupboard for the last day and a half to dry it out and it still isnt going. When i try to turn it on, the backlight turns on and after 5 seconds it turns off, i cant see anything on the screen.
what can i do?, is there any way to save it?

or is it time for a new phone, ive had a look around on trademe (becuase i dont wanna buy new because it may happen again [i live on a farm and i use it on the farm]) i saw a GTRAN 4020, has anyone got one of these? what are they like?

godfather
23-01-2005, 07:42 PM
Did you immediately remove the battery? You should have.

Ordinary water should dry out, but 2 days may not be long enough. Faceplate level stripping may not be far enough (but specialised tools needed to go further usually)

I have successfully revived one that fell in a milk vat. Stripped right down to circuit board level, washed in warm water, then in WD40, then dried for a couple of days. Went for years afterwards.

Prescott
23-01-2005, 07:47 PM
yes, i took the battery out straight away. im going to have a go if i can strip it down more. ill give it a week and if its not good im gonna get a new one

Mike
23-01-2005, 08:24 PM
Sarah had her cellphone water damaged. We opened it up, dried all the excess water with a tea-towel, then stuck the opened up phone in the hot-water cupboard for about 1 or 2 weeks, and then tried it out (successfully). A couple of days might not do it.

Mike.

Graham L
24-01-2005, 03:20 PM
If you want to make a proper job of it, softdrinks work well on most high technology.

It wouldn't be hard to make portable electronic gear reasonably waterproof. But it never rains in the advertising/marketing world, does it? I love the advertising pictures of people with their laptops at the beach, or the tiny digital cameras tucked into bikini pants. (Though I suppose the bikini isn't meant to get wet either).

Mirddes
24-01-2005, 03:57 PM
indeed

~sy~
24-01-2005, 05:09 PM
Content removed, forgot about PM facility :thumbs:

Prescott
24-01-2005, 09:35 PM
are ya sending me a PM sy?

well its been in for 3 days now and still the same result, ive decided on a new phone because i really need a phone, ive stripped it down as far as i can....

Mike
24-01-2005, 10:17 PM
Content removed, forgot about PM facility :thumbs:

Well done

Mike.

~sy~
24-01-2005, 11:34 PM
are ya sending me a PM sy?

well its been in for 3 days now and still the same result, ive decided on a new phone because i really need a phone, ive stripped it down as far as i can....
No I'm not Prescott. Sent one to Mike. :p

Do you really want one? I could send ya one if it make you happy ;)

Prescott
25-01-2005, 12:22 PM
hhm its a tempting offer...... :p

~sy~
25-01-2005, 12:58 PM
hhm its a tempting offer...... :p
There we go... sent