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Washed cell phone by Butter
Started on: 01-19-2007 10:55 AM
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Report this Post01-19-2007 10:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ButterClick Here to Email ButterSend a Private Message to ButterDirect Link to This Post
Just as it said I washed my cell phone and dried it too. Left it in my pocket.

I took out the battery and put it in a dry place. Any chance to recover anything from it?
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Report this Post01-19-2007 11:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for blackramsClick Here to Email blackramsSend a Private Message to blackramsDirect Link to This Post
Sorry, not likely. It's happened twice in this household, one time it was mine, did the same thing you did. All I can say is it never worked right again, once the internal stuff gets wet and starts to corrode, you might as well chuck it. In my case, I lost every business and personal phone number I had, no back up. That was the last time I made such a dumb mistake. I back up my important phone numbers now.

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Report this Post01-19-2007 11:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for cliffwClick Here to Email cliffwSend a Private Message to cliffwDirect Link to This Post
Cell phones are made durable enough to last long enough that they would need a washing ?
Of course I kid. However, cell phones are alot like an egg in a eggshell. I know they can make them more durable than they do.
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Report this Post01-19-2007 11:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Derek_85GTSend a Private Message to Derek_85GTDirect Link to This Post
I have deal with liquid damaged cell phones all day, it is probably the biggest killer of cell phones. blackrams pretty much said it perfectly, if you are lucky enough that it works again, immediately back up your numbers because it will go down hill very fast at the internals corrode.

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Report this Post01-19-2007 12:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for turbotoadSend a Private Message to turbotoadDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Derek_85GT:

I have deal with liquid damaged cell phones all day, it is probably the biggest killer of cell phones. blackrams pretty much said it perfectly, if you are lucky enough that it works again, immediately back up your numbers because it will go down hill very fast at the internals corrode.

~ Derek


Yep, my son went swimming with his phone in his pocket. It still "sort of" worked, so we took it into the repair center. It was unrepairable. So we bought a new phone and put insurance on it. A week later this phone fell into the toilet as my son pulled his pants up! Surprisingly this phone worked fine after it dried out.................for about 3 days, then it just went downhill and eventually died.
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Report this Post01-19-2007 10:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SCCAFieroClick Here to Email SCCAFieroSend a Private Message to SCCAFieroDirect Link to This Post
I have had pretty good luck "repairing" soaked phones by removing the battery, opening any obviously accessible case parts, flooding/rinsing/shaking the phone in rubbing alcohol, shaking dry, and then letting it dry in the sun for at least a full day. If you leave the water in the case, it will corrode the internals pretty quickly.
I have only done it a few times and they all worked fine afterwards. if the screen seal leaked and it looks like it got wet, it is probably unsavable.
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Report this Post01-19-2007 11:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WichitaClick Here to Email WichitaSend a Private Message to WichitaDirect Link to This Post
I have dropped my moble phone on several occasions. Once I dropped it on top of a flight of concrete stairs and it when bouncing on basically each step all the way down. I thought it was toast when I picked it up.

But I turned it on and it worked. No cracks or anything.

The one thing I do notice when I drop my phone. It turns off. Is there a function in the circuit that detects that it has impacted a hard surface and turns off?
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Report this Post01-20-2007 12:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Falcon4Click Here to visit Falcon4's HomePageClick Here to Email Falcon4Send a Private Message to Falcon4Direct Link to This Post
That's probably the contacts for the battery momentarily disconnecting, just long enough to shut it off. Yours must have been an LG, Wichita...?

My LG has had an interesting life. About two months after I got it, I went out in the rain with it in my pocket. Got back and it still worked fine but for some reason I couldn't connect to the data network anymore, to send/receive pictures, etc. Later, I ended up dropping it in a bucket of water - twice - and after some erratic behavior while it was still a little wet, it came back to normal, but still without the data. A short while later, the bucket of water again, and the same thing. I still use that phone today, over a year later, and I have since moved that bucket of water from next to my desk.
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Report this Post01-20-2007 04:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero FinaleSend a Private Message to Fiero FinaleDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Wichita:

I have dropped my moble phone on several occasions. Once I dropped it on top of a flight of concrete stairs and it when bouncing on basically each step all the way down. I thought it was toast when I picked it up.

But I turned it on and it worked. No cracks or anything.

The one thing I do notice when I drop my phone. It turns off. Is there a function in the circuit that detects that it has impacted a hard surface and turns off?


I have a Motorola Razor and mine shut off too when I accidentally "drop" kicked it one time(fell out of my hand and in a panic I tried to grab it and kicked on accident when it met my foot lol). Anyways I hope I never drop my cell phone in any liquid......I'd basically it quits at that point lol. Although a handful of my friends did successfully dry them after taking them apart and no future damage occured.
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Report this Post01-20-2007 05:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for firstfieroClick Here to Email firstfieroSend a Private Message to firstfieroDirect Link to This Post
My daughters fell in the toilet and survived lol I would say chances are slim from the beating it took in a washing machine.
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