Tip & How-To about RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 Smartphone

Repairing liquid damage.

The best treatment for a liquid damaged cell phone is to remove the battery and dry the phone out. We take these devices for granted and use them a lot without thinking anything should go wrong. They are so inexpensive that electronic manufacturers would rather just sell you another one every time the lens is scratched. First back up all the data if the unit powers back on. Then either take the phone apart if you have some electronics experience, or take the phone to a service center and hope the technician can salvage your phone. Sprint is one carrier that still has walk in service. The techs are busy (and under paid). If you think the cost for repairs is too much, shop for a replacement.

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dropped phone in water now the screen wont respond

Very importat!!! Do not power the device on if it is off. If it is on, power it off. Next dry it off as best you can. If you can remove the back and battery case, do so and remove any additional liquid in those areas. After that, place your phone in a bag of rice. The rice will absorb the additional moisture that is trapped inside the phone, and after about 24 to 48 hours, if there was no damage done to the circuitry inside the phone, it should work just as good as it ever did.

Nov 14, 2014 | Alcatel One Touch C750 Cellular Phone

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My samsung has coffee damage and won't light up pass the samsung opening screen. I would like to try and disassemble it as well but i don't know how. Please help!

Ok, liquids and phones don`t mix. The only thing you can do is to dry it out.Remove the battery panel and battery.
Wipe inside battery compartment and battery with kitchen towel, then move all pieces to a warm room(not on radiator) and leave for 24 hrs.
Then fix in battery and battery panel.Turn on ,that will be the best as you can get this phone.
Fingers crossed!

Dec 15, 2009 | Samsung Rant Cell Phone

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my nokia 6300 got dropped in the water at the beach. Can i fix it?

Salt water is a beach! OK its best to take it to a Repair shop for liquid treatment, It if you want to do it @ home here is what you can try..Get tooth brush, Metholated spirits, Take your phone completely part camera cover plates everything so you have a clean stripped main board. If you can see white powderys stuff all over the componats its real bad. Put the board in the solution leave it for A hour then give it a gentel brush, the dry to perfect with dryer.....hope this works for you..I have all the aquipment for liquid treatment but live in SA

Dec 03, 2008 | Nokia 6300 Cellular Phone

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cell pjone water damage

Turn your phone off for at least a day. Dry off your phone if you haven't already. Take out the battery, dry out the inside of the phone. If you have a sim card, take that out and leave to dry. Leave the battery out of the phone for a day as well. Put it back together after a day and try to power it on. If it doesn't come on, try plugging it in without the battery in. If it works that way, you simply need a new battery.

If this doesn't work you're probably going to have to get a new phone. Your cell phone provider will be able to tell if it's water damaged, so check with them to see if they replace water damaged phones.

Nov 30, 2007 | Samsung SGH-t629 Cellular Phone

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Sounds like liquid damage, may be able to dry for phone and with the battery removed clean the contacts in the charging/data connector with 99.9% rubbing alcohol and a tooth brush, keep away from the baby, dry out in gentle warm moving air for a while and hope for the best. Good Luck!

Jul 11, 2007 | Sanyo SCP-3100 Cellular Phone

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