Question about Samsung SYNC SGH-A707 Cellular Phone
My cell phone fell into the washer as I was loading clothes. Yes, there was water in the tub - it was filling up. Just my luck. Anyway, I took the battery out and the SIM card and I am blowdrying it on cool air. It is a flip phone, so when you flip it open, and look at the screen. you can see water. Any suggestions? I did take the four little screws out; however, nothing released when I did that so I don't know what the screws are for either.
If you have insurance, it will probably cover water damage. The warranty will not. If you want to try to fix it yourself, read on.
Taking the battery out immediately is essential in order to prevent short-circuiting between leads of delicate components or the components themselves. However, the common misconception of then drying all of the circuit boards and components without specifically cleaning out the moisture first will probably ruin your phone. Let me explain. When the circuits get wet, many unintended current paths are created through the liquid. That's why it is important to remove the battery ASAP and leave it off until the repair is finished. However, the most common type of damage occurs after the electronics dry off. Sure, the water is gone, but any dissolved solids in the water remain. These deposits (sugar, coffee, soap, minerals from tap water, etc) remain and dry on the electronics as a hard film that can't be removed. These deposits will affect the digital and radio-frequency circuits of the phone, rendering it junk.
The solution is pretty simple. If the phone gets wet (dropped in a toilet, soda spilled on it, gone through the washer, etc), remove the battery and keep the phone wet (put it in a ziploc baggie) until you can clean it with DISTILLED water. Distilled water has no minerals in it, so it will dry without any residue left behind. DO NOT USE TAP WATER. Disassemble the phone completely, and use a syringe to spray everything off. Pay special attention to the circuit boards, chip leads, ribbon cable connectors, and anything else that looks electrical. Don't be afraid to get the electronics wet. That's what we need to do. The idea is to ensure none of the original liquid is remaining. Once completed, shake off the excess water, and place all of the components in a warm dry place for 24-48 hours. Once dry, reassemble the phone and enjoy it.
I have used this procedure 6 times, and it was successful 5 times. One morning my wife called me and said my son's phone had just gone through the washer. I had her rinse it off under the faucet with tap water to get rid of the excess soap and put it in a baggie to keep it wet until I got home. That night i used this procedure to repair it and the phone worked fine. The 1 time it didn't work, some soda had already dried on the circuit board and I couldn't get all of it off.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
You need to take your phone to a GSM store to have the phone serviced (repaired), However don’t wait to long to do so because the circuit board can become corroded, Another method is if you have tool to open phone you can service the phone with the use contact t cleaner which displaces the water and clean with a tooth brush after this is done, lightly dry out with blow-dryer.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
SOURCE: Broken flip
Hello, Verizon has to repair your phone for you!!! I had the same exact problem and they said it was a defective part and that they would fix it... Just go into the store and tel them they have to because it is a known default. I just had to get mad. After i did that i got alot more help. Good luck!!!
Posted on Jan 12, 2007
This phone is CDMA, so it does not have any sim card slot as it has inbuilt system which is directly operated by the service provider.
No other service provider is compatible with this phone.
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
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