My Palm Zire 72 tumbled into two inches of water.
It seems that unfortunately you PDA is damaged and needs professional repair service, or just forget about it and buy another one.
Water causes to have corrosion and shorts in electronic devices, even if is dried internally (residues cause the shorts), which is an quemical effect of have water (or moisture) with copper and other metals and a voltage from the battery.
If anyway is already damaged, you may want to try in repair it yourself.
If so, you will need to open it, and remove all residues (kind of green or white dust over the components) from the copper traces, connectors and components.
If the event is recent, there is the chance you can clean it completely, but I do see that this happened a couple of months ago.
If several weeks (or months) passed, then a deep corrosion already took place in it, and is likely that the components and connections have been permanently damaged.
In order to open and repair, you will need:
1. Torx scredriver and philips screwdriver
2. Plastic pry tool to open it without leave marks or damage the PDA housing
3. 5X magnifier with light, or better if you can use a microscope, so you can review all the areas (including under the tiny electronic components) and clean them.
If you send it to repair, it will be expensive, and it may be over the cost of buy an used PDA but in good working conditions.
I mean, depending of the damage caused by the water, it may be necessary to replace one or all the major components inside the PDA (mainboard, LCD screen, speaker, camera, battery, etc).
May 25, 2009 |
Palm Zire 72 Handheld