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BACKLIGHT STILL ON

MY CELL PHONE GOT WET. I USED A BLOW DRYER AND PLACED IN A BOWL OF RICE FOR A FEW HOURS. THE PHONE WORKS BUT THE BACKLIGHT IS STAYS ON WHERE THE FLIP IS OPEN OR CLOSED. HOW CAN I MAKE THE BACKLIGHT GOT OFF (IF THAT IS POSSIBLE)?

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  • WANDA BAKER Jul 10, 2007

    Your answer seems very helpful but there is one other problem. I was trying to disassemble the phone but the screwheads are so small I do not have a screwdriver small enough to fit the head. I tried using the screwdriver that comes with an eyeglass repair kit nd even that was not small enough. Where can i find a screwdriver that could fit the heads of the very small screws in this C300?

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    my blacklight is also still on, it was in a cup of water for about three seconds and dried out overnight.

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How wet did it get? Was it submerged? The backlight would normally shut off after a short idle period or when you close the cover. If it is staying on all the time after water damage then there is still water in a component (like a capacitor) or corrosion that has opened or shorted a circuit path somewhere confusing the phone. There is a good chance that corrosion will become worse and do more damage. New problems could arise any time in the next few days or few years. If this were my phone I would disassemble it and clean it with rubbing alcohol, toothbrush, and air duster but there is some risk even for someone experienced. Also, microphones can be damaged by fluids including rubbing alcohol.

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  • Ben Jordan Jul 10, 2007

    I am not sure what tool is required as I do not have any information on your specific phone. I'd try Radio Shack for the tools. However, I would think they did not use tiny old style, flat-head screws. Usually you would see either small phillips head or star bits. If it's a star bit. Husky makes an inexpensive, small star bit assortment kit. The type that looks like a single small screwdriver and the handle comes off with multiple bits inside. I've seen that at Radio Shack and at Home Depot. Come to think of it, they also make the same thing with an assortment of small flat-head and phillips head bits.

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