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Water inside Garmin, so no display.

How can I dismantle to dry it out?

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This was recommended by Coopers4508 under the Forerunner 201 thread, and it worked equally well for my Foretrex 101.
As Coops said:
I know it sounds crazy, but worked without damage. Placed the forerunner in a table vice (long end to end) and gently applied pressure, opened right up.
It worked perfect for me - just be sure to compress slowly and listen for the separation of the centre seam. A very tidy solution.

Posted on May 01, 2009


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If water gets inside the screen

Not alot, Unless you dismantle carefully and and slowly dry out. This needs someone who has experience to do this.

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Well this is the issue i'm trying to explain to some expert who believes that RICE is NOT TOTALLY a technician for several years.i never EVER heard that this solution totally accurate.
We are not talking about the phone must be dry inside,we are talking about It must be clean & dry inside,obviously that is different.
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It is better if you dismantle the phone and clean the LCD parts and area as well,might some corrosion/water stick to it,or clean the entire main board to ensure that no more wet area that may result to shot circuit.

Take a look at this video guide so it can help you dismantling your phone properly.

(just copy and paste the link on the address bar).

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Hi , The first thing you have to do is to dismantle ur mobile . Dry it for 2-3 day . When ur sure that it's totally dry then turn on . If it turns on , then well and good . If it doesn't , u can claim warranty (i believe u are in warranty period ) . Keep ur fingers crossed when u give ur mobile for service because there is a small sticker like thing stuck to the inside of the mobile to check if the mobile is damaged because of water . when the sticker comes in contact with the water , it's color changes (Or a similar mechanism is used to check) . Hope it's fine lets see . write back to me about ur proceedings If yo are satisfied with my answer please vote for me(with atleast 3ups) . thanks in advance

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What to do if your player falls in water

Once player falls into water, try to access the battery and remove it.

Loose the player with a screw driver and dismantle the components inside. Use heat or bulb to dry the component.

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You don't need to dry the battery with heat, you can just clean it with a dry cloth.

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