My wonderful PDA phone took a swim (clean water) for 2 seconds. I dryed the phone and almost everything is working. I removed the battery cover and pulled the battery to dry it. I didn't see any water in there. I then found a screwdriver to remove the 5 screws (all I could find) to open the phone. I used a hair dryer (warm) to try to dry the inside ASAP. Now the navigation/menu button works in the center and to the left and right, but doesn't navigate up or down. I have two keyboard keys that don't type always immediately ("m", "the period"). What can I do to fix the phone so it works as new? The battery appears to have lost some life as well. The phone still works, the screen is perfect, and was able to hotsync everything. Is there hope short of buying a new one?
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Re: Palm Centro PDA (Pink)
You can take the battery and the back off the device and place in completely submerged in a bag of white rice and leave it in there for 1 to 2 days this will help absorb the moisture, this should fix it if the water did not damage the circut boards if the water damaged the circut boards then the device is fried
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i got the same problem, my phone cant turn on.... when i turn it on it show me the orange circle (palm) and compleat loading then restart loading again and again...... please if anyone knows any thing about this problem just say!
try clearing up your web history, sms, or unwanted software....on the browser, click on blazer top left corner, click on history and clear all..tested if it doesnt work back up your phone and perform a master reset
1:Remove the battery immediately. This reduces the risk of a short circuit. Place the battery in a windowsill inside or outside. Do not put it near a heat source.
2:Dry your phone with an absorbent cloth.
3:Remove all the screws from your phone.
4:Carefully pry your faceplate off your phone with the flat edge and remove the rubber number pad.
5:Dry the inside of your phone with a cotton swab to be sure you get all the liquid from the crevices.
6:Dry your phone with a blow dryer on medium at a distance of 3-5 inches for approximately ninety minutes.
7:Shake your phone just to be sure there is no water remaining.
8:Replace rubber number pad and faceplate on your phone.
9:Replace all screws.
10:Replace the battery in your phone. If possible, you may want to buy a new a battery to ensure against acid leakage.
or try this advice :
This works on most mini electronic devices like cellular phones and digital cameras etc .
it sounds crazy .
Remove the back (or Cover ) of the phone( or Camera ), battery, and SIM if your phone ( or Device ) uses one , DIRECTLY .
Then, with a q-tip (or something similar), dab the connection points (shiny, goldish) on the battery, SIM, and phone. This should aid in drying.
Finally, place all contents in a bag of uncooked rice (separately, do not put back together just yet). it sounds crazy , but it draws the moisture out.
It normally is working after just 7-8 hours, but I would wait 12 hours or even 24 hours before attempting to use (just to be sure).
beware the water damage, despite being dry now, will void any warranties. Also, the phone's hardware is now weakened and if you drop it, the green mother board and circuitry could shatter - so be more careful.
This does work on electronic devices aside from phones as well. Simply tailor it to your device. If you do not have a SIM (Verizon phones, cameras, all others), remove only the battery. If you have an iPhone/iPod or GPS and cannot remove the battery, simply make sure it is all the way off, then put it in the rice bag. All electronic devices react the same to the rice trick. related link is here :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Otjgd48nY
This happened to my palm centro and i fixed it myself. :) Maybe it will work for you. What i did was take out the battery and so the phone is completely off.. then take a tooth brush with rubbing alchohol on it and scrubbed the bottom part of it that the hotsync cord goes into.. I thought this may just mess up my phone more but i plugged it back into the power cord, turned it on and it worked just fine!! Seriously, try this out. It brought me so much relief!! And chances are you either got some **** stuck up inside there, or you got the botton part wet. Hope i helped!!
I had this same problem during hurricane ike. I thought that it was because the cell towers were down or something, but I eventually had to take it to the sprint store because nothing was working. I've had to get 2 replacement phones since then, so..good luck!