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Palm Centro PDA (Pink)

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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You will probably have to open it back up an clean the contacts with a qtip (or tiny piece of sponge) and alchohol. Let dry overnight.

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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

Posted on Apr 04, 2010

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My PALM Centro will not charge i have it plugged in via USB my AC charger quit working months ago and i threw it away. Therefore i have it plugged in via USB and the LED at the top it green but barley on...


Hello salvidor72,
It's more effective to use a charger than the usb adapter. The wirelessemporium.com web site has a nice deal on a Palm Centro PDA Phone Home/Travel Charger:
http://www.wirelessemporium.com/p-16501-Palm-Centro-PDA-Phone-Home-Travel-Charger.asp?refer=bizrate
You may also do a google search for palm centro charger. I hope this helps.
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Calendar on phone is good, calendar on computer is gone I tried hot sync with just the calendar only, but that freezes. what should I do


1.Bought Palm centro with freezing up problem then returned and got another one.
2. Second Palm centro again with freezing up with additional screen flickering problem....buy one problem take another problem....good huh? buy one take one..

3. Third Palm centro after returning the second, now I stil have and inherited the freezing up problem .....you always inherit the freezing up problem even as many times as you changed your PALM CENTRO.

conclusion:

I WILL NEVER BUY PALM CELLPHONE AGAIN.
I WILL NEVER BUY PALM CELLPHONE AGAIN.
I WILL NEVER BUY PALM CELLPHONE AGAIN.
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Palm Centro Freezes on Power Up


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

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How do i get under score on my pda


Type a hyphen (option 's key') then click 'alt' key (underscore should be pre-selected) select (centre palm button).

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My Palm centro phone will not turn on. I have the pda on and keep trying to turn the phone part on and it will not. It says welcome and takes you to the screen that looks like it will turn on but it...


I am having the same problem. Did you figure it out? My LCD screen broke. I took it to be repared and now the phone won't connect. The PDA works fine.

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Palm Centro - continous Syncing problem, now phone is dead


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!!

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I got my Palm Centro wet. I took the screws out


do not put your phone in ANY liquid, even rubbing alcohol! any liquid puts your phone at risk of corrosion in places you cannot see. even if it works fine now, that is no guarantee that there is not still small amounts of moisture inside that may still cause damage later. take your phone apart, put all the pieces of your phone in a ziploc bag of uncooked rice, and LEAVE IT IN THERE for at least 24 hours. having the battery in at all when there may be moisture inside puts your phone at risk for more damage. save yourself trouble later by leaving it alone in the rice for as long as you can. two days would be better.

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Liquid Damage to a Palm Centro need help


dismantle your phone and clean everything inside..

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Its locked up


Is your Palm Centro device locked up and frozen. You might want to try a hard reset. Here’s how.

1. Remove the battery from the rear of the unit.

2. Hold down the power button while reinserting the battery.

3. When the second Palm logo appears, release the power button.

4. Press the Up button to complete the hard reset and erase all data on the Centro.

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I drop my phone centro palm into water! I charge the phone and the red light turns on but my phone wont turn on at all. What can i do


Get a bowl of rice. Remove the battery from the phone. Leave the phone back open. Put phone and battery in the bowl of rice, cover and leave overnight.

The rice will hopefully soak up any water inside the phone and battery. If this doesn't work there may be permanent damage to the phone from the water and charging afterwords.

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