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Water damage my nokia N80 fell into the sea water for few seconds. at that time it was on and working. i did not know anything about water damage so i did not take out the battery until the next day. after taking out the battery/sim card, i cleaned out the whole phone with dry papertowel and kept it under the fan for next 3 days. 1. i do not see any water sign on my phone, so i put the battery back and turn on the phone, it does not turn on... 2. i thought may be the battery is bad so i took out the battery and connected the phone directly to charger to see if something shows up. but no sign on life on my phone... IS my phone dead ?? if not what are the options.

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  • shivsa Dec 03, 2007

    thanks Matteh for your prompt reply.

    it helped a bit. i tookout the phone from freezer, dry it for 1/2 hour or so. but there was no water in my phone... just the little of of water outside because of freezer.
    anyway i put the sim card and bettery and then connected the phone to charger...
    yes there was some sign of life on phone now... but it is while screen and i can not see or do anything..
    so i connected the phone to my pc via usb cable, but my computer can not see the phone and there are some lines are seen scrambling on my phone..

    i am lost again. please suggest me further actions.


  • shivsa Dec 03, 2007

    No i do not have any insurance or warranty left on this phone. I thought this was kind of good news.

    Should i try changing the flexi cable on the phone ??
    or cleaning the phone with alchohol and see if cleans up the salty grain left on phone(since phone went into sea water). ??
    or it is dead no matter what..???


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It might be to late, but doesn't hurt to try, keep battery / sim card out, and put the phone in a freezer, if you don't have a freezer place it next to an air vent, wait over night (10 hours at least) And you should see water dripping out, warm it in your hands for about 20 seconds, dry it out with any towel / cloth place the sim card than battery in, if it doesn't turn on contact your phone company from a land-line about your insurance

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

  • Matt Perry
    Matt Perry Dec 03, 2007

    I guess it was to late, I'm sorry to say, that you have'ft to get a new phone, it has messed up your phone screen, if usally cost more to get it repaired than a new one! if you have water insured which is likely just contact your sellers and they will ship you a new one out and ask for the old one.

  • Matt Perry
    Matt Perry Dec 03, 2007

    Well, I would try everything that comes to mind first before having to buy a phone.

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