Question about Motorola Mobility V551

1 Answer

Can't open the back....

I cannot find a way into the back of the phone. water leaked on it, and i need to open it up to try and dry it

Posted by on

1 Answer

Re: can't open the back....

Remove the little soft gel like pads and there are tiny little screws underneath, remove the screws and be careful because they are
very tiny , need a T6 screw driver

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My motorola e1 fall in water and when am trying to on it but it this not coming

if your phone is wet,do not try to switch it on before you dry the battery and phone separately,they need to dry on natural air,that means that you need to wait for availe.back cover need to be open,ofcourse.

Mar 20, 2011 | Motorola Mobility ROKR E1 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Touchscreen doesnt work


I don't want to you to do hard reset & lose all your data so I would advice you look closer at the screen & noticed the spots if it looks like water spots & peeled the screen back. It might be noticed that the glue from around the screen actually leaked onto the screen, so you would damp one end of a q-tip & wipe the glue off then dry it with the other end. Then turn the phone back on and the screen should work fine. Try cleaning the screen before doing a hard reset or paying for a replacement phone. It'll save you time & headache.


Mar 01, 2011 | HTC HD2 Smartphone

1 Answer

Mobile in water not working now

Remove The Phone From The Water

The first step is to remove the phone from the water as soon as possible. The less time the phone spends submerged, the greater chance it has of being saved. The plastic covers that come with cell phones do provide some protection, but it takes a mere twenty seconds or less for water to get through these barriers and start causing damage to your phone.

Once you pull the phone from the water, remove the battery immediately. Cutting power is a crucial step when attempting to save a wet cell phone. There are many circuits inside cell phones that can survive getting wet, but only if they are not attached to a power source.

If your cell phone comes with a SIM card, remove it promptly. Do not heat the card, simply pat it dry with a soft towel, and put it aside until the rest of your phone is dry and back to working order. The good news is that SIM cards recover well from water damage. If for some reason, your phone doesn't survive the accident but the SIM card does, there are plenty of places that sell unlocked cell phones. Simply place your SIM chip into the new phone and go.

Salt Water Accident

Please take note; if your phone was submerged in salt water, you must rinse it in fresh water before the drying process begins. Even after the phone is dry, crystals can form and continue to cause damage and erosion.
Let Your Phone Dry

The next step you must take to save a wet cell phone is to allow the phone to dry. A great method in providing an optimum drying environment is to set the phone on the vent found on the back of a television set or cable box. The low heat emitted will gently dry your cell phone. Another trick to help speed drying is to place the phone in a bowl of dry rice. This will help draw out the moisture. You can also try placing the phone in a plastic baggie with a few silica packs that come in purchases such as shoes and electronics. Silica, like rice, absorbs moisture.

The important part of the drying process is to place the phone uncovered, in a warm, dry place and allow the moisture to evaporate completely. Another alternative is to place the phone on an air conditioner. The cold air will not damage the phone and the air from an air conditioner is very dry allowing the water to evaporate quickly.

Drying should take approximately three days at which time you can check to make sure the phone is clean and dry. It is at this time that you can re attach the battery and check if the phone works. If it doesn't, wait a few more days and try again. If the phone still doesn't work, take it to your local dealer, they may be able to repair it. Be prepared; getting a cell phone wet will void your warranty and most cell phones are equipped with a water damage indicator so the dealer will know the phone has been H2O compromised.

Alternative Drying Methods

There is an alternative way to save a wet cell phone that includes an alcohol soak. Alcohol is hygroscopic which means that it attracts water. Soaking your phone in denatured alcohol, or a 95% alcohol solution (regular rubbing alcohol is about 75%), soaks up all the water in the phone. When the liquid is dumped out, only alcohol, which will evaporate, remains. Make sure that the alcohol you use is denatured with only methanol as the chemicals found in other types can be damaging. This kind of alcohol can be purchased at your local hardware store. The alcohol soak may work best for phones that have been damaged by salt water or other liquids such as coffee.

Battery Caution

When attempting to save a wet cell phone, make sure you do not heat the battery as it could leak or even explode. Lithium-ion batteries are especially sensitive. In addition, many cell phones have plastic parts that can melt. Above all, do not try to save a wet cell phone by placing it in a microwave. You will destroy the electronic components and possibly the microwave in the process.

The above steps will help to save a wet cell phone, but be prepared. Often the phone will survive but the battery will not and the purchase of a new one may be in order. Good Luck!

Dec 05, 2010 | Nokia 2690 Cell Phone

2 Answers

My mobile 8310 has fallen in the water, after

o.k. first off take the battery and SIM out and blow dry the phone .. the fast you get it dry the better chance you have of saving it. I have saved many phones this way, but, it is hit or miss of your phone will work again. Do NOT place the battery back into the phone until it is completely dry! playing with it before it is dry can fry it or ruin it because the circuitry is still moist. Only after it is dry will you know if it will work.

as far as the code goes you can try 4 zeros or 6 zeros. sometimes this is a generic code.

otherwise call your service provider they may have the code for your particular model.

Hope this helps!

Mar 26, 2010 | Dmobo BRAND CONDITION NOKIA 8310 MOBILE...

1 Answer

SonyEricsson T707 was dropped into water. On recovery (2mins ) later stripped outer covers off and removed battery and sim card. Used hairdryer on unit for about 20mins. Can you suggest anything else I can...

The next thing to do if you drop your cell phone in water is to remove the battery immediately without even hesitating to turn off the power. This reduces the risk of a short circuit which would render your phone useless. Dry the batter with a towel and set aside to dry thoroughly. The battery itself may or may not work again, but fortunately batteries can be replaced fairly inexpensively. Even if the battery does work, it is a good idea to get a new one so as not to risk it leaking battery acid in the future.
After you have removed the battery, dry off the cell phone with an absorbent towel as best as you can. Use cotton swabs to soak up water in crevices and on any fragile, exposed circuits. If you have dropped your cell phone in water, it is also helpful to disassemble it if you can and let all the parts dry separately. Just be sure that you know how to put it back together. If it is a flip or sliding cell phone, leave it open for maximum evaporation.
If you drop your cell phone in water that isn’t pure such as a beverage or in salt water, rinse the phone off with fresh water once you have removed the battery. Once you drop the phone in water, the additional rinsing will not do further damage, however, minerals or other materials will.
If you drop your cell phone in liquid that isn’t pure water, you may want to try giving it an alcohol bath. The alcohol will displace minerals and microscopic substances as well as aiding in the evaporation of the fluid. If it is available, you should use an alcohol concentration of 95% rather than rubbing alcohol that usually contains only 70%.
Once your phone is clean, leave it in a warm dry area or near an air conditioner for three days before you attempt to replace the battery and turn it on. This is very important, because although you may think that you have thoroughly dried it, the slightest moisture can react with the battery and cause it to short circuit. If drop your cell phone in water, and want to save it, resist the temptation of turning it on to see if it is working until you have waited at least 72 hours. Unless you have insurance for your cell phone which covers water damage, there is no point in sending it to the manufacture with the hope that they will replace it under warranty. If you drop your cell phone in water, the technicians will be able to tell immediately due to moisture sensitive stickers that are contained inside almost all cell phones. The best thing to do is to try the tips mentioned above and repair it yourself.

Jan 03, 2010 | Sony Ericsson T707 Cell Phone

1 Answer

SCH-U430 Won't shutoff

if you let it dry but turned it back on and it still doesnt work chances are its fried and cant be saved.
most phone are held down by screws but the plastic actually snaps together. using a sharp probe or very small ended tool you can pry it open and snap it apary

Jul 23, 2009 | Samsung SCH-u430 Cell Phone

2 Answers

Dropped phone in water

no much. probably it already has a short internal.
you can open the pone and try to use a hair dryer to dry out the phone, but I don't think that is going help.

Nov 07, 2008 | LG enV VX9900 Cellular Phone

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motorola Mobility V551 Logo

Related Topics:

33 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Motorola Mobility Cell Phones Experts

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1059 Answers

Chris Hunt

Level 3 Expert

1342 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7053 Answers

Are you a Motorola Mobility Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides