Question about Sprint PCS Vision A640 by Samsung(r) Cellular Phone

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My A640 by Samsung

I think my son dropped it in a jug of water. I cleaned up, dried it (on the surface, battery, battery compartment etc). when i switch on it shoes me "Offline mode"...I can see the Tower bar (single line tower) but nothing else and is not connecting.

This is a new line taken in Dec'07, now beyond warranty and don't have any insurance. Can some on please help, I sure can not afford another phone!

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  • cewlguy2 Feb 24, 2008

    Hey Mike



    Thank you so much for your quick note, the best part I liked is "If non of this works, bin the phone, and give your son a clip around the ear :)" and the worst thing is a dent on my wallet :(



    well, you know, he did not do this with his own phone (he is 3 and has one of old phones as his), he did it with his sister's. Now I am listening to all kinds of #$%& from her :)



    But, I will certainly try out those you suggested and will post back the result. I was wondering most of these devices are built water proof; not sure if A640 was, but I would expect so!


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Hi, once these are dropped in water or soaked, they,re in the Bin.
All you can do is This.
1:) remove the Battery.
2:) put the phone ( without as much casing as possible ) on A central-heating Radiator. On top of a towel.
3:) gently blow with a warm-hot set hair Dryer.
4:) replace Battery and switch on.
If non of this works, bin the phone, and give your son a clip around the ear :)
Mike @ Compurepair.

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