Question about Cell Phones
Hi ....i have a nokia n81 8gb cellphone and one of my nieces dropped it in water...i did dismantle it and dry it but at first the screen went blank but after a few hours it was fine. im not sure if the phone is damaged but can you please help me
Heyas, my Nokia N81 got drawn on water last time( wasnt drawn for so long time, only 10 secs or less, iv'e cleaned it with propionic alcohol ( 24hours ).. it works but theres no displayy, only white screen, can you guys please help me ? thanks.
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
Myphone today got soaked in oil
i never offed the phone cos i wanted to save some details and besides i had to have a phoen to contact
just as i readthis i switched off the phone.
what do u rekon with olive oil.. please write a comment for others cos i believe its late for me
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
Hello play gal
Nokia phones of this complexity use at least 3 layer circuit board in order to fit all of those chips and other components in a small casing. When they get in contact with water they can retain it for a long period of time underneath the pins and those black chips. Also, the type of water involved may change way in wich the problem must be treated. Salt water is by far the most dangerous (because aftel the water evaporates the salt cristals remain and may still conduct electricity and form short circuits over the board) followed by water contaminated with foreign particles or other liquids. Normal water will not cause these problems but it can short circuit various components causing damage to the board.
In your situation, i would recomand that you dissasemble the phone, remove the display from the board and wash the board with propionic alcohol (or izopropilic alcohol). This helps by cleaning various foreigh materials or substances contained within the water that had contact with your phone. Let the phone to dry for about 1 day before you try to reasemble it. Don't force it to dry faster, let it in a sunny place to dry on it's own. In any case, never wash the display with this alcohol or anything else as this could affect it's quality or even destroy it. You may get propionic alcohool from electronic stores, radio shacks or service centers willing to sell it.
In case you dropped it in salt water you will need a lot of alcohol because you must place the motherboard in it for about 3-4 hours.
You may also try to simply power on the phone after 2 days (after the incident) to see if it works. Of course connect the battery back to it only after these 2 days.
You've asked if the phone is damaged now? That depends mostly on 2 factors.
How long did the phone stayed in the water and how long did it remain with it's battery connected? The shorter, the better.
What type of water was involved? salt water or sugar flavored or other things are bad.
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
Hi! after receive mi message! first switch off the phone! remove the battery from the mobile! and go to the service centre! then service the mobile! Do it
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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