Question about Palm Treo 680 Smartphone
Phone fell in toilet
I dropped my phone in a toilet. (It had already been flushed) I did not try to turn the phone back on, instead I took the battery, sim card, back cover off, and put my phone in a bowl of rice with a lid on it, for a couple of days. The rice pulled all the moisture out of the phone. My phone worked fine after that. My battery did have the water mark on it, so I had to buy a new battery
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Posted on Jul 31, 2008
Did the exact same thing about 4 months ago. By the next morning, the screen wasn't working. I gave up and ordered an unlocked one from Ebay to replace it. Now that one isn't working right, so I got the old one back out just in case.
Works like a charm! I think I just didn't give it time to dry out thoroughly. Now, if it will just KEEP working....
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
I had a very similar problem when I dropped my phone in a mudpuddle. I could not get it to work at all and I think the connector that is used by the hotsync cable was shorted with muddy water because it kept trying to rngage the hotsync operation even without a cable.
I disassembled the phone as much as possible and got some distilled water and rinsed the unit very thoroughly It is important to use distilled water because distilled water has all of the mineral content removed and is non conductive.
After that, you can dry the unit with a hair dryer, but it is unlikely you will be able to get the water out of the phone that way very effectively. I had access to an oven that had accurate controls and set it at 180 degrees and left the phone in there for several hours.
When I reassembled and turned it on, everything worked fine again. The only thing I noticed was that the backlight was less uniform than before. I think that was because of some of the contaminants from the mudpuddle that I could not rinse free. It is barely noticeable, and I have been runnig great for 6 months since.
I hope this helps...
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