Question about Cingular Wireless Cingular 8525 Smartphone
Last year I spilled coffee on the screen of my IPAQ hx2415. It would come on, start to reset and begin with where you use the stylus to go through the calibrating procedure, but would not respond to the stylus. I sent it to elaptoprepair(.com) and they said it needed a new motherboard for $150.00. Since I could buy a good used IPAQ for that price on e-bay, I told them to just send it back to me. I got it back 2 months later and one day I just tried to turn it on. It came on, the screen lit up, but just a blank screen (I tried soft reset, hard reset, all of that). It was right by my laptop and I noticed that my laptop was telling me another computer was nearby, detected by the infrafred. It was the IPAQ, and it started to sync. I was able to explore it through Activesync and everything was there - Windows, files, etc. I don't understand how the motherboard can need replacing when it appears to be there when connected to my laptop. MY DILEMMA is this: I am willing to spend the $35.00 or so that I can get a screen assembly replacement for on e-bay, but that's all it would be worth spending, but I don't know if it IS the screen. By the way, it appears to have been thoroughly cleaned too - I saw no evidence of coffee on it (?). Can you tell if this sounds like it needs the screen replaced? Or can the motherboard be shot even though I can get into it via ActiveSync and everything looks normal? This just doesn't make sense to me. Recently, my phone started to malfunction with such symptoms as not notifying me of texts, Sending message notificaton without showing that a call had been made to the phone,turning off on its own even though it had been charged and not responding to the touch screen when trying to type in data(the manual keypad would however work). Now, the phone comes on to the Cingular Screen but will not continue with windows and the other prompts. It just remains on the Cingular screen until I take the battery out. Upon returning the battery to the phone and attempting to turn the phone on, it turns back on to the Cingular screen and that is it. I remains there. Of course I cannot recieve, place calls, or use any of the other functions. Is it possible that the battery needs replacing? What do you think? Oh, I called AT& T and they tried to reset it. They suggest that it is time to replace the device. If it is something simple and inexpensive, I would rather do that. Thanks
In the future, whenever you spill liquid on something electonic, unplug it immediately. If there was no electricity going through it at the time, you can usually let it dry for a day or two, and it should still work.
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
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