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Phone got wet and now the keys are all screwy.

I got caught in a torrential downpour yesterday but, as much as i tried to keep my phone as safe as possible, it did get quite wet as well. I didn't notice that it was messed up until a couple of hours later that the only keys that worked were the back button, the side play/pause button, the 9, and the 1. I let it dry for several hours with the battery and sim out, and the orange covers as well, and then the phone starting acting really strange: Now the power, play/pause, volume, web, walkman, back button, the button right above the back button, right, left and middle navigational buttons, the 9, 1, 8, 0, and 5 buttons all work correctly, however the others are a real problem. If the phone is automatically locked, then the lock side switch works, but if it's unlocked and I use that button to switch it to lock, it plays my walkman. The up and down navigational buttons don't work unless you hold down the button and then let go, hoping that it stops on the desired selection. The C button turns on the web. The button right above the C button does whatever the button on the opposite side does. The camera button plays the walkman. And all of the other number buttons do odd combinations (like pressing ?2? comes up 762 and # comes up 8, etc.). I let the phone dry again in the same manner overnight and still the same situation. I just bought the phone (online and not as part of a special offer or anything) and I really want to see if there?s anything I can do before I bring it to a specialist... My boyfriend suggested resetting the phone (as the sim card is not affected)... Do you think this would work? Help!

Posted by kataryna chmiel on

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  • kataryna chmiel Jul 15, 2007

    spray where? just on top of the keys or take off all of the facing on the phone? and is q20 the same thing as wd40?

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    i have the same exact problem...

  • Frank Carpenter III Dec 09, 2008

    I have a Sony Ericsson k550i. I dropped it in a beer at a party this weekend. I never dried it out or anything because I woke up drunk and just kept using the phone.
    -LEFT SELECT KEY produces a ZERO and a FIVE.
    -RIGHT SELECT KEY works properly.
    -The LEFT button causes the cursor to go LEFT, UP, and ENTER.
    -The UP button causes the cursor to go UP and ENTER.
    -RIGHT works fine.
    -DOWN works fine.
    -RETURN takes me immediately to my phone book or photo album and asks me if I want to delete either a contact or a picture.
    -THE C KEY produces the same result as the RETURN.
    -ONE produces a SIX, ONE, and VOLUME.
    -TWO works.
    -THREE works.
    -FOUR produces a FOUR and a SEVEN.
    -FIVE produces a ZERO, FIVE, and ENTER.
    -SIX makes a SIX and a ONE.
    -SEVEN makes a FOUR, SEVEN, and ASTERISK.
    -EIGHT works.
    -NINE works.
    -ZERO produces a ZERO and hits ENTER.
    -POUND works.
    I totally dismantled the phone with a torx screwdriver and found some condensation deep inside. I took a blow drier (on a cold setting) to the exposed insides for about a half hour. I then cleaned out everything with Q-Tips. I reassembled it, fired it up, and there was not the slightest change in the performance of this #$%king phone.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    huawei barcelona everytime i try to press my return/back key (on the right hand side of the phone)to return to what i was doing before the back/return button starts up a google search page

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    i tried to do a hard boot, cold boot, holding on power button removing battery, sim card. then putting it back together. then left the power button. still the problem persists. please tell me how can i solve the problem


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Spray the phone with q20 its a water displacement spray

Posted on Jul 12, 2007

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