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Lost contact list from wet phone

I got my phone wet and lost all power. I tried everything to dry it but can't get it to turn on. Consequently, I lost my valuable contact list. Is there any place where they can retrieve it?

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  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    That was the result of my trying to get a repair at Verizon - "toss it."
    However, I found a franchise service online, called CPR (cell phone repair) that has a 70% success rate for repairing water-damaged cell phones. I mailed it to them in Riverside Ca. and they called me in 3 days with a repair quote of $35 and they expect to fix it and ship it out in 2 days. I can get it back and transfer my contact list at a Verizon store. Too bad I spent $200 to replace it. Had I only known.
    But thanks for your input.


  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I lost my phone i need help to retrieve ma contacts

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You can go to the Verizon store and they can try. However, it seems that it has been lost. Sorry

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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Take the battery out and freeze it overnight it takes all the moisture out and it should start

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Water has dropped on my phone and it opens for a while and then closes again. I want to recover my contacts.


How bad did it get wet? You may be able to regain full function of the phone............Remove the battery cover and the battery. DO NOT PUT THE BATTERY BACK IN, YET. There should be a water mark paper behind the battery. If it's still white, you probably in good shape. If it is pink or red, that's not a good thing. If you leave the battery in the phone, and it's still wet, it's going to damage the battery and in turn everything else in the phone. Allow the phone to dry completely, near heat but not directly on the phone. keep the phone face down during this drying process. Be patient, it could take a few days to dry completely. Every other day or so, slide you battery back in and power on, see if it is any better. With the phone still functioning somewhat there is GOOD hope for this. If it continues to do this after 10 days of drying, it may just be your LCD screen needing replaced. If that's the case, please feel free to contact us, we can walk you through replacing it, or do it for you for a minimal charge. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 26, 2009 | Nokia 6300 Cellular Phone

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How to Save a Wet Cell Phone


Ever dropped your cell phone in the sink, or even worse... the toilet? Did you ever leave it in your pocket and run it through the washer? Did you ever swim with your cell phone in your pocket? It usually means you have to replace your phone, but sometimes if you're fast, you can save the phone! It's not being wet that kills a cell phone, it's being on and wet at the same time. This can short the circuitry out. If you're able to turn your phone off before it fries, you may well be able to resuscitate your drowned phone!


Get it out of the water as soon as possible. The plastic covers on cell phones are fairly tight, but water can enter the phone in a short period of time, perhaps only 20 seconds or less. Grab your phone quickly! If you can't get to it in time, your best bet is to remove the battery while it is still under water. Water helps dissipate heat from shorts that can damage the phone, so most damage occurs when the inside of the phone is wet and connected to a power source. This can go both ways. Being under water is more likely to short the battery to even more sensitive contacts, so be careful.

  1. Don't panic. Your phone will probably not be too damaged if you take it out of the water right away.
  2. 3Remove the battery. This is one of the most important steps. Don't take time to think about it; electricity and water do not mix. Cutting power to your phone is a crucial first step in saving it. Many circuits inside the phone will survive immersion in water provided they are not attached to a power source when wet.
  3. 4Try putting your cell phone, with battery removed, in an oven on warm and hold. The dry heat will dry that ish out in no time.
  4. 5Remove the SIM card if you have a GSM carrier, . Some or all of your valuable contacts (along with other data) could be stored on your SIM. To some people, this could be more worth saving than the phone itself. SIM cards survive water damage well, but some of the following steps are unnecessary i.e. don't heat it. Just pat it dry and leave it aside until you need to connect your phone to your cellular network. (This step does not apply to CDMA carriers such as Verizon, Alltel, US Cellular, Sprint, etc.)
  5. 6Dry your phone. You can put it in a bag of rice. Obviously you need to remove as much of the water as soon as possible, so you can save it from getting into the phone. Shake it out without dropping it, then use a towel or paper towel (ideally trying not to clog the wet paper in the gaps and grooves of the phone) to gently remove as much of the remaining water as possible. Dry the excess moisture by hand.
  6. 7Remove any covers and external connectors to open up as many gaps, slots, and crevices in the phone as possible.
  7. 8Use a vacuum cleaner if possible. Do not use a hair dryer (even on a "cold" mode) to dry out the phone, as this may force moisture further into the small components and likely melt them, deep inside the phone. If moisture is driven deeper inside, corrosion and oxidation may result when minerals from liquids are deposited on the circuitry. Using a hairdryer might be a temporary fix, but this will eventually cause component failure inside the phone. Instead, remove all residual moisture by drawing it away with a vacuum cleaner held over the affected areas for up to 20 minutes in each accessible area. This is the fastest method and can completely dry out your phone and get it working in thirty minutes (however, unless the exposure to water was extremely short, it's not recommended to attempt to turn your phone on this soon). Be careful not to hold the vacuum too close to the phone, as a vacuum can create static electricity, which is even worse.
  8. 9Use a substance with a high affinity for water to help draw out moisture. Leave the phone in a bowl or bag of uncooked rice overnight. The rice would absorb any remaining moisture. If available, it is preferable to use desiccant instead. Desiccant will absorb moisture better than rice. Turn the phone to a different position every hour until you go to sleep. This will allow any water left inside to run down and hopefully find an opening to escape.
  9. 10Let the phone sit on absorbent towels, napkin, or other paper. Remember that the goal is to evacuate all the moisture and humidity, not to trap it or add even more. Check the absorbent material every hour for 4 to 6 hours. If moisture is evident, repeat the vacuuming step and desiccant steps.
  10. 11Test your phone. After you have waited a day or so, make sure everything is clean and looks dry, and re-attach the battery to the phone. Try turning it on. If your phone still does not work, try plugging it into its charger without the battery. If this works, you need a new battery. If not, try taking your cell phone to an authorized dealer. Sometimes they can fix it. Don't try to hide the fact that it has been wet. There are internal indicators that prove moisture.
  11. 12Take the phone apart if your phone doesn't turn on at all. If you feel comfortable doing this, try taking it apart. First, make sure that you have ALL the right parts and know exactly where they go. Be sure to put everything back in its proper place once finished. As you're disassembling it, pat each individual part dry with a small towel and use the vacuum cleaner once more on the crevices. If this doesn't work, go to the professionals.







on Jul 15, 2010 | Cell Phones

Tip

How to Fix a Wet Cell Phone


  • Get it out of the water as soon as possible. The plastic covers on cell phones are fairly tight, but water can enter the phone in a short period of time, perhaps only 20 seconds or less. So grab your phone quickly! If you can't get to it in time, your best bet is to remove the battery while it is still under water. Water helps dissipate heat from shorts that can damage the phone, so most damage occurs when the inside of the phone is merely wet and there is a power source. This can go both ways. Being under water is more likely to short the battery to even more sensitive contacts, so be careful.
  • Don't panic. Your phone will probably not be too damaged if you take it out of the water right away.
  • Remove the battery. This is one of the most important steps. Don't take time to think about it; electricity and water do not mix. Cutting power to your phone is a crucial first step in saving it. Many circuits inside the phone will survive immersion in water provided they are not attached to a power source when wet.
  • If you have a GSM career, remove your SIM card. Some or all of your valuable contacts (along with other data) could be stored on your SIM. To some people this could be more worth saving than the phone itself. SIM cards survive water damage well, but some of the following steps are unnecessary i.e. don't heat it. Just pat it dry and leave it aside until you need to connect your phone to your cellular network. (This step does not apply to CDMA carriers such as Verizon, Alltel, US Cellular, Sprint, etc.)
  • Dry your phone. Obviously you need to remove as much of the water as soon as possible, so you can save it from getting into the phone. Shake it out without dropping it, then use a towel or paper towel (ideally trying not to clog the wet paper in the gaps and grooves of the phone) to gently remove as much of the remaining water as possible. Dry the excess moisture by hand.
  • Remove any covers and external connectors to open up as many gaps, slots, and crevices in the phone as possible.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner if possible. Do not use a hair dryer (even on a "cold" mode) to dry out the phone, as this may force moisture further into the small components, deep inside the phone. If moisture is driven deeper inside, corrosion and oxidation may result when minerals from liquids are deposited on the circuitry. Using a hairdryer might be a temporary fix, but this will eventually cause component failure inside the phone. Instead, remove all residual moisture by drawing it away with a vacuum cleaner held over the affected areas for up to 20 minutes in each accessible area. This is the fastest method and can completely dry out your phone and get it working in thirty minutes. Be careful not to hold the vacuum too close to the phone, as a vacuum can create static electricity, which is even worse.
  • Use a substance with a high affinity for water to help draw out moisture. Leave the phone in a bowl or bag of uncooked rice overnight. The rice would absorb any remaining moisture. If available, it is preferable to use desiccant instead. Desiccant will absorb moisture better than rice.
  • Let the phone sit on absorbent towels, napkin, or other paper. Remember that the goal is to evacuate all the moisture and humidity, not to trap it or add even more. Check the absorbent material every hour for 4 to 6 hours. If moisture is evident, repeat the vacuuming step and desiccant steps.
  • Test your phone. After you have waited a day or so, make sure everything is clean and dry looking and re-attach the battery to the phone and see if it works. If your phone does not work, try plugging it into its charger without the battery. If this works, you need a new battery. If not, try taking your cell phone to an authorized dealer. Sometimes they can fix it. Don't try to hide the fact that it has been wet. There are internal indicators that prove moisture.
  • Take the phone apart If your phone doesn't turn on at all. Try taking it apart. First, make sure that you have ALL the right parts and know exactly where they go. Be sure to put everything back in its proper place once finished. As you're disassembling it, pat each individual part dry with a small towel and use the vacuum cleaner once more on the crevices. If this doesn't work go to the professionals.
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    My nokia 6681 fell in the water and is not turning on.all my contact details are stored in it.i cannot retrieve them as the phone is not turning on.please help immediately


    dry the phone out and keep it off for a day or two. Your phone is interanlly wet and trying to tamper with it while wet will only fry your phone. Once it is dried inside and out put your battery back on and turn it on :o)

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    ATT replaced my SIM for free.

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