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  1. #1
    Ted Rogers
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    My T610 plopped in the bath last night (stupidly I had it in my breast
    pocket). The noise was hideous as it hit the water. I grabbed it out as
    quickly as possible (what's the point - once its wet its wet) removed the
    battery, padded the inside dry and left it near (not on) a warm radiator.

    Needless to say my pride and joy is dead - it is no more - it is a dead
    T610.

    Is there any hope of a transplant? Which component would be most likely to
    have been destroyed?

    Help!

    Ted






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  2. #2
    ~ Q ~
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    Re: Oh woe is me - T610 plopped

    Ted Rogers - typed:
    > My T610 plopped in the bath last night (stupidly I had it in my breast
    > pocket). The noise was hideous as it hit the water. I grabbed it out
    > as quickly as possible (what's the point - once its wet its wet)
    > removed the battery, padded the inside dry and left it near (not on)
    > a warm radiator.
    >
    > Needless to say my pride and joy is dead - it is no more - it is a
    > dead T610.
    >
    > Is there any hope of a transplant? Which component would be most
    > likely to have been destroyed?
    >
    > Help!
    >
    > Ted


    I dropped a T28w in the loo whilst being careful not to drop my Mini
    Disk recorder in! My hand has never entered a toilet bowl that fast
    before or since! I took out the battery, rinsed both & left it near a
    radiator for 2 days before turning it back on. It took a couple of
    charges to restore the internal backup cell but it worked eventually. It
    failed completely a week before the warranty expired & got a reconned
    T28i - didn't want a new T29 thanks very much. YMMV. Many insurance
    policies won't cover this sort of damage or even theft in a public
    place!

    If yours remains dead, I'd guess that the battery is OK (but check with
    another T610!) & the rest is probably scrap apart from the case parts.
    Trapped water or just moisture often causes corrosion to PCB solder
    joints sometime after the emersion. Look on the bright side, the charger
    should still work. The main problem with a device like a phone is that
    liquid can enter in so many places & sit there unless completely
    dismantled then dried with compressed air. I know that some phones are
    vaguely water resistant but don't have IP (Ingress Protection) ratings
    IIRC.
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  3. #3
    Carl.
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    Re: Oh woe is me - T610 plopped

    "Ted Rogers" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My T610 plopped in the bath last night (stupidly I had it in my breast
    > pocket). The noise was hideous as it hit the water. I grabbed it out as
    > quickly as possible (what's the point - once its wet its wet) removed the
    > battery, padded the inside dry and left it near (not on) a warm radiator.
    >
    > Needless to say my pride and joy is dead - it is no more - it is a dead
    > T610.
    >
    > Is there any hope of a transplant? Which component would be most likely to
    > have been destroyed?


    Water death depends on the water. Most electronic devices can take a quick
    splash and have more than a 50% survival rate if it is completely clean
    water. Salt and sugar seems to be instant death. Not sure about soap, but
    if you were in the tub it probably had oils and salt in it. Actually, even
    if you were not in the tub yet there was probably leftover yuck. Odds are
    it's more than one thing ruined.


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  4. #4
    Jayzero
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    Re: Oh woe is me - T610 plopped


    "Carl." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Ted Rogers" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > My T610 plopped in the bath last night (stupidly I had it in my breast
    > > pocket). The noise was hideous as it hit the water. I grabbed it out as
    > > quickly as possible (what's the point - once its wet its wet) removed

    the
    > > battery, padded the inside dry and left it near (not on) a warm

    radiator.
    > >
    > > Needless to say my pride and joy is dead - it is no more - it is a dead
    > > T610.
    > >
    > > Is there any hope of a transplant? Which component would be most likely

    to
    > > have been destroyed?

    >
    > Water death depends on the water. Most electronic devices can take a

    quick
    > splash and have more than a 50% survival rate if it is completely clean
    > water. Salt and sugar seems to be instant death. Not sure about soap,

    but
    > if you were in the tub it probably had oils and salt in it. Actually,

    even
    > if you were not in the tub yet there was probably leftover yuck. Odds are
    > it's more than one thing ruined.
    >


    As I discovered to my cost a couple of years ago, beer is also instant death
    to a phone! And it didn't do a lot for the beer either. (It was a great
    source of merriment for my mates however.) I now have an insurance plan
    which includes water damage cover.
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  5. #5
    Ted Rogers
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    Re: Oh woe is me - T610 plopped

    >
    > As I discovered to my cost a couple of years ago, beer is also instant

    death
    > to a phone! And it didn't do a lot for the beer either. (It was a great
    > source of merriment for my mates however.) I now have an insurance plan
    > which includes water damage cover.
    > >


    Further to my last, and in the depths of my despair, I took apart the T610
    as far as I dare, used clear nail varnish remover to wipe all the internal
    parts, dried it carefully with cotton buds and brushed the contacts with a
    pencil and re-assembled. The bloody thing still didn't work so I gave it to
    my 18 month year old daughter to play with. She threw it around the lounge,
    bit it, whacked her teddy bear with it and pressed all the buttons at an
    alarming rate.

    I then went out and bought a new Z600 - £230.

    When I got home I thought I'd try one more time to get the T610 to work if
    only to get some pictures. I retrieved it from the toy box, wiped off most
    of her lunch off it and to my joy/astonishment/dismay/anger it now works -
    perfectly.

    The moral of this tale? God knows, but I'm £230 down and now have two
    phones.....

    Ted

    PS I like the Z600 though!







  6. #6
    Tarik Kurtovic
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    Re: Oh woe is me - T610 plopped

    So the point is, if your phone's dead as an effect of being dropped into the
    bath, give it to a 18-month-old, and it should be in great shape as soon as
    it gets
    a thrown around the place a bit, maybe bitten? :-)
    Great advice, I must try it once :-)





  7. #7
    Ted Rogers
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    Re: Oh woe is me - T610 plopped


    "Tarik Kurtovic" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > So the point is, if your phone's dead as an effect of being dropped into

    the
    > bath, give it to a 18-month-old, and it should be in great shape as soon

    as
    > it gets
    > a thrown around the place a bit, maybe bitten? :-)
    > Great advice, I must try it once :-)
    >

    I wouldn't recommend it but it worked!

    Ted





  8. #8
    Steve Dulieu
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    Re: Oh woe is me - T610 plopped


    "Ted Rogers" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Tarik Kurtovic" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > So the point is, if your phone's dead as an effect of being dropped into

    > the
    > > bath, give it to a 18-month-old, and it should be in great shape as soon

    > as
    > > it gets
    > > a thrown around the place a bit, maybe bitten? :-)
    > > Great advice, I must try it once :-)
    > >

    > I wouldn't recommend it but it worked!
    >
    > Ted


    There are 2 standard answers to avoiding water damage, in both cases you
    should switch the phone off and remove the battery the *instant* the phone
    is removed from the water...
    1. Send it to a repair shop that has an ultrasonic bath. This will cost but
    has the best chance of success.
    2. Dismantle the phone as much as possible and leave in the airing cupboard
    for *at least* a week. It would appear that we should add "Give it to a
    toddler" to the above list:-)
    Seriously though, I would suggest that you give you T610 the ultrasonic bath
    treatment, it is quite common for phones that start working after drying out
    (which is what it sounds like your one has done) to conk out later due to
    minute traces of salts, minerals and other sh*t deposited by the water
    causing a short. Ask on uk.telecom.mobile for people with an ultrasonic
    bath.
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  9. #9
    Carve2
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    Re: Oh woe is me - T610 plopped

    "Ted Rogers" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    |
    | "Tarik Kurtovic" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    | news:[email protected]
    | > So the point is, if your phone's dead as an effect of being dropped into
    | the
    | > bath, give it to a 18-month-old, and it should be in great shape as soon
    | as
    | > it gets
    | > a thrown around the place a bit, maybe bitten? :-)
    | > Great advice, I must try it once :-)
    | >
    | I wouldn't recommend it but it worked!
    |
    | Ted

    A sign of a future career for the young lady?

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  10. #10
    Carl.
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    Re: Oh woe is me - T610 plopped

    "Ted Rogers" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Further to my last, and in the depths of my despair, I took apart the T610
    > as far as I dare, used clear nail varnish remover to wipe all the internal
    > parts, dried it carefully with cotton buds and brushed the contacts with a
    > pencil and re-assembled. The bloody thing still didn't work so I gave it

    to
    > my 18 month year old daughter to play with. She threw it around the

    lounge,
    > bit it, whacked her teddy bear with it and pressed all the buttons at an
    > alarming rate.
    >
    > I then went out and bought a new Z600 - £230.
    >
    > When I got home I thought I'd try one more time to get the T610 to work if
    > only to get some pictures. I retrieved it from the toy box, wiped off most
    > of her lunch off it and to my joy/astonishment/dismay/anger it now works -
    > perfectly.
    >
    > The moral of this tale? God knows, but I'm £230 down and now have two
    > phones.....


    The moral is . . . not only do electronic devices indeed have a conscious
    mind, but they also hate us.


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