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  1. #1
    souls2souls_uk
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    Hi all,

    A friend at work has had a little mishaps with his t610, he accidently spilt
    a glass of water over it but managed ot rescue it quickly and has so far
    taken out the battery and sim and dried it as much as possible. But there is
    some kind of water I think trapped behind the screen.

    There doesn't look like any damage has been done but there is just the water
    behind the screen that is well not very nice to look at.

    Is there someway to get to the screen to dry it or will it dry by itself
    eventually?

    As it was just a little water do you think any permanent damage has been
    done hes only had it a few weeks.

    Cheers


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  2. #2
    Evertjan.
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    Re: t610 water damage

    souls2souls_uk wrote on 13 feb 2004 in alt.cellular.ericsson:
    > A friend at work has had a little mishaps with his t610, he accidently
    > spilt a glass of water over it but managed ot rescue it quickly and
    > has so far taken out the battery and sim and dried it as much as
    > possible. But there is some kind of water I think trapped behind the
    > screen.
    >
    > There doesn't look like any damage has been done but there is just the
    > water behind the screen that is well not very nice to look at.


    The best advice given in this NG was to give it to your 18-month-old
    daughter to throw around:

    http://groups.google.com/groups?th=7c36f176ef16b7b1


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  3. #3
    souls2souls_uk
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    Re: t610 water damage


    "Evertjan." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > souls2souls_uk wrote on 13 feb 2004 in alt.cellular.ericsson:
    > > A friend at work has had a little mishaps with his t610, he accidently
    > > spilt a glass of water over it but managed ot rescue it quickly and
    > > has so far taken out the battery and sim and dried it as much as
    > > possible. But there is some kind of water I think trapped behind the
    > > screen.
    > >
    > > There doesn't look like any damage has been done but there is just the
    > > water behind the screen that is well not very nice to look at.

    >
    > The best advice given in this NG was to give it to your 18-month-old
    > daughter to throw around:
    >
    > http://groups.google.com/groups?th=7c36f176ef16b7b1
    >
    >
    > --
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    Very amusing read )

    just to add his earpiece is failing to hear anything s

    All going pear shaped for him (

    cheers


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  4. #4
    Milan Pollé
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    Re: t610 water damage

    The water will probably evaporate over time (don't use it before that time
    ofcourse). But it might leave stains.

    As the warranty is void now anyway, you might try opening it up. There are
    some sites detailing how to do that for swapping the housing. Maybe look
    that up at esato or howardforums.





  5. #5
    souls2souls_uk
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    Re: t610 water damage


    "Milan Pollé" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > The water will probably evaporate over time (don't use it before that time
    > ofcourse). But it might leave stains.
    >
    > As the warranty is void now anyway, you might try opening it up. There are
    > some sites detailing how to do that for swapping the housing. Maybe look
    > that up at esato or howardforums.
    >
    >


    Hi There Milan Polle

    I read the changing fascias on the esato site and will try it, in the mean
    time I lent him my old unlocked nokia 3310

    Do you think I should buy the t6 torx screw driver and try it and see if I
    can get to the screen by undoing all for screws? as it the water\shadow
    seems to be wedged in between the screen (that's how it looks) other than
    that it looks to be functioning ok.

    Is there much point now that the water seems to be drying out? is it to late
    do you think the damage has been done.

    As far as I can tell the earpiece is working again, but there is still the
    shadow of water stain on the display.

    He rung the retailer he bought it form and as we both thought they said no
    chance in hell they could not replace it unfortunately, was worth a shot.

    Cheers.


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  6. #6
    R45six
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    Re: t610 water damage

    Stick in the airing cupboard, somewhere warm and dry.





  7. #7
    Alan B
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    Re: t610 water damage


    "souls2souls_uk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > Do you think I should buy the t6 torx screw driver and try it and see if I
    > can get to the screen by undoing all for screws? as it the water\shadow
    > seems to be wedged in between the screen (that's how it looks) other than
    > that it looks to be functioning ok.
    >
    >


    Don't bother buying the torx drivers, it's easy easy to open them using an
    appropriately sized flat blade screwdriver and pressing down fairly firmly.
    Mine got soaked ( in the toilet - don't ask!) and I opened it up and left it
    to dry for 2-3 days and it worked fine when I put it back together





  8. #8
    Richard Colton
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    Re: t610 water damage


    "Alan B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "souls2souls_uk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > Do you think I should buy the t6 torx screw driver and try it and see if

    I
    > > can get to the screen by undoing all for screws? as it the water\shadow
    > > seems to be wedged in between the screen (that's how it looks) other

    than
    > > that it looks to be functioning ok.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Don't bother buying the torx drivers, it's easy easy to open them using an
    > appropriately sized flat blade screwdriver and pressing down fairly

    firmly.
    > Mine got soaked ( in the toilet - don't ask!) and I opened it up and left

    it
    > to dry for 2-3 days and it worked fine when I put it back together
    >


    DO buy a Torx T6 driver! A flat blade can easily slip or damage the screw
    heads. T6 drivers are cheap enough (£2-£3 tops), and if you still need
    dismantle instructions, take a look at the UselessInfo site in my sig.

    HTH

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  9. #9
    souls2souls_uk
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    Re: t610 water damage


    "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    >
    > "Alan B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "souls2souls_uk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > >
    > > > Do you think I should buy the t6 torx screw driver and try it and see

    if
    > I
    > > > can get to the screen by undoing all for screws? as it the

    water\shadow
    > > > seems to be wedged in between the screen (that's how it looks) other

    > than
    > > > that it looks to be functioning ok.
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > Don't bother buying the torx drivers, it's easy easy to open them using

    an
    > > appropriately sized flat blade screwdriver and pressing down fairly

    > firmly.
    > > Mine got soaked ( in the toilet - don't ask!) and I opened it up and

    left
    > it
    > > to dry for 2-3 days and it worked fine when I put it back together
    > >

    >
    > DO buy a Torx T6 driver! A flat blade can easily slip or damage the screw
    > heads. T6 drivers are cheap enough (£2-£3 tops), and if you still need
    > dismantle instructions, take a look at the UselessInfo site in my sig.
    >
    > HTH
    >
    > --
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    >
    >


    Appreciate all the replies,

    I have popped out this morning to maplin picked up a t6 torx screwdriver for
    a few quid was one round the corner but as it happened yesterday there was
    no sign of water so just gave it a wipe anyway and left it to dry. Before
    doing that I had a quick look to see if that water mark was still on the
    screen and it has gotten a lot smaller so heres hoping its will be sorted by
    monday and hopefully there won't have been any permanent damage.

    I passed on your messages to the chap and he passes on his thanks and is
    quite relived that his phone is not looking like his new paper weight. I did
    recommend the phone to him and felt somewhat guilty when he told me what
    happened hence me trying ot sort it out. But it looks like its going to be
    ok :-)

    Right just to clarify will the water have done any damage even though all is
    working fine? don't want him to wake up one morning to a black screen.

    Cheers


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  10. #10
    Richard Colton
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    Re: t610 water damage


    "souls2souls_uk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    <snip>
    > Right just to clarify will the water have done any damage even though all

    is
    > working fine? don't want him to wake up one morning to a black screen.


    The honest answer is....no-one knows. He may get lucky and it may continue
    to function into the forseeable future. Alterntively, it may give up the
    ghost at any time.

    Ideally, the phone should be dismantled and the main board cleaned in an
    ultrasonic bath, but even then there's no guarantee. As for the screen, if
    it's water damaged, there's no real alternative other than to replace it.

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  11. #11
    Milan Pollé
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    Re: t610 water damage


    "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> schreef in bericht
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    > The honest answer is....no-one knows. He may get lucky and it may

    continue
    > to function into the forseeable future. Alterntively, it may give up the
    > ghost at any time.


    Yes, I've heard that as well. Apparently any salts that might have been in
    the water could corrode the PCB traces over time.

    Though I once had a digital watch which I lost in the snow in the garden. I
    didn't find it until the springtime, opened it up, let it dry near a
    radiator and it worked flawlessly after that.

    Chances are it will work fine until the time he would want to move on to
    another phone.





  12. #12
    Evertjan.
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    Re: t610 water damage

    Milan Pollé wrote on 14 feb 2004 in alt.cellular.ericsson:
    > Yes, I've heard that as well. Apparently any salts that might have
    > been in the water could corrode the PCB traces over time.



    It seems far more likely [to me] that the deposited salts do no damage till
    they are able to attract moisture in a wet air environment.

    Then they could cause [intermittent?] signal leakage across pcb-lines and
    later corrosion with permanent damage.

    So keep the thing dry!

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