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    Robb4248
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    Alright guys, I have recently looked EVERYWHERE for a cure for those wet cell phones, and have found a pretty good soloution!

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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    125 degrees for 5 hours??? hahahahahaha
    wow...i would definately NOT try this.
    stick to the hair dryer!
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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    Uh, apparently you are calling a motorola and nokia engineer wrong after it was attempted and worked?
    Last edited by X-Factor; 07-16-2006 at 02:36 PM.



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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    Quote Originally Posted by teamneon
    125 degrees for 5 hours??? hahahahahaha
    wow...i would definately NOT try this.
    stick to the hair dryer!
    When you think about it, 125 degrees isnt that hot, your body temp is around 98 degrees, and im sure you wouldnt think twice about holding your phone for an extended period of time. 5 hours does seem like alot of time tho.



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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    I kinda felt that way too, but If you have worked with Silicon boards and electronics as long as I have, it takes a lot of heat to melt it. Soldering is about 400*F, and it doesn't harm the board.



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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    I dropped mine in a toilet on a plane (bluejuice)
    I took the battery out for a few days and it started working (after I bouhgt a new one)
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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    wow...i didnt think i deserved a negative rep for that...ill shutup from now on
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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    Nice chart Robb. At least it will give some other people a solution other than complaining and asking "what should I do?...should I file a complaint to [service provider] because they won't fix my phone?" Hopefully they will see the sticky...

    Also, what about mud? Is it possible to use the salt water guide? Oh well, I'll try it out myself.



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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    It saw the sticky lol. Thanks for the positive comment. Well, mud... I don't think that would kill it unless it was really sloppy... try to do the normal water routine



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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    I sent my nokia 3320 through the washing machine a while back, I set it out to dry for 5 or 6 days and it still didnt work. That was about a month ago do you think that this will still work, or am I stuck with my samsung?



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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    Hmm... if you have no other options, go ahead and give it a try! Nothing else to loose on it



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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    First I thought baking in the oven was crazy but 125 degree isn't bad at all. People in Iraq suffer temperature higher than that (not that I've been there myself). If it's the kind of temparature people could live in, I don't think it would damage cell phone. The problem is that I can't set my oven below 170 degree....



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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    A couple of notes I'd like to add. First, I use distilled water as tap water tends to have impurities. Many people use water softeners, so you are just putting salt water on your phone. City water has clorine and floride, all three of these, at the second step will crystalize on the board causing shorts and false resistors. Second, it is essential to completely disassemble the phone including LCD. The LCD is very heat sensitive and can be damaged if overheated. The bare board can be baked at 150-180 degrees for 2 hours to eliminate water under the chips. IF you have removed the battery immediatly after the "dunk" in fluid, you have a 50% chance of recovery. A lot of factors come into play, but this method does work at times. LCD damaged? Replace it. With no other options but buy a new phone, what have you got to loose?

    I do this in my shop on a daily basis, before going into the circuts to replace parts. This is trick has been around. I heard it from a tech at Motorola, couldn't believe it myself, until I tried it.

    GO FOR IT! What do you have to loose?



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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    Didn't say use tap water The engineer at motorola put the entire phone in the over, just fyi



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    Re: SOL on that wet cell phone? You'd think so, NOT ANY MORE!

    Guess the engineer at Motorola can afford to buy a new RaZR, Q, e815, (fill in your motorola phone here) when the plastic or screen gets damaged. I thought I would add a few pointers to help all the people out there that have dropped their phone in water, beer, mud, toilets, (fill in some liquid your phone has taken a bath in). Did not intend to step on any feet, was just trying to help out the best I can.



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