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Wife's mobile dropped dead any ideas on how to test/fix?

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Old 01-19-2014, 12:00 PM
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Default Wife's mobile dropped dead any ideas on how to test/fix?

Hi guys, so this mobile won't work at present - if you've any ideas on how I might fix or test various bits on it to see if it could live again I'd be really grateful. Thanks alot

 
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:20 PM
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Supposedly, rice will dry out electronics. Check these links:

Using Rice to Dry Out Electronics
 
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:11 PM
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Hey RoadiJeff, I've put the phone in a tub with rice for a couple of days to see if it will dry the thing out. Could be new phone time tho

Cheers man
Roger
 
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:01 AM
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The rice thing didn't help in my case... I need a new phone.
 
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:04 AM
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Think it's going to be time for a new phone coffee and electronics just dont mix. Most of the boards I'm sure would be fried
 
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:07 AM
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If you didn't try and turn it on afterward, putting all the components in a bag of rice for at least 2 days sometimes works. I've had a 80/20% success rate with it.
 
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:37 PM
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If the phone was powered on at the time it hit the drink, all the rice in the world probably won't help.
 
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:21 PM
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That's not necessarily true. More often than not, a phone is on when it gets wet. I've quite a few that I've brought back to life and they were powered up when they went swimming. I've had them come out of pools, snowbanks, toilets, glasses of soda and a few other beverages. :-)
 
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:36 PM
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Hi Guys, well predictably enough the phone is dead even after the rice experiment to dry it out. Nevermind, at least I learned how to take one apart and what the various big parts are. I guess 4 yr old kid + mobile phone + mug of coffee (all within 100ft of each other) = dead phone.

Thanks for your ideas on this.
Roger
 
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:52 PM
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Are you sure she didn't plop it in there intentionally, so she could get a new phone already?
 

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