Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



8 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 98732 5-Mar-2012 16:32 Send private message

Hi all,
I had my newly acquired 8150 in my pocket while walking in the rain. My pocket didn't get wet and neither did the phone, but when i took it out of my pocket and unlocked the phone, I noticed there was a small amount of fog in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Then almost immediately the screen went blank. How the fog got there I have no idea! I quickly took the cover off and there was a small drop of water on the battery itself. I have no idea how it got there either!! I then put it straight into the hot water cupboard and has been there for almost a week, as has been the status quo when all my other mobiles over the years have gotten wet and have worked fine after a few days of drying. This phone however, still turns on and it beeps that i have a notificationt, but i can't see anything on the screen at all, rendering it unusable.
I've only had it for 2 weeks into a 24 month plan and was wondering if this would come under a warranty claim? Or am I buggered and back to using the good ol' Nokia again?
Cheers

Create new topic
7748 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 316

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 590803 5-Mar-2012 16:55 Send private message

Sounds like water/condensation damage :(

Where did you buy it from?

Also if you have house and contents insurance, it may cover your phone.. but for a cheap phone like the Ideos 8150 it's probably not worth the excess + hassle.




8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 590809 5-Mar-2012 17:15 Send private message

Yeah I thought might of been the case. It could of been a bit hardier, though it would of eventually got a bit wet anyway as I work outside.

I got it from 2 degrees for free on a 24month contract, so I don't even think insurance would cover something cost nothing :(

Back to the Nokia for good I guess :(

119 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 591121 6-Mar-2012 11:10 Send private message

Doesn't sound good,
Try putting phone in front of dehumidifier for a while - you may get lucky 

7748 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 316

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 591127 6-Mar-2012 11:27 Send private message

For your next smartphone have a look at ones that are specifically designed to be water resistant and rugged, eg: Sony Xperia Active (~$370 from DSE or parallel imported), Motorola Defy etc

Otherwise get something like a neoprene slip case to pop the phone in, when in your pocket.



8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 592859 9-Mar-2012 17:59 Send private message

Alas, no luck with the dehumidifier either. Will def look for something more robust in the future.
Cheers for your help :)

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Speed limit when overtaking? Teach me please.
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by KiwiNZ on 25-Oct-2014 05:54 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


House Auctions
Created by t0ny, last reply by mattwnz on 25-Oct-2014 00:18 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Spark Socialiser
Created by freitasm, last reply by freitasm on 22-Oct-2014 18:39 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


VDSL, which router/modem sub $200?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by TeaLeaf on 24-Oct-2014 23:26 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


30 too old to get into IT?
Created by Interslice, last reply by shk292 on 24-Oct-2014 20:39 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


American legal jurisdiction in New Zealand
Created by ajobbins, last reply by gzt on 21-Oct-2014 14:58 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Gonna get one?
Created by Dingbatt, last reply by tdgeek on 25-Oct-2014 01:10 (109 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


5Ghz AP recommendations?
Created by ubergeeknz, last reply by sbiddle on 24-Oct-2014 12:42 (12 replies)


Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.