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Topic # 21377 24-Apr-2008 16:40
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Hi,

So I'm brand new here and I was googling round looking for somewhere to post this question and I found this forum. This is a question about my Nokia slider phone, I think it's the 6265 model, the older slider.

Anyway I'll try to keep the story truncated to save space; my 11 month old drooled a river inside my nokia mobile (and I had just replaced an old phone that she previously decided should go for a swim in my cereal with it) and it worked okay, no issues except that it was a bit damp, but then about an hour later it started doing all sorts of odd things. It would randomly open a folder and get stuck on scroll and I'd have to take the battery out to stop it.

Then the buttons stopped working. Next some of the buttons worked but the ones on the top part of the slider, the send, end, menu etc buttons, stopped working, so I could dial a number but not call it out.

I didn't see the liquid damage as being particularly extensive, as it was just a bit of drool, but then again I do know how sensitive electronics are to things like that.

SO... I've heard letting it try to air out etc, but is there any indication that it might not be a liquid damage problem? Or any suggestions on how I might get it to ressurect? Because it's far past the warranty date (I got it from a friend) and I can't afford to keep replacing these effing things. Yet, I must have one as I feel utterly naked without it.

So, help anyone?

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  Reply # 126179 24-Apr-2008 16:47
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It is liquid damaged. That is very clear.
Take battery out, unslide phone, place in hot water cupboard or other warm dry place for 2 days - 2 weeks.

Phone MAY work again. (Quite probable in fact)
Phone MAY stop working and/or delete your data anytime. (Quite probable in fact).

You really need a new phone.

Its like saying someone crashed your car. It doesn't drive properly, but sorta does sometimes.

It either needs repair or replacement. If not, then any time you have left with it is a bonus, but hey - its gonna have a permanent freakout sooner or later.




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  Reply # 126180 24-Apr-2008 16:47
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Don't know about that handset, but I know that the Nokia N95 has a colour-change indicator inside to indicate water damage (if it has one it'll be under the battery somewhere, N95 changes to a pink colour if water damage has occurred). From your description it sounds like it is almost certainly water damage, may not have been extensive, but obviously the right parts got wet for it to malfunction.

Only idea would be to leave it in a hot water cupboard for a couple of days without operating it and see if that helps.




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  Reply # 126181 24-Apr-2008 16:49
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NZtechfreak: Don't know about that handset, but I know that the Nokia N95 has a colour-change indicator inside to indicate water damage (if it has one it'll be under the battery somewhere, N95 changes to a pink colour if water damage has occurred). From your description it sounds like it is almost certainly water damage, may not have been extensive, but obviously the right parts got wet for it to malfunction.

Only idea would be to leave it in a hot water cupboard for a couple of days without operating it and see if that helps.

The colour change indicators are only an indication that the indicator itself has been in contact with excessive moisture. It could be perfect, having been dry, while baby drool drips out the other end of the phone.

Treat moisture indicators as a guide only.




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  Reply # 126205 24-Apr-2008 19:26
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There's more than one moisture indicator on a Nokia ;)



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  Reply # 126245 25-Apr-2008 02:36
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tonyhughes: It is liquid damaged. That is very clear.
Take battery out, unslide phone, place in hot water cupboard or other warm dry place for 2 days - 2 weeks.

Phone MAY work again. (Quite probable in fact)
Phone MAY stop working and/or delete your data anytime. (Quite probable in fact).

You really need a new phone.

Its like saying someone crashed your car. It doesn't drive properly, but sorta does sometimes.

It either needs repair or replacement. If not, then any time you have left with it is a bonus, but hey - its gonna have a permanent freakout sooner or later.


Thank you, I'm going to give that a try.  I'm going to assume it's most definitely liquid damage, I think I was just grasping at straws in hopes it wasn't.  I definitely know I need a new one as well, but I'm hoping this one will hold out just a little longer.

Thanks for the prompt reply though, I'm going to see if that helps.

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