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Topic # 3820 8-Apr-2005 07:52

Hey, I woke up this morning, and found my cat had taken a piss on my phone (Nokia 3205)! At first it would flicker constantly when I powered it up, so I took everything off it, dryied it, and put the Hair Dryer on it for a minute or so, trying to get into all the crevices.

Now as far as I can tell it works... APART from the fact the most of the buttons don't work!

Will this stop as it dries out? Or will I need to take it into the telecom shop and pay exorberant fees?

I'm really sad about this, because I've barely had the phone longer than a month

Please reply,

thanks,

Nick

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Reply # 14069 8-Apr-2005 08:36
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Did you take the battery out immediately? That's extremely important when an electronic device suffers liquid damage.

That aside, liquid damage has a habit of manifesting itself several days or even several weeks down the track, as the residual liquid gradually corrodes internal metal components. Sorry it's not good news!

As far as your keypad goes, you could always try removing the housing and keypad and blasting the contacts with 'Air Jet Spray' or similar. This product is available at Dick Smith and is specifically designed to clean internal components on electronic devices.



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  Reply # 14086 8-Apr-2005 18:01

Ah, damn.

Update: It works perfectly now, it's just that the middle row of buttons don't work very well, but I think that they will sort themselves out.

I just hope that it works out fine, otherwise, I'm several hundred bucks out of pocket.

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