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Topic # 11130 4-Jan-2007 15:21
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Well my nokia 6265 went to the beach last nite, and as i was running away from a large wave it fell out of my pocket and onto the sand where it was then covered by water =(

Didnt get too wet but sand plus saltwater has to be the worst combination. Will probably claim for it under insurance but will try to fix it anyway seeing as they are no longer available at telecom =( and i think the 6275 is kinda ugly (much prefer the slidey-ness of the 6265).

My question is, does anyone know how to dismantle these phones? i got as far as removing the 4 screws i can see (removing first the battery, then the top part where the flash is located) but im sure it can be pulled apart further.

Any help/advice/suggestions would be much appreciated =)

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  Reply # 56874 4-Jan-2007 15:58
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Here's an article on "How to save a wet cell phone"


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  Reply # 56898 4-Jan-2007 18:14
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Thanks for that =) yeah, when i got home last night i googled "wet cell phone" and did all i could, unfortunately there were no shops open to get any tools to dismantle it with.

Managed to dismantle it, coat it with crc lol and put it back together but a few things aren't working:

1. The background is plain white....usually has a pic of my cats on it.

2. There are no ring tone sounds (the keypad tones work but calls only vibrate and its not on silent mode lol)

3. The flash light is on permanently (well i assume its the flash light).

Those are the only faults i have found so far, if anyone knows how to remedy any of these your thoughts would be great =D


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  Reply # 56905 4-Jan-2007 19:18
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m00sie: ...coat it with crc lol and put it back together but a few things aren't working:

I'm not surprised!

CRC is a fairly good conductor so by "Coating it with CRC" you have succeeded in shorting out quite a bit of the circuitry!

You should have washed it out with Isopropyl Alcohol taking care to avoid prolonged contact with any plastic parts.  Then dry it out with a hair dryer or similar on a low heat so as not to melt anything.

The above procedure may still help but because there are so many things not working, I suspect you now have an expensive paper weight Frown.

P.S.  You can buy Isopropyl Alcohol from Dick Smith (DSE).  Good Luck!

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Reply # 56916 4-Jan-2007 20:58
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Hi just a thought... you may be able to source a new 6265 from Noel Leemings or from one of the dealers. The reason I mentioned Noel Leeming is because I did see some there pre Xmas.
Good Luck Cheers

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  Reply # 56920 4-Jan-2007 21:29
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haha whoops with the crc, figured it would stop the corrosion which was already occuring! didnt put much on though and wiped it off as well (it pretty much evaporated first).Im thinking ill just claim for it under insurance and make them source me another 6265 (it was only a few months old). Thanks for the advice, and yes i will remember the isopropyl alcohol next time! Thanks for the Noel Leeming tip mclayma =D

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Reply # 56936 4-Jan-2007 22:17
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Hey your in luck I checked online and Noelleeming have 6265s in stock cheers

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  Reply # 56980 5-Jan-2007 12:35
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The 6265 is no longer on the Telecom website, but most stores still have it in stock stock. I have been in many Telecom stores down the length of the country over the past week and all had it.

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