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# 98732 5-Mar-2012 16:32
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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?
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  # 590803 5-Mar-2012 16:55
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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.




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Wannabe Geek


  # 590809 5-Mar-2012 17:15
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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 :(

 
 
 
 


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  # 591121 6-Mar-2012 11:10
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Doesn't sound good,
Try putting phone in front of dehumidifier for a while - you may get lucky 

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  # 591127 6-Mar-2012 11:27
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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.



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  # 592859 9-Mar-2012 17:59
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Alas, no luck with the dehumidifier either. Will def look for something more robust in the future.
Cheers for your help :)

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