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2007/06/16 13:17:38 (permalink)
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Mobile Phone - Help

My son got caught in a thunderstorm yesterday, and got soaked through with his mobile in his pocket.

Left it overnight to dry out, but today when we switch it on the screen just goes white.

Is it dead, or is there likely to be anything that can be done for it? I dont mind paying to get it fixed, but dont want to spend ££s getting it checked out just to be told "its fooked mate" - it would be easier to get him another sim in my old phone if it came to it.

Also is the sim likely to be affected -or could i dig the old D600 out of my drawer, get it unlocked to my son's network (virgin) and he could just use that?

any advice much appreciated - its murder trying to keep track of him without a phone!


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    Dr Z
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    RE: Mobile Phone - Help 2007/06/16 13:24:43 (permalink)
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    Prabably too late now - but if it ever happens again , GET THE BATTERY OUT ASAP

    You should then be able to let it dry out and it should work again ( 2-3 days in a suitable warm / dry location should do it)

    Chances are it's knackered now , but you may be surprised , I'd still try drying out - I have recovered a phone that went though a washing machine once

    Phone insurance can be funny in water damage cases (they can tell due to an indicator that changes colour on contact with moisture ) .... actually , mobile phone insurance can be funny PERIOD , and I wouldn't pay money for it , If it comes free , then all well and good , but there is no way I'd pay for it ,as the always throw the "reasonable care" clause at you whenever you try to claim for ANYTHING
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    tipex
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    RE: Mobile Phone - Help 2007/06/16 13:26:47 (permalink)
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    you can probably buy an unlock code from ebay and only cost a coupl of quid

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    SJL
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    RE: Mobile Phone - Help 2007/06/16 13:27:03 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Dr Zoidberg

    Prabably too late now - but if it ever happens again , GET THE BATTERY OUT ASAP

    You should then be able to let it dry out and it should work again ( 2-3 days in a suitable warm / dry location should do it)

    Chances are it's knackered now , but you may be surprised , I'd still try drying out - I have recovered a phone that went though a washing machine once

    Phone insurance can be funny in water damage cases (they can tell due to an indicator that changes colour on contact with moisture ) .... actually , mobile phone insurance can be funny PERIOD , and I wouldn't pay money for it , If it comes free , then all well and good , but there is no way I'd pay for it ,as the always throw the "reasonable care" clause at you whenever you try to claim for ANYTHING


    As per above advice, or you could try using a hair dryer on low heat as this will accelerate the drying and also blow any water out of the components
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    tac
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    RE: Mobile Phone - Help 2007/06/16 13:31:04 (permalink)
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    Nice one - thanks guys. I'll give it a couple of days in the airing cupboard and a blast with the hairdryer, then if that doesnt work I'll get the the D600 unlocked


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