Dropped your Lumia in water? Nokia tells you how to rescue it
0. phoneArena posted on 04 Apr 2012, 17:47
Have you ever watched in horror as your phone plunged into water? Nokia wants to try and help you figure out what to do about it...
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2. shimmyx20 posted on 04 Apr 2012, 18:05 4 0
Nah, same concept for all phones. I've rescued my old Moto Q9 and iPhone 3G from death using the same method. Important to cut off power to phone ASAP, and let it try completely (I waited 48 hours for the water to evaporate from inside the phone).
3. andro. posted on 04 Apr 2012, 18:08 1 0
Water damage is the mortal enemy of phones,of all yhe customers who come into us with water damaged phones only a very small percentage Will actually ever work properly again!
4. akita256 posted on 04 Apr 2012, 18:17 0 0
I have a CPR (Cell Phone Repair) store near me. I was in there one day talking to one of the techs and he told me that most people don't know it, but that they often use water sometimes to clean the insides of cell phones. He said that was what they were taught in their training classes. That was hard for me to believe.
6. andro. posted on 04 Apr 2012, 18:30 2 0
I would not believe that myself after seeing first hand the horror of many smartphones destroyed by water. I think though they use a form of alcohol to clean phone internals liquipel has a big business on its hands Thats for sure
5. cripton805 posted on 04 Apr 2012, 18:30 1 0
Aren't the electric boards made in some liquid?
16. Scott_H posted on 04 Apr 2012, 22:20 0 0
Sure... but they aren't connected to a battery at the time!
7. aargh posted on 04 Apr 2012, 18:34 0 0
I dont have to worry about this with my Moto defy+. Heck i even use it for taking pictures while swimming.
8. Giggity posted on 04 Apr 2012, 18:56 5 0
Based on #2 of that diagram, if you have non-removable battery, you're definitely screwed right?
9. mahony posted on 04 Apr 2012, 19:10 0 0
I work in a store with a S&R. On a daily basis I see firsthand the damage caused from water. Even if you rescue the phone from the water and it powers on the next day the phone will start oxidizing and breaking down. After several months there will be visible damage caused from the initial water drop. Even if all water was removed from the initial contact with water, the phone will still suffer from corrosion. It may stop working after 1 month or 6 months.
12. 14545 posted on 04 Apr 2012, 19:32 1 0
I disagree, I have a xv6800 that's still kicking 3 years after being completely submerged in wonton soup. Or Atleast it was one month ago when I gave it to a friend. But I submerged it in alcohol right after to displace the liquid, then let it dry for about 3 days. Worked fine since.
18. saket.shrivastava posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:32 0 0
my nokia e63 took a dip in the swimming pool ( the one for kids).a year ago...........
i put it in alarge bowl with roasted rice and left it out in sun for 3 days.....
it is working fine as of now................
10. Bluesky02 posted on 04 Apr 2012, 19:30 0 0
It applies for all phones. But in this case Nokia is telling you about it. It is an advantage for customers like us.
14. kindlefireowner posted on 04 Apr 2012, 20:46 0 0
This explains why there stock is under $5. Which I lost a few dollars on.
15. WirelessCon posted on 04 Apr 2012, 22:13 2 0
Also put it in a bag of rice. The latent moisture is often absorbed by the rice. The more thorough it's dried, the less chance of corrosion. You might be able to stretch it's use until you can upgrade.
17. Martine posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:28 1 0
Damn it Nokia, but my battery is not removable and I am no engineer.
See what you have caused with your unibody nonsense.
19. CM_Punk (banned) posted on 05 Apr 2012, 03:07 0 5
How does someone manage to drop their phone in the water? You'd have to be a serious klutz for that to happen.
20. pegasso posted on 05 Apr 2012, 07:02 0 0
unfortunately, some new Nokia unibody phones *cough*cough*LUMIA*cough* have non-removable battery.
Oh, the irony...