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#666557 - 13th Feb 2012 11:16pm fone and fluid damage
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little girl unloaded the contents of her stomach over my and my fone was in jogger pants pocket, it is mingbats now and wont turn on, can i ressurect?

thanks in advance
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#666564 - 13th Feb 2012 11:31pm Re: fone and fluid damage [Re: dave_h]
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Leave the battery out
Do not even TRY to turn it on (this is what kills it)
Dry it out
Put it in a bag of rice to draw out the moisture
Take it into a phone shop ASAP and have it stripped and cleaned.
No reputable shop will charge you if it can't be fixed.
Don't leave it for day's before you take it in, you want the moisture out quickly before corrosion kicks in, especially if it was covered in stomach acid.
Hope little 'uns feeling better.

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#666566 - 13th Feb 2012 11:33pm Re: fone and fluid damage [Re: dave_h]
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cheers for that pal, ill drop it off tomorrow down market
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#666735 - 14th Feb 2012 7:22pm Re: fone and fluid damage [Re: dave_h]
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If you mean Starlight in Birkenhead Market, last time i used them i think it was 10 to look at it, regardless of whether they could fix or not, although this was a few years ago.

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#666766 - 14th Feb 2012 8:28pm Re: fone and fluid damage [Re: dave_h]
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I personally didn't mean them (for obvious reasons)

Just finished doing six different ones, four are fine, one is totally dead, but one is now "working" again but the corrosion is so bad on the board certain keys are never going to work again, good enough maybe to get your numbers off (amazing how many people don't back them up in any way) but it'll be a freebie job as the phone can't be used.

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#666776 - 14th Feb 2012 8:36pm Re: fone and fluid damage [Re: dave_h]
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Yeah with the doctor !!

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