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Old 13-10-2006, 9:01 PM
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Salt water damage

My mate fell into the sea when we were fishing and he had his sony ericsson s700c in his pocket. Is there anything he can do to save it himself, (apart from taking it apart and drying it out) or should he just take it to a shop?
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Old 14-10-2006, 9:40 AM
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The usual procedure is that after you wet your phone, it must be opened up and dried, at least those casings and parts that you can take out, then you bring it to the cellphone shop coz there are areas there that we just can't open and dry up so they need to be cleaned. Perhaps it would depend if the phone can be fixed or not.
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Old 15-10-2006, 3:02 AM
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Yeah the salt would concern me as it could cause corrosion, but get it dried out as soon as possible and hope for the best.

Might want to go out and buy cell phone insurance, and then wait a few weeks and claim it.
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Old 15-10-2006, 12:06 PM
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Sneaky, Triumph, but good lol.

I'd have it looked at as quickly as possible since the more time salt is there, the more damage it will do. I can just see blue and green corrosive marks.
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Old 16-10-2006, 1:59 PM
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The longer that phone stays closed up, the worse it's going to be.
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Old 16-10-2006, 2:57 PM
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i'm afraid the worst possible liquid for your fone to be subjected to is salt water !!

looks like a new one to be chosen
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Old 16-10-2006, 10:49 PM
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I used to think that a liquer like Ameretto (which I once spilt on my phone ..keys were jammed up like they'd been glued) but I think you're right about salt water. Yuck.
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Old 17-10-2006, 9:51 AM
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Get some distilled water, and soak your phone again to get rid of all the salt. Once you've rinsed it all off, then dry it out.

Depending on how long the salt has been there, you might get away with it.
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Old 17-10-2006, 4:16 PM
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How watertight are mobile phones anyway? I suspect that salt water would permeate the insides pretty quickly. NO?
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Old 17-10-2006, 8:08 PM
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Get some distilled water, and soak your phone again to get rid of all the salt. Once you've rinsed it all off, then dry it out.

Depending on how long the salt has been there, you might get away with it.

Re-reading this thread today, I had the same thought. Probably best to have rinsed it off as soon as possible to get rid of the saltwater.

Do let us know how it worked out.
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Old 31-01-2013, 9:29 AM
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If this happens to you then definitely rinse the phone under fresh water and wipe it dry immediately - this will help get rid of the salt which is the real problem. I've used a product called Rescuetec (Rescuetec | dropped phone in water | water damaged phone) in the past with good success - it sucks all the water out of your phone and can save you an absolute fortune!
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