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My Nokia ruined by coke-cola

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones Forum' started by S.S.Dhuper, Aug 31, 2005.

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  1. S.S.Dhuper

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    Hi, I had a can of coke-cola in the car along with my Nokia 3510i, and while parked in this hot weather the can I guess exploded the top part of the lid was off there was coke on the windscreen, dash board, side window and of course on the Nokia, I cleaned it as best as I could, but it won't turn on, if i take out the battery and put it back in the screen does light up in a blue colour and then it goes out, the phone is nearly 3 years old and it's Virgin's PAYG, will it cost alot to repair it??? or should I just bin it and buy a new one.
     
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    if its wet and u tried to turn it on, the damage will have been done. u can get 3510is for about £25 these days, better than getting it fixed
     
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    think you self lucky sun night i dropped my nokia 8800(was a bit drunk) dent in the casing and scratched to bits thats a £600 phone sim free :( its ok though its insured ;)
     
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    If you're about to bin it anyway, take out the sim, take out the battery, take off as much casing as possible and soak the phone in warm water for a few hours, with occassional agitation (the phone, not you ;) ). Then dry it off, leave it in an airing cupboard for a couple of days and try it again. You have nothing to lose, I've known computer keybords that were completely dead due to Coke spillage respond to this successfully. I know it's a long shot with a phone, but might be worth a try.

    HTH

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    Even better would be to use distilled water as it will leave no residue whatsoever.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    I remember when orange were selling off the 3510i for £10. That offer finished long ago. I did see some in an ex catalogue shop in bridilington at £100 the other day. Some idiot will buy it. I paid that when it was a new model!

    I would just replace it. How about this, similar but smaller and better to look at.

    http://shop.orange.co.uk/shop/show/handset/nokia_3120/detail/pay_as_you_go
     
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    Hi, Thanks for all the replies, do you mean take off the front and back covers?? I'll give it a try like you said, it can't get any worse then it is now, just out of interest if it doesn't work, i don't use my phone alot, but what phone would you guys recommend I just need something basic reliable like the 3510i.
     
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    Yes, take off the covers, and if you can get distilled water (car shop, for batteries) as suggested, so much the better.

    Dave
     
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    Water in general wont do any harm to a phone. Put it in distilled water as someone said then dry it.

    I dropped an old motorola in the bath once, tried to turn it on and it wouldn't. Put it in the airing cupboard to dry and it soon worked again. Left a bit of a mark under the screen but you can sort that with removable covers :)
     
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    I've put my nokia 6610 in the washing machine for a full cycle on two separate occasions and it still works. It's a lot cleaner too...

    jon
     

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