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Old 06-27-2008, 11:23 AM
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ok, I TRULY bricked it. Advice please...

OK, so I really bricked my phone... It went through the washer. DAMNNNNITTTTTTT. Anyway, I did all drying techniques yadayadayada, doesn't work.

It is still under manufacturer's warranty, HOWEVER I know there is some litmus type paper in there to tell them if it got wet, voiding the warranty. Any suggestions on how I get a new phone? Anyone... Bueller...Bueller.

No, I didn't but the insurance. Yes, I am an idiot.

Please help!

PS- I am back on my Treo 650, I AM DYING OVER HERE!
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:25 AM
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Re: ok, I TRULY bricked it. Advice please...

In retrospect, having my member name be "brick" city probably wasn't such a good idea.
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:28 AM
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Re: ok, I TRULY bricked it. Advice please...

washing machines are pretty brutal on an electronic device. even if you had insurance, sprint wouldnt cover the water damage. this ones on you.
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:43 AM
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Re: ok, I TRULY bricked it. Advice please...

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washing machines are pretty brutal on an electronic device. even if you had insurance, sprint wouldnt cover the water damage. this ones on you.
Hahaha, what a little helper you are.
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Re: ok, I TRULY bricked it. Advice please...

Does anyone know where the Litmus paper indicators are??? Maybe I can bleach those bad boys???
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:50 AM
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Re: ok, I TRULY bricked it. Advice please...

Brick,

I say dry the phone out so that there is no indication that it was wet and take a shot at getting a new one.

There does not seem to be the usual sticker under the battery on my Mogul, maybe there is a wet sticker inside. Nonetheless, try to see if the store will replace it.

WHen I did pull my battery out, I did see a white rectangular sticker near top of the phone, it is solid white, may be covering a screw. Perhaps this is the wetness sensor. Is yours white?
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Brick,

I say dry the phone out so that there is no indication that it was wet and take a shot at getting a new one.

There does not seem to be the usual sticker under the battery on my Mogul, maybe there is a wet sticker inside. Nonetheless, try to see if the store will replace it.

WHen I did pull my battery out, I did see a white rectangular sticker near top of the phone, it is solid white, may be covering a screw. Perhaps this is the wetness sensor. Is yours white?
No its not white... and I think you are right about that being ONE of the litmus wetness test paper. I am wondering however if anyone knows if there is one on the motherboard.
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Re: ok, I TRULY bricked it. Advice please...

Also, if you have never taken apart your phone, there is a little white screw cover under the battery cover, lower left corner of the phone. Mine reads "Void"... not sure if it is saying my phone is void because it got wet, or if you take this screw cover off your phone is void.

Anyone else have this little "void" screw cover?
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Re: ok, I TRULY bricked it. Advice please...

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OK, so I really bricked my phone... It went through the washer. DAMNNNNITTTTTTT. Anyway, I did all drying techniques yadayadayada, doesn't work.

It is still under manufacturer's warranty, HOWEVER I know there is some litmus type paper in there to tell them if it got wet, voiding the warranty. Any suggestions on how I get a new phone? Anyone... Bueller...Bueller.

No, I didn't but the insurance. Yes, I am an idiot.

Please help!

PS- I am back on my Treo 650, I AM DYING OVER HERE!
Well the same thing happened to my brother's Rumor. The way he took care of it is he set it out in the sun a bunch of days until you couldn't even tell that there was water in it anymore. When he plugged it in, the phone would work but when it was unplugged, it wouldn't turn on. So he went up to the sprint store with the phone and told them that it only worked when it was plugged in, and they gave him a new phone at no charge.
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Re: ok, I TRULY bricked it. Advice please...

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Also, if you have never taken apart your phone, there is a little white screw cover under the battery cover, lower left corner of the phone. Mine reads "Void"... not sure if it is saying my phone is void because it got wet, or if you take this screw cover off your phone is void.

Anyone else have this little "void" screw cover?
ive never got mine wet and says void, i think its if you take that screw out
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