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Shit Fix my cellphone for 45 BP

Joseph of Su-
burbia

Avatar: 182182 2014-04-26 03:28:23 -0400
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[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Hacker

Perpetually Gay

So here’s the deal, I have a cell phone.

It looks very much like this: http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_razr2_v8-1991.php (That’s not the exact model, but it’s close enough that i think i works the same).

And last night, it stopped working. I took it in the bathroom and left it on the sink while I showered, playing music (not an uncommon deal) and when I got out of the shower, it stopped working. I typed about 4 letters, and the keypad stopped responding (all but the END key). So I turned it off and back on, and I couldn’t type in the lock code. So I figured it had water in it, since this happened to me once before (when I dropped this same phone in a toilet), so i let it dry and put it in a bag of rice. Trouble is, it’s still not working. Only the END key responds, so I can turn it on and off, but I really need it to work cause I have some stuff I gotta do.

So I’ll give 45 BP to whoever can help me fix my phone. I can give additional details, but understand you are talking to the technological equivalent of a monkey.

That’s all. Please help.

Joseph of Su-
burbia

Avatar: 182182 2014-04-26 03:28:23 -0400
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[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Hacker

Perpetually Gay

Joseph of Suburbia Posted:

So here’s the deal, I have a cell phone.

It looks very much like this: http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_razr2_v8-1991.php (That’s not the exact model, but it’s close enough that i think i works the same).

And last night, it stopped working. I took it in the bathroom and left it on the sink while I showered, playing music (not an uncommon deal) and when I got out of the shower, it stopped working. I typed about 4 letters, and the keypad stopped responding (all but the END key). So I turned it off and back on, and I couldn’t type in the lock code. So I figured it had water in it, since this happened to me once before (when I dropped this same phone in a toilet), so i let it dry and put it in a bag of rice. Trouble is, it’s still not working. Only the END key responds, so I can turn it on and off, but I really need it to work cause I have some stuff I gotta do.

So I’ll give 45 BP to whoever can help me fix my phone. I can give additional details, but understand you are talking to the technological equivalent of a monkey.

That’s all. Please help.

toxx? idk if i gotta but ok.

King Jazza

Avatar: 112664 2010-03-26 06:14:26 -0400
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[fine upstanding member of society]

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Well first of all, flip phones are the weakest types of phones available, trust me, I’ve had all three types (slide, flip and neither), so they tend to be damaged a lot easier. It could be the moisture entering your phone, but from behind the battery, try taking out the battery and leaving that out to dry for awhile, possibly in rice like you said. Try to make sure all of the parts that connect the battery to the inside are not wet or even slightly damp. Make sure that in the back of the phone, all of the little metal connecting thingies (good technical language here) are clean and not dusty, mine were dirty a few weeks ago and i had to clean them for half of my keypad to work.

Well, that’s all i can help without seeing it myself. I’m no expert.

Hope i helped.

Johnald The -
Robot

Avatar: 211354 2011-08-21 16:08:15 -0400
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sounds like the condensed water kinda went stuck in it or something idk

stick it in the microwave for a bit then try after that. cause there’s probably no way of you fixing that if water’s gotten into it

MC Banhammer

Avatar: 1887 2011-07-31 00:40:59 -0400
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Where’d you get the phone from? Verizon’s been p. good to me about swapping out malfunctioning phones.

Joseph of Su-
burbia

Avatar: 182182 2014-04-26 03:28:23 -0400
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[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Hacker

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MC Banhammer Posted:

Where’d you get the phone from? Verizon’s been p. good to me about swapping out malfunctioning phones.

Its a Verizon. I’m hesitant to trade it in though, since I want to change my policy and it’ll expire in a few weeks.

Johnald The -
Robot

Avatar: 211354 2011-08-21 16:08:15 -0400
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JUST ANOTHER BRAINFREEZE REJECT

King Jazza

Avatar: 112664 2010-03-26 06:14:26 -0400
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Level 69 Troll

Hail to the King baby

Johnald The Robot Posted:

sounds like the condensed water kinda went stuck in it or something idk

stick it in the microwave for a bit then try after that. cause there’s probably no way of you fixing that if water’s gotten into it

Whatever you do, do not to this. My friend put his phone in a microwave and…well, yeah, mobiles and microwaves don’t work together.

I’d say just wait a few weeks and live off other peoples phone or a home phone and you have one, then just get the new model.

Or do what i said and try to clean the dirt and stuff from the inside, that could be affecting it. Perhaps take off the keypad and dry the underside?

SanDyk

Avatar: 175636 2012-01-01 09:50:12 -0500
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King Jazza Posted:

Whatever you do, do not to this. My friend put his phone in a microwave and…well, yeah, mobiles and microwaves don’t work together.

I’ve done it and my mobile worked fine after that. maybe you did it wrong

Joseph of Su-
burbia

Avatar: 182182 2014-04-26 03:28:23 -0400
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Level 69 Hacker

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King Jazza Posted:

Or do what i said and try to clean the dirt and stuff from the inside, that could be affecting it. Perhaps take off the keypad and dry the underside?

How do you take off the keypad?

King Jazza

Avatar: 112664 2010-03-26 06:14:26 -0400
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[fine upstanding member of society]

Level 69 Troll

Hail to the King baby

Well you’re extremely lucky, microwave guy.

Depending on what type of keypad it is, if its all connected or not, you can level it up like a keyboard. If it’s connected try levering up one corner, not the whole thing, and using a blow dryer or something to warm it up under there. If it’s bumons, open the mobile from the back and look for any place you can use a very small screwdriver, or look at the sides, it should have a point where you can unscrew or break away the phone down the middle symetrically at the seams.

SanDyk

Avatar: 175636 2012-01-01 09:50:12 -0500
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[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

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King Jazza Posted:

Well you’re extremely lucky, microwave guy.

or I actually know how to use a microwave Log in to see images!

King Jazza

Avatar: 112664 2010-03-26 06:14:26 -0400
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Level 69 Troll

Hail to the King baby

SanDyk Posted:

or I actually know how to use a microwave Log in to see images!

Well, he IS always late to school, even though he lives 5 minutes away by walking. Could be that.

SanDyk

Avatar: 175636 2012-01-01 09:50:12 -0500
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I am the internet equivelent of Jon Stewart! Except less funny...

you could say that he’s… uneducated

(dohoho)

Sergeant Cid

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Avatar: 167814 2011-07-31 00:46:27 -0400

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SanDyk Posted:

or I actually know how to use a microwave Log in to see images!

No, you just got lucky. Using a microwave to ‘dry out’ a electronic device is pretty much in the bottom 5% of methods you’d want to use.

The rice was a very good idea. If you have any of those silica packs tha come in certain product packagings, try putting those in a bowl, open up the phone as best you can (take out the battery, sim card, etc), and setting the phone components in the bowl, and then set the bowl on an air conditioner. Cold dry air will be pretty safe.

If you feel up to the task, denatured alcohol can be a good remedy.

Joseph of Su-
burbia

Avatar: 182182 2014-04-26 03:28:23 -0400
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[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Hacker

Perpetually Gay

Okay, it’s been 2 days in the rice and still nothing. I’m beginning to think it isn’t so much WET and broke as just broke. Log in to see images!

Joseph of Su-
burbia

Avatar: 182182 2014-04-26 03:28:23 -0400
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[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Hacker

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Also, I pried open the front, but it wasn’t wet after all and it just kinda sat there. I tried literally everything I could think of and nothing. Any more ideas?

Melanin-Enha-
nced Individ-
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Avatar: 174541 2012-01-02 15:34:06 -0500

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shut the **** up and get a new phone bp please tia

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SanDyk

Avatar: 175636 2012-01-01 09:50:12 -0500
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[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

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yeah new phone is probably the best bet if not try microwaving it again

SanDyk edited this message on 05/05/2010 8:08PM

Joseph of Su-
burbia

Avatar: 182182 2014-04-26 03:28:23 -0400
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[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Hacker

Perpetually Gay

Okay I bought a new phone cause it was broken also i microwaved it 27540645389 times as per your advice thank you very much but it didn’t work just like everything else in this thread so since none of you fixed it no BP for you okay bye close thread please.

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