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September 12, 2004 5:40:28 AM

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I've had a T610 for about two months now, and I also use it as my
alarm by leaving it on the floor by my bed so that the vibrating
causes a loud rattling noise which rouses me. However the other day I
also had a cup of water next to my bed and when I silenced the alarm I
accidently put it RIGHT IN THE CUP! I didn't notice it until I woke
up at some later point, it was in about an inch of water for probably
at least 15 minutes or a half hour.

When I tried to turn it on it just froze on the blue startup screen
and then turned off after a few minutes and hasn't turned on at all
since then.

I called T-mobile and said it "just stopped working" and they said
they would send me a new one and for me to send it back in the box the
new one comes in. They said they would check it for damage that they
wouldnt cover and if they found any signs (of water damage etc) then i
would be charged a replacement fee.

My question is about water damage indicators on the T610. How exactly
would they check for water damage? Is it a litmus test thats
guarenteed to show up as being water damaged? Or do they just check
for traces of moisture, and if so, can I just leave it in my car or
something to fully evaporate all of the traceable moisture? There is
a round rubber thing covering something on the back that I cant remove
without taking the phone apart, is that an irreversable water damage
indicator that they would know if I was to tamper with? Cuz if it is
then that part was definetly soaked in water for minutes, so I'm
screwed. Is there ANY way that I can conceal the signs of water
damage? Is there something that I can just switch with the new phone
they sent me?

Any help would be unendingly appreciated

Thank You
Tom
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September 12, 2004 2:25:22 PM

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> Any help would be unendingly appreciated

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Anonymous
September 13, 2004 1:46:08 AM

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You try to fool others.
Blame on you.
It is you doing something stupid, so take the consequence and pay for the
repair....

"Tom" <holyrollerboy666@yahoo.com> schreef in bericht
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> I've had a T610 for about two months now, and I also use it as my
> alarm by leaving it on the floor by my bed so that the vibrating
> causes a loud rattling noise which rouses me. However the other day I
> also had a cup of water next to my bed and when I silenced the alarm I
> accidently put it RIGHT IN THE CUP! I didn't notice it until I woke
> up at some later point, it was in about an inch of water for probably
> at least 15 minutes or a half hour.
>
> When I tried to turn it on it just froze on the blue startup screen
> and then turned off after a few minutes and hasn't turned on at all
> since then.
>
> I called T-mobile and said it "just stopped working" and they said
> they would send me a new one and for me to send it back in the box the
> new one comes in. They said they would check it for damage that they
> wouldnt cover and if they found any signs (of water damage etc) then i
> would be charged a replacement fee.
>
> My question is about water damage indicators on the T610. How exactly
> would they check for water damage? Is it a litmus test thats
> guarenteed to show up as being water damaged? Or do they just check
> for traces of moisture, and if so, can I just leave it in my car or
> something to fully evaporate all of the traceable moisture? There is
> a round rubber thing covering something on the back that I cant remove
> without taking the phone apart, is that an irreversable water damage
> indicator that they would know if I was to tamper with? Cuz if it is
> then that part was definetly soaked in water for minutes, so I'm
> screwed. Is there ANY way that I can conceal the signs of water
> damage? Is there something that I can just switch with the new phone
> they sent me?
>
> Any help would be unendingly appreciated
>
> Thank You
> Tom
Anonymous
September 14, 2004 5:58:18 AM

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"Tom" <holyrollerboy666@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:f3e2c9fb.0409120040.244a0660@posting.google.com...
> I've had a T610 for about two months now, and I also use it as my
> alarm by leaving it on the floor by my bed so that the vibrating
> causes a loud rattling noise which rouses me. However the other day I
> also had a cup of water next to my bed and when I silenced the alarm I
> accidently put it RIGHT IN THE CUP! I didn't notice it until I woke
> up at some later point, it was in about an inch of water for probably
> at least 15 minutes or a half hour.
>
> When I tried to turn it on it just froze on the blue startup screen
> and then turned off after a few minutes and hasn't turned on at all
> since then.
>
> I called T-mobile and said it "just stopped working" and they said
> they would send me a new one and for me to send it back in the box the
> new one comes in. They said they would check it for damage that they
> wouldnt cover and if they found any signs (of water damage etc) then i
> would be charged a replacement fee.
>
> My question is about water damage indicators on the T610. How exactly
> would they check for water damage? Is it a litmus test thats
> guarenteed to show up as being water damaged? Or do they just check
> for traces of moisture, and if so, can I just leave it in my car or
> something to fully evaporate all of the traceable moisture? There is
> a round rubber thing covering something on the back that I cant remove
> without taking the phone apart, is that an irreversable water damage
> indicator that they would know if I was to tamper with? Cuz if it is
> then that part was definetly soaked in water for minutes, so I'm
> screwed. Is there ANY way that I can conceal the signs of water
> damage? Is there something that I can just switch with the new phone
> they sent me?
>
> Any help would be unendingly appreciated
>
> Thank You
> Tom

I dropped my 3510i down the toilet once, I didn't power it on but kept it
screen upwards and left it in the airing cupboard for a few days with all
covers off and battery sim etc out, I then cleaned the verdigris off with a
dremil polisher on the contacts and it powered up fine, not saying it will
work but theres always a chance.

as long as you don't force power into wet IC's then they usually dry out OK,
don't use a hairdryer though or water dispellant as both will damage the
phone.

AO
!