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Does anyone know or can anyone help me take apart my Samsung SGH-D806. I've gotten all 4 of the screws out of the back and the two out by the camera part, but I dont know how to get it apart and I dont want to break it. I was out in the boat and a little bit of water splashed on it and it kinda went haywire and I finally got it to cut back on but the keyboard wont work. Im hoping that if I can get it apart and clean the contacts on the keyboard it might work again. Otherwise I dont have insurance on the phone and have only owned it for 24 hours so that'd be $200 down the drain if I cant fix it. Any ideas?

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lemonie
lemonie

13 years ago

Oh dear.
You could try drying it out without taking it apart.
I'd have a stab at putting it in a tin with a dessicant and warming it for several hours.
Salt isn't the best, but cheap and readily available.
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Does this actually need cleaning or just drying?

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Jayfaas
Jayfaas

Reply 13 years ago

I think it needs cleaning. i got it friday and it is now monday and it still dont work. I think the contacts where the keys touch need to be cleaned with somethin

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 13 years ago

The water was mucky or salty? The key-pad contacts require very little current to activate, dampness will interfere with operation by switching on, only a lot of dirt would keep the buttons off (I think). You've already voided your warranty by taking it apart, putting it in a low oven until it was dry might still have allowed you send it back as defective(?) L

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Jayfaas
Jayfaas

Reply 13 years ago

The water was salt water. A little bit got in the socket where you put the charger, and then the phone went crazy and always said it was charging. I took some hydrogen peroxide and a Q-tip and kind of cleaned it out a little bit, and it finally turned on, but no matter how hard you press the keys it still wont work. Its been 4 days now so if there was any water in there im sure its gone by now. Im sure the salt water probably caused some kind of corrosion over the contacts or something and I think if I can just get in there and clean it off it might work.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 13 years ago

Oh crap.
You are going to have to take this apart. Do you know what's holding you up? Is it Torx screws, glue, plasic clipping?
Might you be able to take out retrospective insurance? Pushing it a bit, but I knew someone who took out breakdown cover on a car he broke. Well almost broke, it did manage to go a couple of miles before throwing a piston through the crankcase (which is when he called in his breakdown cover and got a 200 mile tow...)

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Jayfaas
Jayfaas

Reply 13 years ago

The only problem with that is, theres I think only two people that work at that suncom store and they were both there that day. I took the phone in that day and just told them that I couldnt get my phone off of the "charging" screen and after that the guy at the counter took the phone and looked inside the charging socket and said "you must have gotten some salt water in it or something and corroded the inside.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 13 years ago

See what an optimist will pay for "Hardly used Samsung SGH-D806, almost perfect condition, requires a little attention" on EBay? L

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. If corrosion has set in, it's probably too late. :( . The first thing I'd do is soak it in distilled water. Replace the water every hour or two, until you get all the salt out. This may slow down the corrosion long enough to get it apart and clean it up. You'll probably need some type of "contact cleaner" (these are usually some type of fluorocarbon and displace water) for the final cleanup; just be sure it doesn't attack the plastic parts of your phone. . Good luck!