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Current version by: mayer (vote details) ,

Title:

Clean Samsung Rugby II after water damage?

Text:

I fell into fresh lake water with my Samsung Rugby II SGH-A847 in my pocket. I imediately took out the battery and dried it off with a towel and set it in a hot truck to dry more. Samsung says this model is water resistant to 1 meter immersion. After several days drying it turned on displays the normal screen, but displays "searching" for the 3G network contimously. If you try and make a call it displays "emergency calls only". I took it to my dealer and he checked it with another SIM and said it is not the SIM.

Should I take it apart and spray it off with isopropyl alcohol to clean it. One circuit (short between two surface mount chip contacts?) seems to be shorted and causing it to not function. efertthing else seems to work.

Thanks much if anyone has any ideas.

P.S. Where do I get a manual for dissassembly directions?

John

Fredericton NB Canada

Device:

Samsung Feature Phone

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

61863

Edit by: Walter Galan ,

Title:

How to clean upClean Samsung Rugby II after water dunking to restore operationdamage?
How to clean upClean Samsung Rugby II after water dunking to restore operationdamage?

Text:

I fell into fresh lake water with my Samsung Rugby II SGH-A847 in my pocket. I imediately took out the battery and dried it off with a towel and set it in a hot truck to dry more. Samsung says this model is water resistant to 1 meter immersion. After several days drying it turned on displays the normal screen, but displays "searching" for the 3G network contimously. If you try and make a call it displays "emergency calls only". I took it to my dealer and he checked it with another SIM and said it is not the SIM.

Should I take it apart and spray it off with isopropyl alcohol to clean it. One circuit (short between two surface mount chip contacts?) seems to be shorted and causing it to not function. efertthing else seems to work.

Thanks much if anyone has any ideas.

P.S. Where do I get a manual for dissassembly directions?

John

Fredericton NB Canada

Device:

Samsung Feature Phone
Samsung Feature Phone

Status:

open

Edit by: Sam Goldheart ,

Title:

How to clean up after water dunking to restore operation

Text:

I fell into fresh lake water with my Samsung Rugby II SGH-A847 in my pocket. I imediately took out the battery and dried it off with a towel and set it in a hot truck to dry more. Samsung says this model is water resistant to 1 meter immersion. After several days drying it turned on displays the normal screen, but displays "searching" for the 3G network contimously. If you try and make a call it displays "emergency calls only". I took it to my dealer and he checked it with another SIM and said it is not the SIM.

Should I take it apart and spray it off with isopropyl alcohol to clean it. One circuit (short between two surface mount chip contacts?) seems to be shorted and causing it to not function. efertthing else seems to work.

Thanks much if anyone has any ideas.

P.S. Where do I get a manual for dissassembly directions?

John

Fredericton NB Canada

Device:

Samsung Rugby II SGH-A847Phone
Samsung Rugby II SGH-A847Phone

Status:

open

Original post by: John Kipping ,

Title:

How to clean up after water dunking to restore operation

Text:

I fell into fresh lake water with my Samsung Rugby II SGH-A847 in my pocket. I imediately took out the battery and dried it off with a towel and set it in a hot truck to dry more. Samsung says this model is water resistant to 1 meter immersion. After several days drying it turned on displays the normal screen, but displays "searching" for the 3G network contimously. If you try and make a call it displays "emergency calls only". I took it to my dealer and he checked it with another SIM and said it is not the SIM.

Should I take it apart and spray it off with isopropyl alcohol to clean it. One circuit (short between two surface mount chip contacts?) seems to be shorted and causing it to not function. efertthing else seems to work.

Thanks much if anyone has any ideas.

P.S. Where do I get a manual for dissassembly directions?

John

Fredericton NB Canada

Device:

Samsung Rugby II SGH-A847

Status:

open