My grandfather got his Kindle wet. :( Can we save it?
First we left it sitting in rice overnight. Then we took it apart stopping before removing the screen and EMI shields. We left it in this state for a couple of days & put it back together. Everything seems to work correctly except each time you change the screen it keeps a residual image of the last one. This eventually gets so bad the screen becomes unreadably dark.
He paid a site for repair advice & they suggested taking it completely apart again and rinsing everything with deionized water or PCB spray (?). I'm a little concerned about adding more liquid to the mix &/or causing more damage. Any suggestions?
By the way, he's 96 years old and lives on a fairly fixed income, so less expensive options would be better. Thanks! :)
The PCB spray is an electronic cleaner (PCB = Printed Circuit Board)
i always use those cleaners for fluid damages - they are not extremely expensive - i paid for my 400ml (13.5 US fl oz) around 18$ (but it's not a no name stuff).
get some electronic cleaners, you only need the smalles one you can get - or simply use isopropyl alcohol with more than 90%. us a soft paintbrush to clean the contacts - since you're having problems with the screen - look at the connector and clean that too.
look out for "white/greenish
let it dry and after that - reassemble it