A Bluetooth smart speaker by Amazon, announced November 6, 2014. The Amazon Echo SK705DI features a voice-activated cloud-based assistant that can manage various tasks including playing music, reading news, creating lists, and answering questions.

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amazon echo got wet not submerged but was covered with signficant wate

the echo was very wet as a result of an outside water dripping form the ceiling. will not work

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Hi,

As you know water and electronics and electricity are not a good mix.

The water causes corrosion and provides circuit paths for the electricity which were not in the speaker’s operating design and could damage the components.

First do not turn on your speaker and then you need to with the speaker turned off, remove the battery as soon as possible from the speaker to minimize further damage.''

Then you need to dis-assemble the rest of the speaker and clean all the affected parts using Isopropyl Alcohol 90%+ (available at most pharmacies) to remove all traces of corrosion and water. Do not use "rubbing alcohol" as in some cases this is only 70% or less, can contain scents and is not as effective. If you do check the label to verify the amount of IPA

Here is a link that describes the process.

Electronics Water Damage

You may have to replace the battery as it is very hard to recover a battery from water damage.

As always with electronics, especially surface mounted PCBs be gentle when handling and especially when brushing away the corrosion. You do not want to remove any components from the board.

Hopefully after you have done all this the speaker might possibly work correctly again.

Here is a link to the ifixit guide(s) for repairing your speaker.

Amazon Echo Repair

If this process seems too daunting, take your speaker to a reputable, professional electronics repair service and ask for a quote for a repair. If you decide to do this, do it sooner than later.

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@jayeff good to see you back. Hope you had a safe trip:-)

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Hi @oldturkey03 ,

Thanks

Had a great trip.

Bit hard to send pics as communications were a bit patchy, due to the provider I use when travelling not being present in many of the locations where I was. Hopefully will be able to send some soon to make up for for not sending before. (The provider originally claimed to cover 98% of the country but were forced to amend it to 98% of the population, to truly reflect the reality of their coverage!)

Cheers.

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I don't think anybody could cover even close to 98% of your country :-) Love to see pictures from your last adventure.

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hello there

can you try opening it up an ;letting it dry for couple hours ?

cheers

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