dropped in water and it doesnt work at all
hello, ive dropped my jbl in water and after half an hour of playing it randomly turned off and doesnt turn back on
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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. The corrosion starts immediately and doesn’t stop until it has been properly cleaned away.
Do not try to charge or to turn on the speaker and remove the battery as soon as possible so as to minimize any further problems.
Then you need to disassemble the rest of the speaker and clean all the affected parts using Isopropyl Alcohol 99%+ (available at electronics parts stores) to remove all traces of corrosion. Do not use "rubbing alcohol" as in some cases this is only 70% IPA or less, can contain additives and is not as effective. If you do have to use it, check the label to verify the amount of IPA. The higher the concentration (%) of IPA the better
Here is a link that describes the process. Electronics Water Damage
As always with electronics, especially surface mounted pcb, be gentle when handling and especially when brushing away the corrosion. You do not want to remove any components from the board. Also the ends of any cables and the connectors need to be cleaned as well.
Hopefully after you have done all this the speaker might possibly work correctly again.
Here is a link to the ifixit JBL Charge 3 Repair guides that may help.
If this process seems too daunting, take your speaker to a reputable, professional electronics repair service, experienced in liquid damage repair and ask for a quote for a repair. If you decide to do this, do it sooner than later. It isn’t going to fix itself.
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