The 100% , ULTIMATE way to clean your CDMA

Submitted: Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:00
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Hi Guys ,
Just got my CDMA out of my pants pocket when I was chucking the gear into the dryer. It certainly looks spotless !
Willie .
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:03

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:03
Silly question but someone has to ask - "does it still work?'
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:11

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:11
CDMA is lying out in the sun on a comfortable couch , receiving post trauma stress counseling .
The patient's status is being monitored constantly , and updates will be released as they come to hand
The familly are gathering to give mutual support at this difficult time and would appreciate some privacy in this matter .
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:26

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:26
Knowing that you asked to be allowed to grieve alone I felt an urge to ignore that and offer some words of comfort. Having recent drowned an electronic timer (Xmas light fiasco) - it was unable to tread water in a water proof container that was full of water after a storm. There was nothing to lose so I performed open circuit surgery with lots of violent shaking and blowing followed by some time in the sun. The device came alive (there was a battery in this thing somewhere) and we just closed it up and sent it back to work.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:55

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:55
If you have not already done so, may I suggest removing the battery. Had a similar "tragedy" a while back, where the phone would not work. Replaced the battery and all was fine.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:17

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:17
If its a Kyocera, throw it away .. you cant get bits for em either. My 19mth old broke the ariel on mine, "sorry mate, cant get em, you gotta buy a new phone" was the answer from about 10 different places.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:19

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:19
Test.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:19

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:19
test
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 09:06

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 09:06
tesT Y/N
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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 09:46

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 09:46
N .... it did'nt work Truckie :))))
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 22:03

Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 at 22:03
the problem is it DID work...

was havin issues, but everytime I tried to test the prick it worked!
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:20

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:20
The missus gave mine the same treatment Willie. My Hyundai CDMA went right through the whole cycle and was turned on immediately after as I was looking forward to a newie. Well bugga me days she fired up and hasn't missed a beat. Our machine must have a real good spin dry.
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Follow Up By: rocketsalad - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:42

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 11:42
Maddog,
All Hyundais do that.

regards
Rocket Salad
-a happy Terracan owner
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:02

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:02
Yes Mr Salad, by all accounts a great vehicle putting Toyota and Nissan to shame.
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:11

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:11
Definitely nISSAN's but never a JEEP
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:14

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 12:14
Yes the Jeep, not just a name but a heart and soul as well.
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Follow Up By: Axle - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 13:59

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 13:59
Thought that was landrovers??

Willie before the drowning epidsode, have you had many probs with calls dropping out? my CDMA drives me mad.
Cheers Axle
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:25

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:25
Yep Landrovers as well and lets not forget the best of them all the Sherman Tank.
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Follow Up By: Axle - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:29

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:29
HaHaHa Like that .
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:32

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:32
Axle ,
I was very happy with my Nokia .
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:27

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:27
Ok the best thing you can do is TAKE THE BATTERY OUT! Then pull it apart. It won't dry inside closed up and the longer it sits the more corrosion there is going to be on the tracks on the boards inside. Get some good quality Metholated Spirits and put it in a spray bottle. Then spray Metho librally all over the boards (try not to get the speaker or mic wet with Metho). Then if you have an air compressor blow the crap out of it and get all the metho/water off, let it dry, then do the same again. Once it's dried the second time (should be pretty quick with pure metho and a bit of air, if you don't have an air compressor just let it air dry). Then if you cross your legs the right way and hold your nose, you might be in luck!! ;-)

PS I've done this on one of my phones and my brother (who told me how to do it and is an electronics whizz) has done it to many many phones that have been soaked with success.
I also did it two my rechargable spot light that got drenched when my water tank blew a hose in the car. I just did it this morning actually! The spotlight hasn't worked for about 6months and has just been sitting there, after about 10 minutes drying time it sprung back to life and is still working now!! WOOHOO!.

Give it a go! The sooner the better!
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:33

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:33
After reading my reply, I thought I might add what the theory is behind doing this!! :-)

The Metho and air washes the water off and also cleans the circuts of any corrsion and muck that the water has caused, then it evapourates off the board leaving it spotless and dry.

I also did this just recently to the surf's door controller. The drivers door solinoid was not engaging properly when locking and unlocking the doors, so I removed the door controller module from under the dash, took the circut board out and did the metho trick to it, whacked it back in and she's working a treat now!
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:33

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 14:33
Thanks Jeff ,
I will do as you suggested .
Thanks ,
Willie .
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Reply By: Footloose - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 16:04

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 16:04
Willie, what a dag :)) Some people will try anything to get a new phone.
Looking on the bright side, at least it wasn't a sat phone. Take the battery and cleaning advice offered here, and have a cold one with a tissue handy whilst awaiting the prognosis.
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 18:05

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 18:05
Willie was it a front loading washer??
I just bought a new hoover front loader & it gets all the muck out of things like remotes for doors that I leave in my pockets...
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 19:13

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 19:13
No Basille it was a big toploader , but it did manage to remove it from the pocket anyway .
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 09:48

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 09:48
Perhaps Dr Willie should give it a 'digital examination'.:-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 11:35

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 11:35
Very good ! I would , but I can't put my finger on the problem .
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 12:24

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 12:24
Maybe you could change the ring tone while you're at it:-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 12:25

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 12:25
You don't like brown?
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