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Tim
July 1st 03, 09:19 PM
Like MikeyG says the equipment replacement doesn't cover water damage. If it was only water then allow it to dry out but don't use
heat on it as that may damage the electronics if it gets too hot. Place it next to a fan for a day or so to speed up the process.
If there are remnants of something sticky or corrosive I'd rinse it in distilled water first, then let it dry out.

Just my $.02 or less


"MikeyG" > wrote in message ...
>
> If it is just water. give it some time. It sometimes takes a while to
> dry out. If it has been more than a couple days and you are still
> having problems then there is probably some perminent damage of some
> sort. If it is another type of liquid (i.e. pop, beer, lemonade, etc)
> you may be out of luck.
>
> There is a sticker underneath your battery with red X's on it. If it
> still has red X's on it then you should be okay. If it is all one color
> then you are pretty much screwed. You can always give the equipment
> replcement system a shot.
>
> Good luck,
>
> MikeyG
>
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John R. Copeland
July 2nd 03, 12:04 AM
If Christopher removed the battery instantly when his phone got wet,
it *might* recover. I've saved phones that way.

If power remained on the circuit boards with moisture present,
he probably got electrolytic corrosion and electrolytic plating action.
Recovery from that sort of damage is unlikely.
---JRC---

"Tim" > wrote in message =
.com...
> Like MikeyG says the equipment replacement doesn't cover water damage. =
If it was only water then allow it to dry out but don't use
> heat on it as that may damage the electronics if it gets too hot. =
Place it next to a fan for a day or so to speed up the process.
> If there are remnants of something sticky or corrosive I'd rinse it in =
distilled water first, then let it dry out.
>=20
> Just my $.02 or less
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>=20
> "MikeyG" > wrote in message =
...
> >
> > If it is just water. give it some time. It sometimes takes a while =
to
> > dry out. If it has been more than a couple days and you are still
> > having problems then there is probably some perminent damage of some
> > sort. If it is another type of liquid (i.e. pop, beer, lemonade, =
etc)
> > you may be out of luck.
> >
> > There is a sticker underneath your battery with red X's on it. If it
> > still has red X's on it then you should be okay. If it is all one =
color
> > then you are pretty much screwed. You can always give the equipment
> > replcement system a shot.
> >
> > Good luck,
> >
> > MikeyG
>

Larry Clark
July 2nd 03, 04:01 AM
It also covers loss, if the phone should be misplaced.

(Brian Peterson) wrote in article
>:
> The insurance replacement program DOES cover water damage. However DO
> NOT wash the phone in water further that would be considered further
> damaged, and void the ins.
>
> --
> Brian Peterson
>
>
> "John R. Copeland" > wrote in article
> >:
> > If Christopher removed the battery instantly when his phone got wet,
> > it *might* recover. I've saved phones that way.
> >
> > If power remained on the circuit boards with moisture present,
> > he probably got electrolytic corrosion and electrolytic plating action.
> > Recovery from that sort of damage is unlikely.
> > ---JRC---
> >
> > "Tim" > wrote in message =
> > .com...
> > > Like MikeyG says the equipment replacement doesn't cover water damage. =
> > If it was only water then allow it to dry out but don't use
> > > heat on it as that may damage the electronics if it gets too hot. =
> > Place it next to a fan for a day or so to speed up the process.
> > > If there are remnants of something sticky or corrosive I'd rinse it in =
> > distilled water first, then let it dry out.
> > >=20
> > > Just my $.02 or less
> > >=20
> > >=20
> > > "MikeyG" > wrote in message =
> > ...
> > > >
> > > > If it is just water. give it some time. It sometimes takes a while =
> > to
> > > > dry out. If it has been more than a couple days and you are still
> > > > having problems then there is probably some perminent damage of some
> > > > sort. If it is another type of liquid (i.e. pop, beer, lemonade, =
> > etc)
> > > > you may be out of luck.
> > > >
> > > > There is a sticker underneath your battery with red X's on it. If it
> > > > still has red X's on it then you should be okay. If it is all one =
> > color
> > > > then you are pretty much screwed. You can always give the equipment
> > > > replcement system a shot.
> > > >
> > > > Good luck,
> > > >
> > > > MikeyG
> > >
>
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tmc
July 2nd 03, 01:33 PM
there's your best bet right there, call em up tell em you "misplaced" your
phone, they'll have em send you a crappy refurb unit for $35, but it's
better then a phone that works part of the time (hell it's bad enough
sprint's service only works hard enough, shouldnt have to worry about your
phone working half the time too :-P), that's probably the best way to deal
with it...

"Larry Clark" > wrote in message
...
> It also covers loss, if the phone should be misplaced.
>

George Sieport
July 2nd 03, 01:42 PM
hey I just had a same problem couple of weeks ago. I have A500 and I
have replacement program I called them and I told them everything so
they sent me a NEW phone and told me to send my old phone back to them.
that's it dude.

(Christopher Chiles) wrote in article
>:
> Hi,
> I really hope someone can give me some advice. I currently have the
> Sanyo SCP-8100. My phone recently got wet :( and now some buttons will
> not work (except they do work sometimes, but not often). My question
> is: What would be the cheapest way to get a new phone? I do have the
> Sprint PCS Equipment Replacement, but I am unsure if it covers water
> damage. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
>
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