View Poll Results: How many times has your V3 got wet?

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    Drowning a V3

    How many times have you gotten your phone wet and it still works?


    silver(sons) V3 5 times. and it still works !
    silver (mine) V3 numerous times including the one time I left in on the front step of my house during a Hurricane all night. and it still works!!!

    Model:V3 Flex: GSMV3xxT677GA164

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    Sounds rather forgetful and clumsy, only joking.

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    dude A HURRICANE? my Z3 took a swim in a TINY puddle of coke and DIED lol!!! boy V3's are friggin STRONG little buggers! (i have a V3re lol)
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    Good deal that there are no Coke storms,

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    thank GOD lol....wait, well you never know.....
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    We have a Coca Cola Father Christmas in Red and white, so we can't be sure,

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    lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdyates View Post
    dude A HURRICANE? my Z3 took a swim in a TINY puddle of coke and DIED lol!!! boy V3's are friggin STRONG little buggers! (i have a V3re lol)
    Coke is way more dangerous than water(it's acidic and conducts electricity more).

    Yeah my V3's are like Timex, they take a lickin' and keep on tickn'!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dumba View Post
    Good deal that there are no Coke storms,
    Yeah that would be kind of sticky especially here in Southern US were the summers are hot and humid.
    Last edited by butterjoe; 08-10-2009 at 05:27 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    how to revive a bricked v3? the keyboard light up only.

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    Best start your own thread, post more details about the phone, aht you have done, and what is on the phone right now as s/w. please do not thread jack someone elses thread for this.

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    None. But I just got it. I leave it next to my fish tank, so give it some time. I've had the siphon hose jump out of the tank and the bucket before.

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    I have a motorola v3 is cool...=)

    Bootloader 07.do
    sorry for all that have bootloader 08.29 is bad =)



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    Quote Originally Posted by chinito20 View Post
    I have a motorola v3 is cool...=)

    Bootloader 07.do
    sorry for all that have bootloader 08.29 is bad =)
    BL 8.29 isn't a problem look in the V3 thread. I was successful.

    Model:V3 Flex: GSMV3xxT677GA164

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    I have an iPhone now, But i had so much luck with my V3. Its fell in a pool, a sink, a sanded/salted slushy mess on my road and spent 2 hours on the back of my truck during rain. It still works to this day.

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    *** My experience only – apply at your own risk ***

    One thing very counter intuitive - If your phone has been fully submerge (long enough for the water to get inside), keep it wet until you can properly clean it! Once it dried without proper cleaning, the corrosion and debris will be hard to clean off.

    This of course does not apply if it was wet in the rain since it was not fully submerged.

    My V3 did not get wet yet. I have a Treo 650 which I dropped into the sea at the beach, under about a foot of sea water. After I realized it, I picked it up, went to the beach “foot wash” area immediately, took the battery out and rinsed the phone. Treo has a lot of holes – SIM slot, SD slot, ear phone socket... I made sure clean tap water ran into those holes as I rinse. I “soak it” as thoroughly as I could!

    I then carefully pack the Treo in plastic shopping begs making sure some tap water was still inside the plastic bag so the Treo would not dried. I knew I would not be getting home until the following day.

    I got home the next day, I took everything apart. Anything that could be disassembled, I did. I rinse them thoroughly at the kitchen sink. I use the water spray to spray it down.
    I might have applied a final alcohol rise, but I don’t recall how much of that I did as I would not have a lot of rubbing alcohol at home.

    I then let each piece air-dried. Visually dried plus another couple of days, then I reassemble them back. Everything worked! Apart from a dime-size water spot (inside the LCD screen) that I couldn’t get to, everything worked normal. It was a lot of work, but I am still using the Treo 3 years later. It is still my regular day-to-day use phone.

    The LCD worked with the water spot. I took my backup Treo and swapped the LCD screen. I have software activated on my regular Treo which would not run on my backup. A few months later, the LCD dried and there was no water mark. It is still in my backup Treo which I use occasionally (mostly as a charging station and occasionally as calculator.)

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    If your machine got submerged, consider keeping it wet until it can be cleaned. They do the same thing with old film cameras. That’s what gave me the idea about keeping my Treo wet until I can properly clean it.

    Good luck if your phone do get wet. Cleaning it may be fun, but it would be a lot of work.

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