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  1.    #1  
    I dropped my treo 650 in puddle of water and now when I want to turn on phone I get message "insufficient power to turn phone on". The pda portion works fine but not the phone. any suggestions
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    Have you tried a soft reset?
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    Did you make sure it was totally dry (inside and out) before trying to power back up?
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    Oh... no. First try drying it (use hair dryer if required). I gave mine a bath sometime back. I was upset for whole day. But by next morning all is good. I dried it well and prayed god.
  5.    #5  
    yes, I even did a hard reset
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    The treo remained on after it got wet. After a short while it began to act up. It keeps giving the message that there is not enough power to activate the phone portion.
  7. #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by perpbuster
    The treo remained on after it got wet. After a short while it began to act up. It keeps giving the message that there is not enough power to activate the phone portion.
    Maybe you partially shorted (or otherwise damaged) the battery. Does the phone function work when the Treo is charging? If so, try to find a different battery and see if it will activate the phone.

    The fact that the phone remained on after getting wet would make me believe that some kind of short circuit happened. It's kind of surprising that the phone would remain on after falling into a puddle of water. I'm guessing it wasn't fully submerged, but some residual water probably crept into some delicate areas.

    Try the phone function with the power cable connected, then find a friend with a Treo 650 and try his/her battery to isolate your battery as the primary cause of the problem.
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    just make sure its totally dry first!
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    Good grief.. It sounds like they are trying to use the phone while it's STILL WET.

    Disconnect battery, open the case (if possible), and let it dry for DAYS in a warm spot, indirect sun, etc... If it was salty or anything, you're likely screwed.. if it was clean water, it'll probably be okay IF you haven't already hosed it by repeatedly trying to turn it on wet.

    Your battery might be shot. But you'll find that out when it's totally dry, right?
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    A quick way to do it is to put it in tupperware w/ a silica pack.
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    I will try a different battery and see if that is the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perpbuster
    I will try a different battery and see if that is the problem.
    As others have said: make sure the rest of the phone is dry. Any residual moisture could hose the other battery and render your test useless.

    If the phone seems dry, try aiming a hair dryer at the formerly wet areas as an extra measure of safety to make sure it's as dry as possible. Don't put the hair dryer on high and put it up against the phone; keep some distance to prevent melting from the hot air (or use a cooler setting). You want to bathe (pardon the pun) the phone in a nice airflow for several minutes to make sure it's as dry as it will get.
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    ok, I just got my treo 650 yesterday evening. I also ordered every accesory imaginable for it, Of course I had not received anything except the phone and extended battery so I decided to go to the movies with it and show it off. I went to the bathroom afterwards and had it in the front pocket of my hoodie so right when I finished using the bathroom and was zipping up my fly, it fell in the toilet full of pee. I quickly pulled it out and dried it off with paper towels, I took the battery out and in the car held it up against the fully blowing vent with warm air coming out, when I got home I blew dried it thouroghly for about 45 mins. I also called all of the people I know who had the same problem as me and theirs didnt make it but theirs was in plain water. I had it next to the hair dryer on warm but not hot for the last 30 mins, and just recently put in in a tupperwear container and put a light on it, as I read to do, I had no silica gel packs either for some reason. I wondered if there is anything else I should do, thanks
  14. #14  
    See my post in the I washed my Treo thread . . . . . .

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...6&postcount=50
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    heh... seems to be an epidemic of submerged Treo stories here on TC lately!

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    dropped my treo accidentally on a puddle of dirty water 2 days ago, it remained on for awhile, i didnt know i was not supposed to turn it on as i dont know much about electronics, about 30 mins after that my treo reset itself, 5 minutes after it turned off and i couldnt turn in back on...

    then i pulled out the battery, used a hand dyer, let it dry for a few hours by itself, then put in under warm yellow light bulb for few minutes. 20 hours after the incident i turned my treo back on.. and it TURNED ON.

    however, as of yesterday, dec 31 2006, it hotsynced by itself, about 3x. and today jan 1, 2007, it hotsynced twice...

    so far it's the only thing that's wrong that i've noticed... i just read all about selica gel and tonight i'm going to put my treo on a tupperwear with selica gel for whatever it's worth... i hope someone here has experienced something similar and tell me it's gonna be ok, that would really make me feel better
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    Dirty puddle = contaminates in the phone.. At best you have some contacts being touched when they shouldn't be. At worst you're going to have corrosion which slowly damages the phone.

    I suggest you prepare for the worst. Perhaps it'll be fine (with a few random hotsyncs here and there, apparently...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by khaytsus View Post
    Dirty puddle = contaminates in the phone.. At best you have some contacts being touched when they shouldn't be. At worst you're going to have corrosion which slowly damages the phone.

    I suggest you prepare for the worst. Perhaps it'll be fine (with a few random hotsyncs here and there, apparently...)
    After a dump into salt water -- (after immediate battery removal) a rinse in clean water is suggested to remove the salt corrosion issue. (Then the various suggested complete drying methods.)

    If your problems persist after the fall into dirty water, you may wish to remove the battery and preform a rinse in clean water and then a repeat of the drying process. However, there is no guarantee that you will be able to dry it out a second time. . . . . . so this should only be a last ditch effort . . . .

    Cheers, Perry.

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