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    My Fiance dropped her 650 in a bucket of water yesterday. We have insurance, so I'm not that worried about it, but she hasn't hot synced in months and has a bunch of important numbers on the phone still. I let it dry out all day and all night, then put the battery in this morning. The screen comes on, has the PalmOne logo, and the boot up status bar goes accross the screen. Then the screen goes blank while the keyboard lights stay on as well as the LED stays solid red. I've got the whole phone taken apart and I used a little electrical contact cleaner on it. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on how to make it work long enough to perform a hot sync...or any other way to get her numbers off the phone. I've got a 650 as well and I have my old 650 here at the house too, so I can use parts from another one if I need to. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks, Colin
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    I suggest more drying time. If you have it opened up, put a fan on it. Make sure the AC is on to reduce room humidity. Some types of capacitors and resistors absord water easily. It is these parts that now must be dried out.

    John
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    Let it dry even more!! Funny enough on a recent episode of CSI they dropped a Treo in a swimming pool and took it out, took it apart and used a blow dryer to dry it. Then they were able to sync it. But I have heard it can take 2 or 3 days to dry it to that level. Good luck.
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    low power air drying with hair dryer (no heat), and/or open it up under a magnifying glass and cotton-swab the inside surfaces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenJoeM
    Let it dry even more!! Funny enough on a recent episode of CSI they dropped a Treo in a swimming pool and took it out, took it apart and used a blow dryer to dry it. Then they were able to sync it. But I have heard it can take 2 or 3 days to dry it to that level. Good luck.
    Ah, yes, this is what forensic artists reluctantly call "the CSI effect" (not what many people feel is good for the justice system, jury expectation, or forensics).

    With that said, I agree with letting it dry for a few days.
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    Some people have recommended putting in a sealed bag with silica gel packets (or, pure silica kitty litter). Almost as good: with dry rice.
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    Took me 4 days to fix my toilet exploring Treo...

    Combo of low heat hair dryer, taking it apart and swabbing everything, laying it in the sun and silica Gel at night.

    I had the screen filled up with water, and it eventually went away. Everything worked fine until all the messing around with it broke the keyboard ribbon. Be careful! If you have insurance and you have taken it apart, be sure you lose it before you call it in.
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    Actually, I dropped my 600 in water and called lockline. They told me they didn't want a waterlogged Treo sent in and just sent me a new one.
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