Mobile phone in the washing machine. What do I do now ?
My Nokia X6 went through the washing machine last night and doesn’t work any more.Posted 7 years ago
I’m only about 6 months in to a 2 year O2 contract.
What’s my best option now ?
I’ve seen them at around £100 on ebay. Should I just buy one on O2 and swap my SIM card across ? Will that work without affecting my contract ?
Can I buy any phone on O2 and swap the SIM card ?
What other options are there ?
I’ve got a bit left behind by mobile phone technology and really don’t know the details of how it all works.wrightysonMember
Yes you can put that sim in any phone you like. But first take off back, battery out, sim out and place on a towel on s radiator, leave for 24 hrs then try powering up! Don’t be tempted to try it until you think it’s fully dry internally, I’ve saved 2 previous phones this way.Posted 7 years ago
If nO joy, do you have insurance, via o2, home, or sometimes even certain bank accounts, such as the lloyds one. If no to all them then either shell out or lie! ie phone up o2 say ive decided to insure my phone wait two weeks claim! This’ll cost you a 5iver a month so over the 18 months it’s still 90 quid,
Final option phone o2 up play the sympathy card and they may do you a deal on another one?IAMember
Also the bit that’s likely to die is the battery, but they’re fairly cheap. Make sure to get an original though, there are a lot of fakes on ebay.
If it’s working, turn it off! As above, place in (uncooked) rice, as disassembled as you can get it. Leave it a day or two more till it’s properly dry. Even after condensation is gone, chances are there’s still moisture inside.Posted 7 years ago
OK, I’ve taken the battery back out again.Posted 7 years ago
I’ve got a log burner at home and there’s a very fine line between being close enough to dry out and so close it melts the plastic, so I’m not chancing it.
There’s a heating pipe at work that’s comfortably warm on top of the lagging. I’ll put it back on there tomorrow.
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