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    my daughter has just spilt pop on her ds and the bottom screen is not on now, shall i put it on radiator to dry ?
    please help.

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    put it near it, not ontop of it.

    if she has runied the screen, you can always buy a replacement off Ebay

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    black gerbil1;3409050

    put it near it, not ontop of it.if she has runied the screen, you can … put it near it, not ontop of it.if she has runied the screen, you can always buy a replacement off Ebay



    thanks, the screen is black but if you press it , it does seem to work, if you know what i mean.

    roselee;3409065

    thanks, the screen is black but if you press it , it does seem to work, … thanks, the screen is black but if you press it , it does seem to work, if you know what i mean.


    yeah mane i know what you mean, my friend once dropped his phone in water, did not work for 2days, then im guessing after everything dried out, it worked fine again.

    so let it dry out n see whag1 mane.

    Get the battery out if you haven't already and leave the compartment open when drying it out - water damage is hit and miss especially if it's managed to get through a lot of the electronics.

    John

    if that doesnt work, take the panel of whatever off and clean in from the inside carefully with like a cotton bud or something.

    wrap in a towel remove battery cover and leave on top of the rad DO NOT power the unit on for at least 48 hrs.
    good luck.

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    Johnmcl7;3409098

    Get the battery out if you haven't already and leave the compartment open … Get the battery out if you haven't already and leave the compartment open when drying it out - water damage is hit and miss especially if it's managed to get through a lot of the electronics.John



    just took it out , thanks.

    i'm reading these-becasue my little fella is clumsy-and its an accident waiting to happen here..........thanks for the tips

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    lucerysmum;3409193

    i'm reading these-becasue my little fella is clumsy-and its an accident … i'm reading these-becasue my little fella is clumsy-and its an accident waiting to happen here..........thanks for the tips



    i know what are kids like, she only got it for her birthday 2 months ago.

    lucerysmum;3409193

    i'm reading these-becasue my little fella is clumsy-and its an accident … i'm reading these-becasue my little fella is clumsy-and its an accident waiting to happen here..........thanks for the tips



    If the unfortunate does ever happen, the best you can do is power down immediately and remove the battery - this reduces the change of a short circuit across the components which can cause fatal damage. If you leave it to dry and then power it up a couple of days later this is how you can sometimes get away with water damage.

    It is a gamble though especially with coke or juice which leave a sticky residue when they dry up which can cause problems no matter how dry the device is.

    John

    the residue is prob. only sugar which if left to dry naturally should not harm, the remove battery advice was good but really you should have done that straight away and not tried the unit as the liquid can cause a short.
    Let it dry naturally for as long as you can depending on the estimated amount of liquid in it.

    I find the residue does cause lingering problems, particularly on laptops.

    John

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    hi, thanks for all your help, the ds is ok now.
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