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Spilled Polyurethane in the charge port of my android phone!

Discussion in 'Android Mobile Devices' started by Forexqueen, Jan 19, 2020.

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  1. Forexqueen

    Forexqueen Thread Starter

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    YES! I did that! Of all things, I managed to get polyurethane on my phone and partly inside! Apparently the lid wasn't closed tight enough on the can and my dog came flying through the yard and everything got knocked over. I was able to grab my phone somewhat but the polyurethane got into the charge port. The phone works but the volume is very low and doesn't go up or down, the on/off button sticks and the edges all the way around the phone are all sticky. My boyfriend took the back cover off and the cover over the charge port and the speaker. He used a tiny bit of acetone with a q-tip and tried to get some off. He then thought that it should dry overnight because it just peels right off. I thought you need to take everything apart immediately...? The battery and Sim card are fine but the charge port and the speaker are all sticky. Can someone please help? I would appreciate any advice. Thank you in advance
     
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    Please edit your post and leave it in normal black colour and not italics
    The reason I ask is that it makes it hard on the eyes to read
    I am looking at your topic and will reply shortly
     
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    I've edited the post. There's no reason for flashy colours when asking for technical assistance.
     
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    Thank you

    Forexqueen
    I have some knowledge of polyurethane and acetone
    The reason being is that I use acetone in connection with GRP repairs to boats
    You do not say which liquid polyurethane

    Normally it is polyurethane resin mixed with another compound depending on the use required

    Acetone partially dissolves some plastics but more importantly it eats certain rubbers and circuitry
    I have little doubt that the on/off button is in fact designed to work against a rubber type pad of sorts to the actual switch contact
    and possibly the same with the volume

    However as you say only a Qtip was used I would doubt the actual acetone made its way into the phone parts

    Was the acetone - actual acetone itself, or do you use that term for nail varnish remover which is acetone based.

    I personally doubt that this phone is going to repaired, even if it can be, without a complete strip down

    If it was polyurethane resin, then as you may know there is NO chance of an effective removal without having access to all components that the resin reached.

    Sorry I cannot be of more assistance.
     
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