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Icon 11 posted September 11, 2007 06:01      Profile for DENISE     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have dropped my mobile phone sony erricson in the sea I dried it out and it worked for a while but not it wont turn on. Surely there has to be some way for me to get the memory off the phone??? The phone shop has said not but if its in there then surely it could be connected to something and removed from the phone.

I refuse to believe that there is not a solution to every problem and so this must be the same.

I dont need the phone to work but I really want to save my pictures and numbers if possible.

Please help????


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Icon 1 posted September 11, 2007 06:42      Profile for BooBooKitty     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Uhm... I think that if it were anything other than sea water (salt) it might have survived. Salt is corrosive. Nuff said...
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Icon 1 posted September 11, 2007 06:50      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
of coarse there is a solution.

what you need.
1 identical funtioneing phone.
1 clean room
mad soldering skills

Take the memory chip(I assume is a built in flash type chip) out of the old phone and put it in the new one. violà

If this doesn't work there are companies out there that do data reconstruction. Prices range in the five digits.

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Icon 1 posted September 12, 2007 00:14      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
On my sony ericson, some info is stored on the sim, some is stored on the removable memory card. Have you tried putting either of these into a new phone?
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Icon 4 posted September 14, 2007 21:35      Profile for hal9000   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ok, if the phone may not boot because of many reasons, however if it’s the memory you want off the phone. And the data is not stored on a removable chip, I would first contact Sony!
Second call the carrier and see if they have an R&D Shop (that’s a really long shot)

If all else fails then how much money do you have?

I can most likely mount and power the chip in my lab, however that still leaves me with two problems. 1. What is the embedded OS?
2. What is the cycle rate of the flash memory?
If I screw either one of these up... well its good bye data.

It might be a bad cap, or resister, finding it could take some time with a logic probe... that is if it’s not apparent like a big black spot.

I adhere to the one and only truth about electronics, they all work on smoke! Because the moment you let the smoke out, they stop working.

P.E.B.K.A.C. if you can fix this, you can fix anything.

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