android
  #1  
Old 07-24-2012, 07:24 AM
Bahrak Bahrak is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 22
Exclamation How well does the J3 handle water?

Long story short: I accidently went swimming with my Cowon J3.

Now it looks like it's pretty much filled with water. There's some air bubbles behind the screen and that's it.

Has anybody else had experience with J3 + water. What result did it yield and what did you do?

I'm considering laying it outside in the shadow (Where it's 35 C / 95 F right now). But I'm afraid that it'll end up harming the hardware, thoughts on that?

If I'm not doing that, then I'm gonna just wait for the water to evaporate and then I'll turn it on to see if it still works (will post results).

Also, there's an additional micro SDHC card in it, if that's off any relevance.
Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]

  #2  
Old 07-24-2012, 07:41 AM
El C's Avatar
El C El C is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 366
Default

Just don't turn it on until it's fully dry (could take a few days). Some have even suggested putting it in a bag of rice.
__________________
Desktop: Objective2 > Audio Technica A900
Portable: Cowon D2+ > Headstage Arrow 3G > Phonak PFE 112 (grey filters + Comply tips)
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 07-24-2012, 08:23 AM
WalkGood's Avatar
WalkGood WalkGood is offline
ABI Invaluable
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: FL
Posts: 12,577
Default

I’ve put my devices that have fallen into water into a jar with rice in the car for a week or till dry. Chances are if it got really wet the battery is dead and needs to be replaced but as long as you haven’t turned on the device and fried any boards it should work fine with a new battery.
__________________
WalkGood,
Ramón

abi >> | Forum Rules | Glossary | Why Rockbox | FLAC or MP3? | irc
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 07-24-2012, 08:31 AM
Bahrak Bahrak is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 22
Default

Alright thanks, that's what I was thinking too, but it's always a relief to here it from others. I have had success with phones that has had this treatment too.

Just one thing then (if no one has comments about putting the PMP out in scorching heat):

Where do I get another battery? (it's not against the rules to have a website recommended is it?)

I live in Denmark (Scandinavia (Northern Europe)), and you can't even get a Cowon J3 with 32 gb of internal memory here anymore.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 07-24-2012, 09:57 AM
WalkGood's Avatar
WalkGood WalkGood is offline
ABI Invaluable
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: FL
Posts: 12,577
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bahrak View Post
... Where do I get another battery? (it's not against the rules to have a website recommended is it?). I live in Denmark (Scandinavia (Northern Europe)), and you can't even get a Cowon J3 with 32 gb of internal memory here anymore.
I haven't seen just the battery for sale but I have read about others in the EU send their players into Cowon for a battery replacement. I'd send them a pm via their online support to ask about price and where to send.

I'm not sure if this info is still correct, hopefully another member will correct me if I'm wrong:
Cowon Europe GmbH
Mergenthalerallee 55-59
D - 65760 Eschborn bei Frankfurt/M.

Telefon: +49 (06196) 76916-60
Telefax: +49 (06196) 76916-11
E-Mail: info.de@cowon.com
http://www.cowon.ch/support.html
jamesjang@cowon.com
__________________
WalkGood,
Ramón

abi >> | Forum Rules | Glossary | Why Rockbox | FLAC or MP3? | irc
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old 07-24-2012, 01:23 PM
Syndrome's Avatar
Syndrome Syndrome is offline
Redneck Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,278
Default

You can find batteries that might fit on ebay too, as long as the voltage is the same and if will physically fit inside the J3 then it will work.
__________________

Ruger M77 , Howa 1500 , Czech Republic 452-2E
Ruger .22 Single Six, Springfield Armory XD-9 , Springfield Armory XD45ACP
2007 Elite Archery Synergy

Gamo CFX, Gamo PT80
Large Rock


Need your headphones fixed or something soldered? Syndrome's Soldering Service
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old 07-25-2012, 03:24 AM
Bahrak Bahrak is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 22
Default

Alright, thank you.
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old 07-25-2012, 08:33 AM
DragonBottles's Avatar
DragonBottles DragonBottles is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Isle of Wight, UK
Posts: 349
Default

You might want to take off the back plate (if possible, I don't know the anatomy of the J3) and put it in a bag of rice for at least half a week so it can soak up the water deep in the parts/board.

I left my Samsung YP-P3 under an open attic window by accident, and of course a thunderstorm brewed by. It was about 3 weeks until it worked again, but the battery only lasted 30-60 minutes after that. I ended up replacing it with the Cowon X7 which was the best thing I think I've ever done.

But yes, if you were to get a new battery, it theoretically should still function if you give it sufficient time to dry.
__________________
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old 07-25-2012, 12:07 PM
Bahrak Bahrak is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 22
Default

Hmmm. I already looked at it, and I don't see how I could take the back plate off without tools. Also, as weird as it may sound, I won't have access to a bag of rice before early next week. But I will certainly follow your advice as soon as I can.
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old 07-25-2012, 06:02 PM
Syndrome's Avatar
Syndrome Syndrome is offline
Redneck Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,278
Default

Oats will work as well.
__________________

Ruger M77 , Howa 1500 , Czech Republic 452-2E
Ruger .22 Single Six, Springfield Armory XD-9 , Springfield Armory XD45ACP
2007 Elite Archery Synergy

Gamo CFX, Gamo PT80
Large Rock


Need your headphones fixed or something soldered? Syndrome's Soldering Service
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old 07-25-2012, 06:36 PM
Tapeworm's Avatar
Tapeworm Tapeworm is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: California, the Granola State
Posts: 481
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Syndrome View Post
Oats will work as well.
How 'bout grits?

Although it'd be a shame to waste good grits.
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old 07-25-2012, 08:21 PM
Angelopsaro's Avatar
Angelopsaro Angelopsaro is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 57
Default

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/...Centre.57.html
Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old 07-31-2012, 04:51 AM
Bahrak Bahrak is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 22
Default

Okay thank you everyone. But it looks like it sustained permanent damage. The screen is flickering, and not responding at all, and when I take disconnect it from the recharger, it just shuts off in a blink. It also says "battery full" whenever I try to recharge it. So it looks like a whole bunch of stuff is out of order, including the battery.
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old 07-31-2012, 05:25 AM
Bahrak Bahrak is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 22
Default

The screen is responding now. It still flickers, it shifts between normal background light and very low. The speakers sounds fine, and it sounds great through my headphones. So that's a positive. I've mailed the repair center (thanks Angelopsaro).
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old 08-02-2012, 07:12 AM
Bahrak Bahrak is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 22
Default

For some reason, I can't contact them through their mail. I keep getting a "delivery failed" message.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Tags
broken, cowon, cowon j3, j3, water

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 AM.