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Motors Washed key fob!!!

Discussion in 'General' started by phinix, 9 Jul 2013.

  1. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    I didn't take battery out yet.
    It is glued together, didn't want to break it.

    I'll keep it in bag of rice for today, tomorrow will try and put it in oven for lowest temp for a minute:eeek: maybe even opened oven door, just in case I toast it;)
    Then I will try it out.
     
  2. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Are you sure?
    The one I have is glued together so cannot simply take it apart.
    Maybe its waterproof then? We'll see when I try it out:thumb:
     
  3. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    In this case a little pray is in place....:worried:
     
  4. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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  5. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    Shouldnt these be waterproof ? Keys are the kind of things that folks easily forgot before pressing 'start' on the washing machine.
     
  6. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    ..or dropped in a puddle whilst entering/exiting the car.
     
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  7. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Guys, you are giving me some hope! :)
    Do you think I should try it out tonight? It has been in a bag of rice since 12am.
    Should 20 hours be enough to test it?
     
  8. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    Do it. Do it now. I think it'll be fine.
     
  9. Modsbywoz

    Modsbywoz Well-Known Member

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    You could always put it back in the bag ya'know.
     
  10. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Worst case: it explodes and you lose a key fob, a hand, both eyes and your sanity... /troll

    Seriously - worst case you fry the keyfob.
     
  11. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

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    Well my sky remote survived falling into a glass of berocca and being in there for about an hour! Just opened it up, took it apart, dried it with paper towels and a gentle fan dry and it works better now than it did before - must be the added vitamins :hehe:
     
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  12. Matticus

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    Unless you actually need to use the key/car then I would just leave it to dry out for as long as you possibly can.

    I have had great luck with electronics and water, firstly by not having many accidents and when I do, always leaving them for as long as possible and immediately removing the battery (obviously not possible in your case) especially if it is something "active" like a phone.

    My girlfriend is a nightmare with water and things that shouldn't be in water, her old iPhone survived many baths and toilet trips. Dropping the end into lemon curd finally finished it off :duh:
     
  13. Harlequin

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    I went swimming with my espace key - on the same key ring was my wow authenticator....1 out of the 2 survived the experience...
     
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    Here's one i prepared earlier

    DO NOT DO THIS TO YOUR KEY!

    Just to give you an idea on it's water-tightness; seems pretty waterproof to me, i think you'll be OK

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Big_malc

    Big_malc Well-Known Member

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    the fob not normally that expensive its the key number and programming it were you wont the lube
     
  16. RinSewand

    RinSewand New Member

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    I'd go with leaving it as long as possible, it's one thing being waterproof, but quite another surviving a washing machine.

    In terms of price my malfunctioning Audi key was invoiced at £349 to replace. Thankfully I wasn't paying..
     
  17. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    The **** is a wow authenticator?!
     
  18. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Think its a bit like this which is a secure network access key i have one fore work when im offsite so i can access our servers

    [​IMG]

    Also those keys are meant to be water proof so fingers crossed
     
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    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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