Water damage on Fitbit Charge HR
Have a Fitbit charge HR. Jumped in pool with Fitbit on.. Jumped out...
No sign of life:(
Have tried drying in rice, recharging and holding button ...
Anything else I can do?
I was able to take mine apart, cleaned, and back together working. Of coarse I tried this after fitbit sent me a replacement under warranty. It was not the easiest thing, and didn't go back together as clean as I wished but it works. If you would like to donate it to me i would be happy to pay shipping plus a little extra, please email me, SethMcMichael at gmail.
EDIT: here is a link with a few pics of how to take it appart. it goes back together the same way, just be careful with the button part. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByMCub0...
Sorry, i did not take any pictures while taking it apart. But, let me see if i can remember.
First take out the 4 screws that you can see. Next i believe i used a small flat head screw driver and pried around the plastic part where the button is. Now when you do this it will probably brake the plastic clips but thats ok, i used a dab of super glue to keep them together after testing and putting back together. After you get in you are on your own, i forgot at this point what i did exactly.
Just use a toothbrush and alcohol and try and clean the corrosion from the water the best you can. If you get stuck send me a pic and i can see if it helps me remember what i did.