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Okay my sister today was over at my house, we were cleaning some things using acetone.

 

the acetone got spilt on her cell phone, its a android smart phone, maker LG, not sure on the model.

 

it "melted" the sim card, and got all over the battery...

 

so what other damage am i looking at? is the phone junk now? or can it be saved? 

 

 

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probally toast, if the sim card got melted, i would imagine alot of the internal components, rubber under buttons and stuff might be melted also, the power ports/head phone ect would probally be melted to
   
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probally toast, if the sim card got melted, i would imagine alot of the internal components, rubber under buttons and stuff might be melted also, the power ports/head phone ect would probally be melted to

 

yeah, I was figured as much, I've examine the outer case of it and looked at all the ports, they look intact, and the buttons still have "firmness" to them, but the battery cover, the battery (i'd imagine) and the sim card are boinked in the very least. I'll take it apart here in a bit, to see what internal damage was done.

 

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Take it into the mobile store and see if it works w/ a new battery/SIM card.
If it doesn't I don't think there's any saving that can be done, short of replacing whatever the Acetone chemically reacted with.
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Acetone is one helluva organic solvent. It isn't "melting" anything, however. Acetone will cause solvation of many kinds of plastics and adhesives found in consumer products. This can manifest as warping or softness. Whatever damage that was going to occur should have occurred already. Acetone does not linger at room temperature. It won't persist or worsen.
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