Re: [NTLK] Completely dead eMate... help!

From: Steven M. Spiegel <>
Date: Thu Aug 14 2008 - 05:22:19 EDT

Gary and Tommy,

If the unit has been "sitting" for any time, the chances are that
corosion starts almost immediately.

I have been an indpendent Apple technician for 27 years, I have had to
work on many of these "accident" situations. The problem with your
situations is that the liquids that leaked into your emates contain
acid(tomato juices) and amonia(cat pee) and must be removed
immediately. Failure to do so will cause corosion to start quickly.
Even if you can clean anything visable, the liquid becomes trapped
under I.C.s and other components, which causes shorts which can't be
seen. Most times a logic board replacement is the the only way to be
sure that your emate will work reliably.


Steven M. Spiegel
The Apple Doctor

Sent from my iPhome 3G
Vacationing in Kauai, Hawaii


On Aug 13 t 2:58 PM, wrote:

> [snip]
>> When I took the eMate to work today,
>> I attempted to use it, and it would not power up. That's when I
>> discovered some tomato juice from a rottened tomato leaked inside the
>> eMate. I got home, took the eMate apart, checked around, cleaned
>> where I thought some would be (which it wasn't much, which means it
>> was a slow leak into the eMate, but still nothing...
>> I plug it in, green light comes on, but no orange light even though I
>> know it didn't have a full charge before this. Take the battery out,
>> plug it in, nothing. Reset does nothing, no matter how long I hold
>> it.
> Sounds exactly like my eMate, the one my cat peed on. She is fine,
> by the
> way. I bought myself a nice soldering iron but have not been brave
> enough
> to try it. Maybe tonight, while the Olympics are on. I'll be looking
> for
> something damaged by moisture, like a capacitor.
> Hopefully we can get these two back in service.
> Gary Dunn
> Honolulu
> Open Slate Project
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