amusing this might turn out to be but …
3 weeks ago we had a strong storm overhead and 12-14 hours of steady rainfall , my 2017 air was chirping away lightning all night however when i awoke the following morning it was dead and the weatherflow app relected that last update some hours ago . on inspection the battery compartment was damp and had traces of water around the terminal and 2 out 4 top of batteries we’re damp .
so did the obvious replace batteries nope dead
so left it to,dry out for a day nope still dead
next dismantled it and left it to,dry out on the south balcony for a day
nope still dead
next left it dry out on balcony for 8 days whilst i was away thankfully no rain but nope still,dead .
monday wife comes home from work apologizing for being late her colleague had dropped her phone in the bath over the weekend they went collect it from the repair shop on way home . here is the myth
the phone doctor has we call them as the official phone outlets are slow and expensive and always try to sell you another , here is he what he did removed the battery placed it a container of uncooked rice overnight aprox 12-14 hours next day he put battery in voila having tried a new battery before the rice was tried. i laughed …but had heard something like this years ago and never gave it any thought .
so yesterday tuesday out of shear boredom i placed the dismantled Air removed circuit from casing ,desoldered the two wires to the shiny brass looking contacts put into a container full of uncooked plain rice and this morning i inserted 4 batteries the same ones it died with and guess what voila it freaking works again now setup indoors upstairs hence the poor rssi
myth or just luck .