L5 water resistance

Any progress or updates related to water resistance? It needs to survive the rain right?

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Dogwood added an internal plastic cover over the two M.2 cards, which should give it a bit more splash resistance that the original design, but doubt that Purism will ever try to make the Librem 5 water resistant. Making a repairable phone that is water resistant is not easy.

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In earler threads including remarks about a Faraday cage, maybe they can make a ziplock Faraday cage?

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Ziploc bag :Ϸ ?

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IIRC, the Samsung Galaxy S5 had a removable battery while also being water resistant. Plenty of watches are also able to be water resistant while having screws to open them. So, I believe it’s definitely possible.

It is possible, but it adds extra weight, a bit more thickness, and extra cost to the phone if you want it to be repairable, and Dogwood at 240 grams and 15.5 mm is already very heavy and thick.

You have to put rubber gaskets around every seal and then use lots of screws with spring washers or lock washers to make sure everything is clamped down tight.

The battery was easily removable on the Galaxy S5, but nothing else was. Look at its iFixit teardown. It required using a heat pad/heat gun and plastic spudgers to pry it open. The Galaxy S4 got an iFixit Repairability Score of 8 out of 10, but adding IP67 water resistance to the Galaxy S5 moved its Score to 5 out of 10.

There are always tradeoffs in mobile phone design, and this is a perfect example.

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Let’s take it one step further, removable batteries, … “while underwater” !

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that’s just like underwater sex … just use a condom … :sweat_smile:

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Easier than a pressure suit.