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Old 02-28-2011, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default BB Bold 9650 - White screen only...

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Its been raining in So.Cal quite a bit. I took a call in the car, put the phone on my lap and when I got out, didnt realize it dropped on the ground.

After about 15 mins, I realized that the phone had been dropped and went out to get it, sitting in the street with a bright white screen on, been rained on for approx 20 mins.

I did as expected, pulled the battery and set it in a warm dry area and let it sit for 2 days. I tried putting the battery back in after 2 days and it boots up to a white screen only. I pulled the battery, waited another day and tried again. Same white screen. THis time I let it run. I could hear it receive text messages and other "sounds of activity". It clearly works fine, but no screen.

I have a 9630 as a backup phone, I transferred the service (was able to back up the 9650 using DM no problem) to the 9630. After a week, I decided Im gonna try to open the phone. I opened it up, looked for any traces of water (none) and cleaned out the phone the best I could, no luck.

I opened the 9630 and swapped the screen with the 9650 (thinking they are so similar). I booted it up, white screen only. I used JL commander to "Reset to Factory Default" (to remove IT policy and any personal info), and that worked fine. The 9630 is back together, working like a champ.

My question to you good folks, what value does the 9650 have now? Is it worth trying to sell on Ebay for parts (fully disclosed condition of course) or it should I just pull the battery and toss it? Any last minute salvation tactics?

Last edited by hornet303 : 02-28-2011 at 02:10 PM.
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