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Old 12-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default So my BB is doing the strangest stuff since getting wet!

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Hey guys,

For the record I have a 9700 Bold. I am a master at getting phones wet, I never ever lose one or break one but I always get them wet somehow! Anyway, my latest blunder is accidentally knocking my BB into the sink as I was washing my face (don't ask lol) and furthermore the back cover came OFF as this happened getting the phone super wet literally.

Knowing this is not a situation to mess about with I instantly got my phone, mem card and battery and left it in a container of rice for about a week (I hate having phones replaced and wasn't even sure I would be viable for repair). Now throughout this week my phones gone through a few stages:

1) It wouldnt turn on at all
2) It would turn on but my trackpad wouldn't work, normal buttons would but required several presses to register
3) Turns on but no buttons or the trackpad would work

Eventually, after a week and a half I've figured it won't dry much more, so heres the current situation. Not a single button or the trackpad works... UNLESS I press and hold the BB menu button while pressing the other button I want to work LOL! The BB menu button itself doesn't work unless pressed while I'm holding the Return button! This is so ridiculous it's unbelievable, but it gives me hope that the circuit is still working.

I'm not a wiz with BB's but I'm quite adept with electronics and wouldn't mind getting my hands dirty to fix the circuit, but before I open it and start f*cking about with it I'm wondering, does anyone know what would cause the normal buttons to only work when my BB menu button is held? I'm assuming this is completing the circuit in such a way that allows the other buttons to register, and although it returns my phones functionality, it's not exactly an ideal situation.

Anyone have any experience with this, or advice?
Very much appreciated.


Last edited by DazDaKing : 12-05-2012 at 03:06 PM.
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