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Osumij
12-11-2005, 11:32 AM
THANK YOU to all who posted their experiences with a Blackberry that went for an unexpected swim! I fished my 3 week old 7105 from the depths yesterday morning and feared the worst but never gave up hope.

I immediately removed the battery and per fellow posters advice placed the unit under a desk lamp for roughly 6 hours. It came back to life, but the right side keys were returning left side values. Now panic started setting in. I more search of the forum and I decided to take things to the next level. Off the radio shack to find a T6 screw driver. Note: If you do not already own one you need to purchase one immediately.

I disassembled the unit (if you're compatent enough to own a Blackberry you can handle this). I found the corrosion on the keypad connector, carefully scrapped it clean and reassembled. Works as good as new!

Thanks Again everyone!

ELA
12-11-2005, 12:45 PM
Wow. What a story. Pretty impressive.

Eric

Seca
12-11-2005, 01:08 PM
Yeah pretty impressive.

dmoffitt
12-11-2005, 01:15 PM
wow, glad to hear it. i'm not sure if this is a universal thing and/or if it applies to the BB but often providers put a strip of litmus or another water-damage indicator, making it very difficult to warranty a device that's been exposed to water - so thankfully you were resourceful to fix it yourself, glad it worked out!

k40jeep
12-11-2005, 03:35 PM
yea bb's have the litmus strip

auser
12-11-2005, 08:28 PM
When i dropped my BB in the toilet, I called up my Warranty providor and told them what happened.. they sent me a new one.. cost $30 deductable...

ustna
12-12-2005, 09:05 AM
When i dropped my BB in the toilet, I called up my Warranty providor and told them what happened.. they sent me a new one.. cost $30 deductable...

also a toilet dropper...Damn BrickBreaker!

bjallen2880
12-12-2005, 12:39 PM
When i dropped my BB in the toilet, I called up my Warranty providor and told them what happened.. they sent me a new one.. cost $30 deductable...

Yeah, coming from the world of Retail Sales, I just LOVE it when I'm handed a moist phone and THEN i'm told it went for a swim in the toilet. Thank you Jergens instant hand sanitizer!

Nope, wasn't in a baggie and yep it was still dripping.