Originally Posted by talkulone
Dub, I drop it every once in a while, but it's in a plastic/gel case. It's never gotten wet, but last week some drops of moisture from the outside of a cup dropped on the screen/track ball area. Didn't think much of it because it was such a small amount.
Electronics and moisture don't play well together. There have been reports of simply having the device in a sweaty pocket causing erratic behavior. The problem is, once it gets wet, you really don't know what kinda damage has been caused until things start going wrong. And even then it's not clear what to repair.
I have also heard people dropping their devices only once and ceases to function.
These days cell phones are mini computers and should be treated as such. Not like the simple dumb phones in the past. You can try and repair it, but probably not worth the time, effort, or money.