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Old 03-26-2008, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently I dropped my Blackberry Pearl in water. Thankfully everything still works perfectly but now the screen is too dark to read. It is not completely black but pretty close to it.

Because of my experiences with Sprint's insurance program I decided not to get that with Verizon and now I'm paying for it. Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear that what I would do is let the phone dry out for a few days and see what happens I droped my 8700 and mine was gone 2 weeks later after sitting next to the window. Letting the sun beat on it. Turned right on and works fine.
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear that what I would do is let the phone dry out for a few days and see what happens I droped my 8700 and mine was gone 2 weeks later after sitting next to the window. Letting the sun beat on it. Turned right on and works fine.
Your lucky. I worked for sprint service and repair. If your feeling brave, you can take it apart and clean all the corrosion off with a toothbrush and alcohol. But it usually doesn't work. Your best bet is to look here or ebay/craigslist for a good deal on a new one.
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Your lucky. I worked for sprint service and repair. If your feeling brave, you can take it apart and clean all the corrosion off with a toothbrush and alcohol. But it usually doesn't work. Your best bet is to look here or ebay/craigslist for a good deal on a new one.
Well I was going to buy a new display (~$80) and just replace the old one. It was only in water about 3 seconds and even though they were clever enough to make it impossible to open the blackberry up without the world's smallest torx screwdriver i was able to tap out all of the moisture.
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Its been my experience that water doesn't get "tapped out" as you say so easily. I hope your right, but I don't think so. You'd be surprised at what even the smallest amount of water can do in a very short time.
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