BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-19-2007, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Hot tubs and Black Pearls

Please Login to Remove!

About a month ago my 8100 fell into the hot tub. Since then I've taken it a part let it dry for about 2 weeks but it still won't work. A red LED flashes and does not stop until the batt dies out. Is there anything else I can do?
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
brucejr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Model: 666
Carrier: ?
Posts: 3,645
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Did you get the insurance plan (Assurion I think) with TMO?
__________________
The Purrfect 4
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 12:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I did, but I have a $100 detuctible. I'd like to see if I can fix it myself before I have to claim it.
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 12:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
karaokesuperstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 127.0.0.1
Model: 8100
PIN: EAPPLE
Carrier: Tmo
Posts: 132
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valenzuelans View Post
I did, but I have a $100 detuctible. I'd like to see if I can fix it myself before I have to claim it.
On the back of the phone, there should be a circular white sticker, pinkish now if it got wet, make sure you replace that with another sticker of another phone, I'm not sure if your insurance covers water damage.
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 12:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
coldconfession13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: san antonio,tx
Model: 9550
OS: 5.0.0.230
PIN: 30fd8208
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 904
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You know I took out my battery and I dont have this white sticker lol
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 12:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coldconfession13 View Post
You know I took out my battery and I dont have this white sticker lol
I don't think I have it either
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 12:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
coldconfession13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: san antonio,tx
Model: 9550
OS: 5.0.0.230
PIN: 30fd8208
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 904
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

yup took out my battery and don't have a white dot. where should it be located and should i be worried?
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 12:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,686
Post Thanks: 4
Thanked 100 Times in 72 Posts
Default

On mine it's on the upper left corner, on the side-just above the SDcard slot. You can see it with the battery in. At least that's where it is on mine. They stick them anywhere, though.

Have you tried wiping the phone with JL_Cmder?
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 01:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago
Model: 8100
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 46
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You can also look at your actual battery. near the brass contacts there should be another one of those stickers.
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 01:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
karaokesuperstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 127.0.0.1
Model: 8100
PIN: EAPPLE
Carrier: Tmo
Posts: 132
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valenzuelans View Post
I don't think I have it either
If you don't have it then just return it.
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 07:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

So anyone have any ideas or have heard of anything that would work?
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 07:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
EPIC MOD
 
ezrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Virginia Beach
Model: ZED10
OS: DOS 3.1
PIN: INK STICK
Carrier: Tmobile
Posts: 12,214
Post Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

try a wipe of the device as previously stated. If no white sticker Insurance will be your only route. If white sticker is not there it is automatically considered water damage and voids Warranty
__________________
ZED 10
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 08:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Model: 8100
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 139
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ezrunner View Post
try a wipe of the device as previously stated. If no white sticker Insurance will be your only route. If white sticker is not there it is automatically considered water damage and voids Warranty
I find that water damage is the largest accident i find people have with their phones. Convenient how insurance almost never covers it.
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 08:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NY
Model: 8100
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 18
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

why not claim it lost??
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 08:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
LaTuFu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Model: 8100
PIN: 23FA4D95
Carrier: Cingular/AT&T
Posts: 117
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I know, I know, I'm probably sounding like a wet blanket, but...

"just claim it lost" "put another sticker in it"

Besides being insurance fraud, stuff like this is also one of the reasons why insurance companies stop covering certain losses and certain products.

Cingular is not insuring the 8100s in part because of the tendency of "lost" or "stolen" phones to wind up as "NIB" auction items on Ebay.

Not trying to be preachy, sorry, I'll go back to surfing the forums now...
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 09:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
RoadRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Il
Model: 8310
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 738
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LaTuFu View Post
I know, I know, I'm probably sounding like a wet blanket, but...

"just claim it lost" "put another sticker in it"

Besides being insurance fraud, stuff like this is also one of the reasons why insurance companies stop covering certain losses and certain products.

Cingular is not insuring the 8100s in part because of the tendency of "lost" or "stolen" phones to wind up as "NIB" auction items on Ebay.

Not trying to be preachy, sorry, I'll go back to surfing the forums now...
I like the way you think!
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 09:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: TX
Model: 8130
PIN: 31B54365
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 159
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karaokesuperstar View Post
On the back of the phone, there should be a circular white sticker, pinkish now if it got wet, make sure you replace that with another sticker of another phone, I'm not sure if your insurance covers water damage.
That's not right. If I knew who you were, and I knew you did something like that, I'd report it as a fraud.
__________________
--
Sprint 8130 (Amethyst)
Previous BBs owned: Nextel 7510, 7520, 7100i, Sprint 8703e, AT&T 8300

Last edited by Impaler80s : 04-19-2007 at 09:48 PM.
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 10:35 PM   #18 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
mike_187's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: US and A
Model: 8100
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 794
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

have u tried reloading software on it by any chance?
__________________
-MC-
Offline  
Old 04-19-2007, 10:41 PM   #19 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
asuandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Model: Curve
Carrier: Tmobile
Posts: 111
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

my battery has a little white sticker on the bottom with a red line....is my blackberry pregnant?
__________________
Blackberry Curve with 2GB Micro SD on Tmobile
Offline  
Old 04-20-2007, 01:46 AM   #20 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
karaokesuperstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 127.0.0.1
Model: 8100
PIN: EAPPLE
Carrier: Tmo
Posts: 132
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Impaler80s View Post
That's not right. If I knew who you were, and I knew you did something like that, I'd report it as a fraud.
LMAO @ Impaler80s, wow, are you actually trying to come across as a never done anything wrong/by accident type of guy? the guy dropped his phone by accident on the tub, he is not trying to sell it on ebay to another person, obviously he tried to use the same phone, waited 2 weeks to dry it off and still doesn't work, the phone insurance does not cover water damage, I'm simply trying to help this guy out. Stop trolling around like you are a saint, by the way, what would you tell this guy? life sucks?
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.