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Old 04-09-2008, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default BlackBerry 8310: Washer/Dryer cycle

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Hey everyone. I had a user up in our Chicago office that sent a BlackBerry 8310 (PERFECT CONDITION) through a washer and dryer cycle. We had it replaced (bought a new one) and they shipped the defective one to me.

The liquid indicator is obviously red, but the rest of the device looks like it was brought right out of the box. It will not power on at all....and I have given it a few days to dry out. Tried an 8700 battery and it will not work in it either.

I want to know if the dryer cycle would have killed this device completely or if it could have been the detergent. What are my options here? Anyone know how much it would cost to get this repaired?
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1. Likely, the water killed the BB... water and electrical don't mix. I am betting it was dead before it hit the dryer.

2. I am not surprised it is in pristine condition. Can you find out of they use Tide or All, with or without bleach?

3. Set it aside a few weeks, on top of a CRT would be good, and let it completely dry. You never know what might power up.

Options? You might have a darn nice clean housing if anyone needs it.

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