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Old 06-19-2008, 11:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im new to the whole blackberry thing. I have a AT&T BlackBerry 8300, and when typing a sms message ill hit the "a", "f", or del key and jk will come up on the screen and then when i lock my phone the only way i can get it unlocked is to take the battery out and reinsert it. This happend like 4 months ago and then stopped and now its at it again. If anyone can help i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks,

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Old 06-19-2008, 11:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you, by chance, get the device wet or has it been exposed to moisure?
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other than like walking through the rain no, (i live in hawaii it rains alot)
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If the keyboard gets wet, that's all it takes. Also, the humidity can do it. Most likely you have moisture in the keyboard.
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thanks i got a new keyboard waiting at the house when i get back next week so that should take care of it, thanks for the help

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The portion of the keyboard that the moisture gets in is built into the circuit board. A "new" keyboard is only going to replace the buttons, not the electrical contacs. That's where the moisture is. Put it in a bag of uncooked rice for a day or two.
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Follow JC's advice, and make sure to remove the back/battery as well when doing that. let it dry as much as you can and it *might* go back to working.
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Wirelessly posted

Ps don't plug it in!
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chuck norris' blackbery is water-resistant
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And can survive a round house kick
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