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Old 05-23-2009, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a blackberry curve 8310 and the water damage indicator is red, so i know i have water damage, my battery is fine, and when i tried to turn on my phone, the keypad doesnt work. Is there anything i can do or any place i can go to get my phone fixed? or is my only option to buy a new phone?
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Water damage indicator??? I didn't know the BlackBerry had that.



I would suggest that you put your device in a bowl of uncooked rice for abour two days so as to extract as much moisture as possible, before putting the battery back in.



Water damage indicator??? Really??
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, under the battery and on the battery there are water damage indicators. Normally they are white. When there's moisture, they turn red.
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Next time I pull my battery I'll take a look.
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I actually am going through the same problems as we speak....
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what's the best way to deal w/ water damage??? I have a 8320
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Welcome to the forums.

Remove the battery from your device IMMEDIATELY and follow these steps:
Got Your BlackBerry Wet? - BlackBerryFAQ
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is it possible to get water damage on ur bb without knwoing?!?!
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Yes it is. If you have your device in the bathroom while you shower, your device is being exposed to moisture.
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Yes it is. If you have your device in the bathroom while you shower, your device is being exposed to moisture.
I try to keep it out of the shower and rain for sure but what about if u keep it in ur pocket alot?!?! r these devices easily water damaged?!?!
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If the device is in your pocket unprotected and you are sweating heavily, the phone (in particular the keyboard) can get moisture damage.
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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