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Old 07-31-2009, 02:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Blackberry took a dip in the pool... came back to life

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I was performing some maintenance on my pool, with my Curve in my pocket. I took a misstep and fell into the water.

The first thing that I thought about was my BB, that it was ruined. as when I took it out of my socked pocket, I saw the screen flash, a green light on the LED, then blackness.

But I remembered what I had learned from the forums, and immediately removed the battery, and began to shake as much water out as humanly possible.

I just knew it was dead when I saw the moisture inside the screen!!!, but I searched the forums, and the internet. and came upon a page about placing it in rice, but like someone who was willing to go to the extremes to save a true companion, I poured a bowl of rice and placed the phone in it. the next morning most of the moisture was gone, when I put the battery in it started but there were water lines throughout the screen , so back to the rice it went, and thoughts of the successor were going through my mind.

That night I tried again, this time all I got was the dreaded red light, or a completely white screen (It's Dead, 3 months to go on the contract.) but back in the rice it went.

The next morning I put the battery in, it started right up no watermarks, back to its old self.

To sum it up: Soaked blackberry can be saved, just takes some time, and possible some rice.

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Old 07-31-2009, 04:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ha. yea. I kept mine in the rice for 3 days just so I wouldn't take any chances. It works perfectly fine now, as if it's never touched water in its lifetime.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (overwhelmingly stressed)

Op's biggest mistake trying the BB without it being in rice and a warm environment less than 24 hours

Certainly glad the BB is alive and well.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (Its All About the U!)

Good success story. I have NOT been as fortunate.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeap. After mine fell into the pool, i threw it into rice and its ALIVE!!!

This is my fourth Blackberry Actually.
First one, i got pissed and someone.. I threw, missed and it exploded in the wall.
Second one, i nuked it and whole thing (MO board dead) somehow....
Third one.. I smashed it by accident while having a game of soccer...
Fourth one... Sparking fine till now..
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Those poor 'Berrys!! You should start taking better care of them, I mean they take pretty good care of you, don't they?
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yea. *heartbreak*
Cant get a Otterbox though. They dont let me ship to my country. :(
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I once washed a 80gb Ipod in the washing machine. I figured it was ruined so I put it in the dryer with the wet clothes and dried it. It came out working fine. It was clean too.
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Quick Post: I left my Cingular branded BlackBerry 8700c (got it about five years ago) in the pocket of a snowboarding shell/jacket I use as a raincoat (I don't snowboard, I ski.).

Not remembering it was in the pocket--which was zipped up with the flap folded over and secured with velcro--I washed the shell in a commercial front loading washing machine, then dried it in a similar machine.

As I was folding the dried laundry, I felt the 8700 in my pocket, took it out, and examined it. Lots of scratches on the front view screen, but other than that, no cracks anywhere. I still thought it was toast, so I put it in a box, and left it there for about six months.

Then, not having anything else better to do that day, I found it again while I was searching for something. I plugged it in to charge it, and it came to life immediately! After being washed *and* dried at my local laundromat! The handset speaker works, the speakerphone speaker works--and loud, too, just as loud as when I bought it, and the system works flawlessly.

The only thing I don't know about is the microphone element. I would suppose it probably works, too, but I have not tried it. I recently got a nice, red 8330m from my local Wal-Mart Sprint dealer, so I'm not using the 8700c anymore.

Just thought I'd share my experience. Our BlackBerrys sure are a tough lot, aren't they? Yes, they are!

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