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Old 06-04-2010, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there, new to the forum!

My beloved 9 month old Blackberry 8900 unfortunately went for a swim in some shallow water this morning, about 1cm deep. I brushed it all off, dried it as quickly as i could and gave a sigh of relief when everything worked.

Around five minutes later, i discovered none of the buttons work! :(
The lcd, the device, all work fine, no sign of damage. However, the trackball scrolls, but does not respond when pushed, as with all the other buttons, they just won't respond.

I'm fairly stuck as to what to do here, do i try and dry it out. Disassemble maybe? Or do i sell it for spares, and save up and buy a 9700?

Im stuck half way through my 24 month contract, and would quite like to get out if possible, any advice?

Please help me fellow Blackberry users!

Thanks in advance.
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Once you've turned it back on, a lot more damage was done. Take the battery out, and put the BB in a bag of rice for 4 days. That's about all you can do at this point. Sorry...
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The tricky thing about cellphone getting wet is that water seems to seep through every little space available quickly... so even if you dried the surface and it looks dry to you, chances are water has already gotten in. I'd suggest you to take the battery out and put it in a bowl of uncooked rice or silica and let it sit for 24hours and then try again. Maybe everything will work perfectly again.
Something similar happened to my 8900 a few weeks ago when my mom accidentally knocked an entire cup of coffee over it and it was completely covered in coffee for only seconds. I took the battery out and tried to clean out as much coffee as possible, basically dipping my phone into rubbing alcohol and left it in our rice tank for 2 days.... results every thing worked perfectly but about 2 days later the lock button stopped working. I opened up my 8900 and found coffee stain everywhere, on the key pad, the mute and lock button... i cleaned it all out however the lock button is damaged for sure. The point of this is to illustrate that liquid works their way in really quickly. Now my case was a bit tricky because it was not pure water, if it was I am sure my phone would've still be in it's perfect state. Good luck.
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