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Old 06-26-2005, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default BB dropped in Pool!! [4-5 minutes in deep end and SUCCESSFULLY resuscicated!]

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I droppetd my BB7750 in the pool yesterday and it took me at least 4-5 mins to get it out since it was in the deep end. I quickly logged into this forum and searched for help. Thanks to Mark Rejhon's guidance on how to handle this, I removed the motherboard and baked it at 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Today, with trepidation, I turned it on and it works!! The first time I turned it on several of the letter keys weren't working, but after a little while, all was well (WHEW!!). The only problem I now have is that my screen looks lie a Windows homepage with "clouds" probably due to water under the screen! Thanks Mark!!!
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Old 06-26-2005, 08:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Glad to know your BlackBerry still works even though it was submerged in the pool for 4 to 5 minutes! With the battery still attached, I bet... (I assume you removed the battery almost right away, and did the fully disassembled 170-degree bake relatively soon after exposure to water)

Personally, I'd rinse the BlackBerry motherboard (after screen removed) in distilled water first before baking, due to the chlorine (or even filtered tap water in a pinch if distilled wasn't available: I go by "rinse a worse evil liquid away with a lesser evil liquid" scheme of thinking -- That's what I did for my BlackBerry motherboard, anyway)....

However, the chlorine is relatively diluted in pool water that it wasn't likely to do much damage that quickly anyway, you probably commenced the disassembled drying quickly enough before the chlorine damage was done... (Just a note for anyone who may wish to attempt resusication of a water-damaged electronic gadget)

To others: If other posters end up finding this article, don't forget to read the water-rescue instructions first, as well as my other post. It is important that correct procedure is followed (most particularly quick action for maximal chances, and odds are usually improved if you remove battery ASAP and resist the temptation to test the device)
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I recovered a 7290 from a swim in the bay. It works fine except for the fact that it cannot get a signal. It searches for the network but naught. Where is the internal antenna? Can this be replaced. Any ideas? Connects fine to PC sychronized fine. Works in every way but as a telephone. Yes the Sim card is in

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I recovered a 7290 from a swim in the bay. It works fine except for the fact that it cannot get a signal. It searches for the network but naught. Where is the internal antenna? Can this be replaced. Any ideas? Connects fine to PC sychronized fine. Works in every way but as a telephone. Yes the Sim card is in

Shoulda left it there and let the fish deal with the "searching for network" Im kidding my beef was only the 7100T V4
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