06-05-2008, 05:20 PM
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So....I had a bonehead and ran my fairly new (4 months) Curve through the clothes washer and dryer.
I took the battery, the SIM, and the SD, out, and I put the device on top of my modem/router, which is fairly warm. Two days later, there is no sign of moisture under the screen or anywhere else.
Meanwhile, I dug into my pocket and bought a new Curve.
I've done some searching, and I know that some people find that a BB can survive a trip through the laundry. I have no idea what the probability is, but I know that some do.
I'm not going to try anything for several more days. I'll just leave it where it is, drying. Suppose, however, that when I pop a battery in it, it starts up and runs. I could return the new Curve, since it'll be within the 14 day return period. The question is....should I? Even if the dried Curve runs okay, is it likely that there is soap residue inside, and pockets of moisture, that will cause it to get weird and die? I know this question is premature, since there's a good possibility that it won't start up again, ever. But I'm curious as to what others might suggest.