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Old 07-31-2008, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Right, spilt a scolding cup of tea all over my legs in the office today, but worse than the 3rd degree burns is that the tea also went all over my pearl

THe pearl now sends and recieves emails OK, but the keys seem a tad confused. I can't lock the keypad, or answer phone calls.

I have taken the battery and sim out, allowing it to dry - any other tips on what I can do to try and limit this disaster
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Assuming it had sugar and cream in it, in english proper fashion, you are likely seeing some of that causing stickiness in the keys, so they are either not depressing properly or not returning.

There might be some disassembly required, but it might be best to give it a good cleaning. The disassembly procedures can be found in the FAQ section for your model.

I would disassemble at least the cover and use some electronics alcohol (which I think is 90% denatured ethyl alcohol), which you can find in the states in radio shack. Don't know if you have this in the UK.

I cleaned an older BB where some coke splashed on the keys (didn't soak it, but did make the keys sticky), with a q=tip and the alcohol and it worked.

Be mindful to check the affect that the alcohol might have on the case. I would suggest inside the battery cover.

You might also want to look for threads in the FAQ regarding blackberry getting wet (or cleaning)
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In addition to the cleaning tips provided by 003402, you may try placing the battery and the phone into some dry rice. It does a good job of sucking out the excess moisture.
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Assuming it had sugar and cream in it, in english proper fashion, you are likely seeing some of that causing stickiness in the keys, so they are either not depressing properly or not returning.

There might be some disassembly required, but it might be best to give it a good cleaning. The disassembly procedures can be found in the FAQ section for your model.

I would disassemble at least the cover and use some electronics alcohol (which I think is 90% denatured ethyl alcohol), which you can find in the states in radio shack. Don't know if you have this in the UK.

I cleaned an older BB where some coke splashed on the keys (didn't soak it, but did make the keys sticky), with a q=tip and the alcohol and it worked.

Be mindful to check the affect that the alcohol might have on the case. I would suggest inside the battery cover.

You might also want to look for threads in the FAQ regarding blackberry getting wet (or cleaning)
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