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Old 03-03-2010, 06:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,
I dropped my bold in the loo (it was clean )
the other night , i tried starting it str8 away and it kept shutting down.
I dried it for about 15 minutes with hairdryer nothing happened. The next day it miraculously turned on and is now working perfectly.
Will it continue to do so ? I was about to sell this phone and feel bad at selling something which will stop working soon , does it mean cos it works now it shud continue to do so ??
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not necessarily. It's recommended to NOT turn on the phone directly after water damage and you should let it dry out for a bout 4-5 days before turning it on.

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The one tried and true method..

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TT - I think your post is mixed up. Do not turn the phone ON. That will accelerate the damage.
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ye but im saying now that it seems to be working 100% do you think it will remain this way ?
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Professional guess - no.
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Apparently using a hairdryer on it is not good for it as well. If you read the link, the best method is keeping it in some rice for a few days and not attempting to turn it on.

It could have future issues now because of the water damage incurred as well as any warranty would be voided most likely.
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TT - I think your post is mixed up. Do not turn the phone ON. That will accelerate the damage.
Indeed. Fixed. Thank you.
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My experience with this issue (yes, I've done the same) is that a less than truly dried device may work properly for a few days, or a month. After a period of time, you will begin to see either (often first) keyboard problems (such as, but not specifically, if you press Z you get UA, or you press M and you get GH), and eventually your screen will begin to show a blob looking smear, for lack of a better explanation.

I've dried out many devices successfully. I've failed at two. The two failures both only had an overnight or less drying time.

So, having written that FAQ link (with the knowledge of many others added), your gamble is a loss of 4-5 days vs an eventually costly screen replacement, and/or a completely unusable device. Your choice.

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thanks J, quick question after turning the phone on this morning and it working succesfully i used it the whole day , after reading your info i have removed battery and place bold in a packet of rice , what do you say about this ? also if i leave it for 4-5 days now after using it today will it still help.
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It may/may not.

You already turned it on. Moisture and electrical current don't mix.
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thanks J, quick question after turning the phone on this morning and it working succesfully i used it the whole day , after reading your info i have removed battery and place bold in a packet of rice , what do you say about this ? also if i leave it for 4-5 days now after using it today will it still help.
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I'd say that is a safer bet (doing what you have described ^^ here) than waiting 2-4 weeks and finding out that you should have.
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whats better to dry it out , put bold in rice for day or two or to keep on top of satelite decoder ?
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