BlackBerry Forums Support Community

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-21-2010, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: May 2010
Model: 9700
Carrier: vodafone
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Exclamation Repairing blackberries

Please Login to Remove!

Hi guys
i basically dropped my blackberry in a tiny bit of water today, so i put it in the airer to let it dry out, having taking it all apart. It was loading to the main screen but is now saying jvm error 517 while it gets to a certain stage of loading, a white screen then appears with a reset button so i press that and seem to be going round in circles. Will vodafone fix this problem for me, ive only had the phone 2 months and it is on contract but i did cancel my insurance last week! If so does anyone know how easily these problems are resolved or the costs?
Thanks in advance
Old 05-21-2010, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
MidnightDraven's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chester,UK
Model: 9000
Carrier: Tesco Mobile
Posts: 9,481
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 110 Times in 110 Posts

water damage is almost never covered by insurance anyway.
~Midnight Draven

"That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings... and call off Christmas."
Old 05-21-2010, 06:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
Join Date: Dec 2009
Model: 9550
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 87
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Maybe there is no water damage and you just need to reinstall the OS. I started getting a similar error message about a month ago for no reason and since it tries to boot normally it seems maybe your problem is all software.
Old 05-22-2010, 07:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
tsac's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Others run out when we run in
Model: Z10
OS: Cheerios
PIN: No Pin just a Tack
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 9,632
Post Thanks: 89
Thanked 818 Times in 787 Posts

The little bit of water will cause you to spend a little bit of money.

You did not mention removing the battery so it's a good chance the BB is well beyond repair. Reloading the OS if it does work will be miracle.
If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button

Z10 on BES
Z10 on BIS

Copyright 2004-2016
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.