07-26-2006, 06:28 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2006
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Each cell phone battery manufactured within the past 6+ years has some form of moisture indicator built into the battery and/or the phone itself. As previously indicated there are 2 different indicator stickers on the RIM batteries, one with a white background with a red line (when exposed to moisture the red bleeds into the white turning it pink in color) and a sticker with little red x's all over it with a white background (this too when exposed to moisture will turn pink and the x's will get larger to show presence of moisture.). Your berry does not need to go for a swim in the pool in order to change the moisture indicators. If you take your berry into the bathroom while the shower is running (see the steam on your mirror, that forms inside your berry too!) or as stated earlier sweat from being outside, or going from a very cold air conditioned room outside (for those who wear glasses you know about the condensation buildup on your lenses) all of these factors contribute to moisture damage. With light exposure to moisture you will notice little or no difference with regards to the performance of your berry. As the level of moisture increases, so does the likelyhood of noticing problems with your berry. (like it turning off on it's own, or not vibrating anymore, or only vibrating, etc)
The "shock" indicators mentioned for plasma and HDTV's is more of a "tilt" meter. These devices are used to gauge if your shipping company obeyed the "THIS END UP" sticker on the box or not.
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