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Old 03-15-2007, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well gang I need some help. I knocked over a glass of water and my blackberry 8700c was sitting on the table. I tried to grab it but it was too late. Water had already got into the back of the device. I sat it out in the sun for an hour and the condensation cleared up. Now everything works except the k and delete key. I guess i'm going to have to get a new 8700c. I love this phone but I will have to pay full price out of pocket because i just got the phone last May and i'm not due for an upgrade. I really want to stick with the 8700c. What options do I have at this point??? Where can I buy another phone without the high markup???
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There is probably liquid still left in the device....have you looked under FAQs for the directions on baking a device after it was exposed to liquid? Most important item....keep the battery out at this point or you could do irreparable damage.

As a side note, what I do is dissassemble the device and put it under a portable heater for a couple of hours....the warranty is already voided. However, if you are unfamiliar with the dissassembly process and reassembly, I don't recommend this method.
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Was this before or after you sent me that email? about clicking on the HOT chick picture to make it larger.. HAHA

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As people are upgrading their devices to Pearls and 8800s, you might find some used options on the BST forum.

Ebay is always an option, but I've heard horror stories. It would be worth the extra money to me not to have to deal with them.
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However, if you are unfamiliar with the dissassembly process and reassembly, I don't recommend this method.
Good advice, but if his handheld is hosed and he needs to buy a new one, he ain't gonna make it worse.
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No I don't know how to take it apart. Nor do I have those type of screwdrivers. Will letting it sit in the sun for a little longer help???
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You don't have to take it apart.

At least, first, take the cover off and the battery out. Blow dry the heck out of it. Sit in the warm sun for several hours, or under a good sun lamp, etc. LEAVE it there for several hours.

Pick it up and look at it and be tempted to power it up and check it. BUT DON'T. Don't power it up AT ALL for several hours. Leave it under the warm sun or lamp a couple more hours. The electrical system and the water is what doesn't mix (along with your anxiety about getting it working again).

Read some comments in this thread... did a search on this board using the word "wet".
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Thanks for the input. I never turn my blackberry off and it never shut off even when the water hit it. I left the power on and sat the device out in the sun on my patio to dry out. I will go power it down and take the batt out right now.
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Well i'm happy to say my blackberry is working again. Leaving out in the Miami sun all day dried it out. I'm so glad it works!!! No problems to report, it's back to 100%. Thanks for the input.
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Glad to hear everything worked out!
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Well i'm happy to say my blackberry is working again. Leaving out in the Miami sun all day dried it out. I'm so glad it works!!! No problems to report, it's back to 100%. Thanks for the input.
Excellent... another BB saved.
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Well i'm happy to say my blackberry is working again. Leaving out in the Miami sun all day dried it out. I'm so glad it works!!! No problems to report, it's back to 100%. Thanks for the input.
If you had a Treo you could have let it sink to the bottom of a swimming pool for at least a day then put it in a toaster oven for a bit and it would then function. How do I know this? It was on an episode of CSI NY!~
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