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Old 12-08-2008, 07:58 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I have an 8830 that was a replacement from Verizon when the trackball went bad. I am now having a problem with a couple keys not working. Thought I should check the water damage indicators and there isn't one on the phone. Where the square is shown on the picture above, there is not one. The battery has the red line which is a little fuzzy. Advice please. Thanks.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Does a spilled martini qualify as "water" damage under the warrranty?
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:28 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The white sticker on the phone is the water damage indicators, all blackberry i own has the same white sticker with the red bar across on the battery.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Does a spilled martini qualify as "water" damage under the warrranty?
If the sticker has been activated, then yes, I believe that it does.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:15 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Both my 8830 and 8330 have the white and red strive on the battery. Also the 8330 is new, fixing to order a second battery. So I will update then also, if wanted.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:52 PM   #26 (permalink)
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My curve has little X's not a stripe
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Some clarification on liquid damage indicators:

Unactivated, (on either the phone or the battery) they will appear as solid white, white with a red stripe, or white with red XXX's. (The stiping and XX's help the folks who detemine if it has been triggered-the contrast allows for a clearer evaluation).

In most cases, the sticker would need some pretty consistant, direct exposure to liquid in order to activate (turn solid red or pink). So- you can't trip it by licking it (plus they taste awful), or leaving it in the bathroom while you shower (unless your showers last for days).

Most handsets also have at least two more of these mounted under the case, near possible areas where liquid could intrude, and near the mother board (where liquid can casue some impactful damage).

Be aware-if you have somehow tripped the external indicator, but aren't experiencing any issues now, you may encounter some later. Liquid inside the handset has a way of travelling from a harmless spot to a harmful one over time.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:04 AM   #28 (permalink)
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The strip on the battery is just a sticker and are always red. The second picture with the square tab under the battery is what you are looking for. My BB 8830 went into the drink (replaced under warranty because of the number of phones I have with my provider... they take care of me) and that tab turned redish. The other tab noted was and still is the same.

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Old 07-01-2009, 12:24 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I found a 8830 in the waters of pennsylvania. it barley works. i just ordered a replacement lcd screen and battery to try and fix it..

guess i have to post 10 for images? thats dumb.. hold on
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nevermind go to my profile for images
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I have an 8830 that was water damaged but the charge light stays on and is blue. The phone functions properly. How do I turn off this blue light?
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:29 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Turn off your Bluetooth, if it is on, for one thing.
A blue LED normally indicates your Bluetooth is enabled.
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The bluetooth is disabled. I checked it on 2 different water damaged 8830s. Blue light is still on. I am reloading the software currently to see if this may fix the problem.
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