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Old 07-13-2008, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've dropped my 8703 in the water several times and the latest casualty is that the screen doesn't work. Should I just suck it up and get a new one or can this one be fixed easily?
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I let it dry for 48 hours with the battery out.
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Leave the battery out - it could take several days.
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if it dries and screen does not come on, try to javaloader screen shot to make sure it's actually booting up.. if it is.. get a new screen.. if not it's prob not worth fixing..
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I did that to mine and went to alltel and they said to take the battery out and put it and the phone into a ziplock back full of rice (I guess the rice sucks out the moisture). I don't know if they were pulling my leg or what but it worked! I've also heard of putting it in the oven at a very low temp.
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I wouldn't try the oven, but the bag of rice with battery out for 24 hrs is a good tip.
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