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Old 12-11-2005, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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THANK YOU to all who posted their experiences with a Blackberry that went for an unexpected swim! I fished my 3 week old 7105 from the depths yesterday morning and feared the worst but never gave up hope.

I immediately removed the battery and per fellow posters advice placed the unit under a desk lamp for roughly 6 hours. It came back to life, but the right side keys were returning left side values. Now panic started setting in. I more search of the forum and I decided to take things to the next level. Off the radio shack to find a T6 screw driver. Note: If you do not already own one you need to purchase one immediately.

I disassembled the unit (if you're compatent enough to own a Blackberry you can handle this). I found the corrosion on the keypad connector, carefully scrapped it clean and reassembled. Works as good as new!

Thanks Again everyone!
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow. What a story. Pretty impressive.

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Old 12-11-2005, 12:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah pretty impressive.
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Old 12-11-2005, 12:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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wow, glad to hear it. i'm not sure if this is a universal thing and/or if it applies to the BB but often providers put a strip of litmus or another water-damage indicator, making it very difficult to warranty a device that's been exposed to water - so thankfully you were resourceful to fix it yourself, glad it worked out!
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yea bb's have the litmus strip
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When i dropped my BB in the toilet, I called up my Warranty providor and told them what happened.. they sent me a new one.. cost $30 deductable...
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Old 12-12-2005, 08:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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When i dropped my BB in the toilet, I called up my Warranty providor and told them what happened.. they sent me a new one.. cost $30 deductable...
also a toilet dropper...Damn BrickBreaker!
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When i dropped my BB in the toilet, I called up my Warranty providor and told them what happened.. they sent me a new one.. cost $30 deductable...
Yeah, coming from the world of Retail Sales, I just LOVE it when I'm handed a moist phone and THEN i'm told it went for a swim in the toilet. Thank you Jergens instant hand sanitizer!

Nope, wasn't in a baggie and yep it was still dripping.
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