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Old 04-13-2006, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well it finally happened, I soaked my phone. For years I've never had even a close call of getting my phones or blackberries wet.

Well that all ended this week. I got out of my car and my 8700 was in the cup holder. I put it in it's holster and tossed it in a plastic bag I was carrying in with my laptop and gym bag. big mistake. I HATE stupid sport top bottles now. The top didn't seal tight (and no it wasn't because I didn't close it all the way, did a few tests after the fact). From the walk from my garage to my apartment the water bottle gleefully drained it's contents into my blackberry.

I got inside and my phone rang and had a really wierd ring, grabbed the phone and hitting the keys was like walking in soaked shoes... all squishy and squitting all over.

Oh yeah I was pissed. Paniced a lot but then remembered a post on here. Got the trusty Torx out and took it apart. The 8700c I must say is much nicer to take apart then the 7100g, no permanently changing your case to get all the screws out.

Well I backed it for about 6 hours at ~150 F degrees with the oven door open. Reassembled it and everythings all good now!

Guess I need to find an OtterBox for my BlackBerry now.
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Old 04-13-2006, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well it finally happened, I soaked my phone. For years I've never had even a close call of getting my phones or blackberries wet.

Well that all ended this week. I got out of my car and my 8700 was in the cup holder. I put it in it's holster and tossed it in a plastic bag I was carrying in with my laptop and gym bag. big mistake. I HATE stupid sport top bottles now. The top didn't seal tight (and no it wasn't because I didn't close it all the way, did a few tests after the fact). From the walk from my garage to my apartment the water bottle gleefully drained it's contents into my blackberry.

I got inside and my phone rang and had a really wierd ring, grabbed the phone and hitting the keys was like walking in soaked shoes... all squishy and squitting all over.

Oh yeah I was pissed. Paniced a lot but then remembered a post on here. Got the trusty Torx out and took it apart. The 8700c I must say is much nicer to take apart then the 7100g, no permanently changing your case to get all the screws out.

Well I backed it for about 6 hours at ~150 F degrees with the oven door open. Reassembled it and everythings all good now!

Guess I need to find an OtterBox for my BlackBerry now.
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Old 04-13-2006, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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too funny
glad you had a solution
thanx to whoever u r...just in case same happens to me one day.

Question: What if you were in the bath and dropped the berry in, will one die of u know what?
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Well I thank you for the thanx unfortunately credit goes to someone prior to me on this board. They posted instructions on how to do this with theirs.

My amazing memory retention (that forgot about the water bottle) just remembered it and it worked.

Has anyone taken apart the 8700c, I'm guessing so but if not I should\could do a write on how to do it cleanly.
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Okay, after reading the thread I glanced to my left and saw my caramel frappaciono was dangerously close to my BB - so I moved it. Ha!

That is so awesome that you were able to save your BB, I wonder if it is only possible to salvage it from water, and not other liquids like soda. I am a klutz by nature and have all my gadgets on short bungee cords attatched to my clothing so I don't break them ;)
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..... I wonder if it is only possible to salvage it from water, and not other liquids like soda....
From my past experience with electronics yes it would be possible if nothing has shorted out. AKA pull the battery QUICK!

To clean it though you would want to use distilled water or a specific electronics cleaner that you could probably pick up at Radio Hack!
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nice save! although, I would still probably worry about the liquid damage effects that may be apparent only later in the future...but I hope it stays alive and perfectly healthy for you
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I'm glad everything worked out for you. I'd freak the eff out if my BlackBerry was liquid damaged. I try to be uber careful with mine.
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