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Old 07-23-2006, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got into a rain storm with my one week old 8700c bb. My question is....since it is so new, do I have a warranty for this with Cingular??? My husband bought it for me for my birthday last week and I now don't know what to do! Can you help me??? I immediately took the battery out and I am in the process of drying it out under a lamp now but I am sure if I saved it in time! Please help. I use this for work religiously!
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Cingular will not replace it if there is water damage. There is a small dot inside the battery compartment in newer phones that changes color when it gets wet. I dunked my 7100 for about 3/4 of a second. I took out the battery, opened up the case with a T6 screwdriver, and hung it infront of a fan. Everything worked fine after that.
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Is there anyway around this???
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Just keep it drying and hope it didn't soak too bad.
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I took out the battery but do not have a t6 screwdriver. It is Sunday and all the stores I called were not open. I have it lying under a lamp with a 60watt bulb with the battery taken out. I have no way of disassembling tonight. I probably only got it wet for a second....
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I guess all you can do is keep the lamp on it if you can't open the phone up.
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Okay, I opened up my phone and now what? Do I just let it dry under a lamp?? I have heard that you can put it in the oven and bake at a low setting but my oven does not go that low. Is a fan and lamp sufficient??
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The oven is the last thing I would do. You just have to wait now. What color is that little sticker behind the battery?
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Okay, I opened up my phone and now what? Do I just let it dry under a lamp?? I have heard that you can put it in the oven and bake at a low setting but my oven does not go that low. Is a fan and lamp sufficient??
Agreed, just let it dry, and avoid the temptation to use it for a day or so. It is not the water that will ruin it, it is the water plus the voltage going through it when it is wet that will kill it. So leave the battery out of it for a day or so. Be patient

My daughters cell phone got wet when a bottle of water spilled on it in her back pack. We pulled the battery out and let it sit for a day or so with it open (battery door off) and then we put the battery back in and it has been working for months now with no problems. A fan or a lamp might help. What I actually did with her phone is sat it on a 21 inch computr monitor (not flat panel) since there is some heat that radiates out of it. So a fan or some gentle heat will help it dry out faster.

Then when you get it working again, get yourself a good holster or something to protect it from getting wet again.

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Posting in multiple threads will not get answers any faster in the future, the Mods will delete double posts, plus i answered this question last night!!!
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If youve got T-Mob and have the handset insurance place a CLAIM...
you choose...broken or lost (if its lost...and you lost the chargers
WITH IT...theyll replace those too :D
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Happened to me when mine took a dive into the toilet (I know ugh, but whatever).

I took the battery out, gave it a good blow dry, shook the water out, and then laid it out, battery out and cover off, on the dashboard of my car in the sun. After a couple of hours, I put it together and powered it up, with no problems.

That was in the month of April in Maine. You will probably get faster results now in July at 90+ degrees in most US cities.

Good luck.
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