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Old 02-21-2007, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife dropped her 7290 in the bathtub. We immediately took the battery out and let it dry out. But now it wont even power up. I put a new battery in it and I can get a red light to show on the light in the right hand corner. But cant get anything on the screen to show. Any ideas or tips?
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How long did you let it dry for? If you can't take it apart it'll need about 3-5 days in a warm place. Some say a baggie full of rice will help.
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At least the 8800 was released today!
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How long did you let it dry for? If you can't take it apart it'll need about 3-5 days in a warm place. Some say a baggie full of rice will help.
It has been about a week since it was dropped in the tub. I even used a blowdryer on it. Still no luck.
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try connecting it to the computer, see if it responds. also, tell the wife, no mor bubble baths with electronics.
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^^ Lol
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At least the 8800 was released today!
That's what I was thinking. Maybe she was planning this big elaborate scheme just to get a new 8800.
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There are only a couple places where I refuse to answer a call or "play" with my BB. The bathroom is one of them!

I just cannot believe that people will make and receive calls while using the john.
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The Reverend Run uses his BB in the tub all the time.
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if i have any toilet business lasting over 90 seconds, i require my blackberry.
Should there be tacos or indian food in my recent history, my laptop would likely make an appearance as well.

But in the tub is a no, no.
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The Reverend Run uses his BB in the tub all the time.
yes he did that was so dang funny of course he can afford as many BBs as he would like
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if i have any toilet business lasting over 90 seconds, i require my blackberry.
Should there be tacos or indian food in my recent history, my laptop would likely make an appearance as well.

But in the tub is a no, no.
Really way more than we needed to kno...
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Really way more than we needed to kno...
Don't be shy. PM me if you want to know more.
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:47 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Emerge the blackberry in a large bowl of UNCOOKED rice, and have it sit for 24 hrs minimum. I took a dip in the pool and left my Blackberry in my shorts. A friend from Japan told me this technique, and it dries out the device.http://www.blackberryforums.com/imag.../thumbs_up.gif
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I spilled syrup in my 7250 and the trackwheel did not act properly for approximately a month. Cut your losses
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i sent my bb 7250 for a swim the other day.

dead upon contact.

pulled it apart.... battery and bb into a bowl of rice.

borrowed another battery from an associate the next day... could get power... but NO keyboard or trackwheel.

sent it to "bongowireless"... with a letter explaining my dilemma.

an acid bath later... + $80 CDN... my baby is ALIVE!

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Old 07-02-2007, 07:23 AM   #17 (permalink)
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i sent my bb 7250 for a swim the other day.

dead upon contact.

pulled it apart.... battery and bb into a bowl of rice.

borrowed another battery from an associate the next day... could get power... but NO keyboard or trackwheel.

sent it to "bongowireless"... with a letter explaining my dilemma.

an acid bath later... + $80 CDN... my baby is ALIVE!

i highly recommend these guys.

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no offense, but i would have just shelled out the extra $70 and gotten a new Pearl or something. i would never shell out $80 to repair a 7250. maybe i would pay to salvage the data, but nothing too expensive
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Presumably the "bowl of rice" thing is to absorb residual moisture? In which case wouldn't it worth using something like silica gel? I don't think that it's that expensive - at least not compared to the price of a new Blackberry.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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data important yes! i like my 7250. not fancy... but S.O.L.I.D!

i've thrown [not on purpose] it across parking lots, and floors all the time...and besides the scratches, still does the job.

i was nearing the end of my 2nd year in a "free with 3 year plan" and didn't feel like shelling out any cash... simple as that really.

and... cleaned and back the next day worked for me.

pearl's not for my really... like the larger models personally.

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no offense, but i would have just shelled out the extra $70 and gotten a new Pearl or something. i would never shell out $80 to repair a 7250. maybe i would pay to salvage the data, but nothing too expensive
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if i have any toilet business lasting over 90 seconds, i require my blackberry.
Should there be tacos or indian food in my recent history, my laptop would likely make an appearance as well.

But in the tub is a no, no.
I just pissed myself laughing...without the BB of course!
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