BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-14-2007, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
disp350's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Model: 9700
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 113
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Damaged 8700 stuck on vibrate

Please Login to Remove!

Ok, no wiseguy remarks please! One of our users "drowned" his T-Mobile 8700g by dropping it in a sink full of water. Cant send it in for repairs cause the water indicator inside the battery compartment is completely red. Beleive it or not, the device still works, except that it is stuck on vibrating. As soon as I put the battery in, it starts and will not stop until the battery is removed. I have activated the device on the BES and it still works and will make phone calls as well. Is there a way to disable the part that vibrates in this device? I am not afarid of performing surgery on the unit, so if you know the procedure, I would be grateful if you could send it along.

Old 03-14-2007, 03:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
ezrunner's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Virginia Beach
Model: ZED10
OS: DOS 3.1
Carrier: Tmobile
Posts: 12,214
Post Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts

MAy wanna contact RIM and see if they can give you the info to disable Vibrate. If you know which mechanism on the Board is the source of vibrate you could try terminating one of the connection to it but you dont know how it may affect the BB over all. MY ADVICE call RIM!!
ZED 10
Old 03-14-2007, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
Crimson Tide Moderator
JSanders's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North of the moss line
Model: 9xx0
OS: 7.0sumtin
PIN: t low
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 41,909
Post Thanks: 60
Thanked 244 Times in 182 Posts

and do make sure his BB is COMPLETELY dry inside... search this site using the word "wet" and you'll find a couple of very good threads showing how to dry a dunked BlackBerry.

I know, I dunked mine before completely submerged and it works still.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Copyright 2004-2014
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.