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Old 04-09-2007, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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dropped my 8800 in the toilet! UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was in there for only a few seconds, thank god the toilet was flushing and it was a STANDING stop as far as CLEANLINESS is concerned.

Wasn't filled with much water at all. ImmediaTELY extracted battery, SIM card, etc.

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1) is this thing dead?

2) Can I just plug this thing into my wife's RAZR and go on about my business?

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you could probably put sim into razr and go after it dries for a bit. Let the 8800 dry for several days 5-7 I'd say as disassembled as you can get it. If you are feeling bold enough disassemble completely soak boards in denatured alcohol except LCD then let dry completely you may be able to resurrect your BB
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Been there, done that with a 7100t a few years ago, and it worked for like two more years. Dry it properly as advised. Search this board for "wet".
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There are quite a few threads on this. DON'T get in a hurry! Just leave the battery out for a week or so. Set it on top of your TV or entertainment system. My Surround Sound receiver puts out plenty of heat so somewhere like that would be good. If you're up to taking it apart, that would be the best (and quickest) method. If you really did pull the battery right away, then I see no reason it won't work after you dry it out thoroughly. Good luck!
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heres a trick to find out if the boards are waterproof... Put the pcb under a blacklight, and it should glow purplish, which is a water resistance coating to prevent the pcb from adsorbing water. Let the stuff airdry, and if you can disassemble it, take a can of Dust-Off and spray teh pcb to speed up the drying process.
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There are quite a few threads on this. DON'T get in a hurry! Just leave the battery out for a week or so. Set it on top of your TV or entertainment system. My Surround Sound receiver puts out plenty of heat so somewhere like that would be good. If you're up to taking it apart, that would be the best (and quickest) method. If you really did pull the battery right away, then I see no reason it won't work after you dry it out thoroughly. Good luck!
Why don't you just use a hair dryer to dry it out? Sounds good to me.

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Old 04-10-2007, 07:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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So like....if you had done the #2.....would you have saved it and a week later put it to your ear?
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I placed my treo 650 in front of an air register (heat) and let it sit all day . I had it disassembled as well and it worked just fine. Trick is not to get in a hurry to "see if it works". some have used the oven on very low heat; I personally think this is too much heat. so depending on where you live right now (north or south) if your heat is still on then you can dry it that way.
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