BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-22-2009, 08:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Model: 8900
PIN: N/A
Carrier: t-MOBILE
Posts: 2
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Blackberry Dropped in Water, told some cable burned out. WHAT TO DO??

Please Login to Remove!

Hello
I dropped my bb 8900 lightly oin a rock pool, it didnt even go under, just lightly touched, anyway, Keypad isnt working, trackbal is fine just doesnt select and the top standby and lokc button dont work.

I did this yesterday night, i hair dried it and there was no luck.
i took it to a phone shop he cleaned it with an alchol clean or somting and it didnt work but he told me the cable connecting my keypad to somthing had burned out.
is there anything i can do.
I dont really want to claim on my house insurance, and it wasnt insuranced thorugh T-mobile.
:(
x
Offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 08:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App5
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,028
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 782 Times in 742 Posts
Default

If you have turned it back on since it got wet, then you are probably out of luck and it is fried.

Do a search on here and you will find that the most frequent drying technique is to remove the battery and place the device in a bag of rice for several days to let the rice take out the dampness

But given the above diagnosis, it might be DOA.
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 08:34 AM   #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: 41,907
Post Thanks: 60
Thanked 244 Times in 182 Posts
Default

Got Your BlackBerry Wet? - BlackBerryFAQ

Read this above. The key is to remove the battery NOW and leave it out for several days. Use the box of dry rice and DON'T put the battery in to check it in just one or two days.

Be patient and give it time.



Of course if your mobile shop loosened a connection or messed something up in the re-assembly, your in bad shape. Otherwise, for a little water, the device would have been very easy to save.
Offline  
Old 08-27-2009, 09:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
pshift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Right behind you!!!!!
Model: ...
OS: Android
PIN: N/A. Went To Android!
Carrier: Busy Signal :)
Posts: 590
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

If you can file a claim via your homeowners insurance, go for it. I'll be surprised if you're even covered unless you have 'contents insurance'. If it happened outdoors, try the solutions above. You may also check eBay as well for a new device, rather than going back to your carrier.
Offline  
Old 08-27-2009, 10:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
takeshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Houston
Model: 8310
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 7,741
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

At this point? Replace it.
Offline  
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 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.