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Old 08-20-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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I dropped my BB Torch 9800 down the toilet and I left it in a bag of rice overnight to dry out, in the morning I turned it on and everything was fine, the only thing not working was the trackball but that doesnt bother me. I looked at the signal strength and everything was fine (it was showing GSM with 3 bars and the carrier 'Vodafone UK' was showing). However, after 5 minutes the signal switches to SOS and the carrier does no show up. It stays on SOS for ever unless I reboot and start again but it goes in a loop. How do I stop it from changing to SOS?

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: BB Torch 9800 SOS after 5 minutes of startup

Overnight was not anywhere near long enough. Odds are the device is ruined now.

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Overnight was not anywhere near long enough. Odds are the device is ruined now.

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this happened at least 2 monts ago though.
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Default Re: BB Torch 9800 SOS after 5 minutes of startup

Any other potentially relevant info you should share?

You can try reloading the OS. Do a full backup first. Test before you restore your data and any apps. Who knows, maybe it is a software issue.

Also test your SIM in another phone, or someone else's SIM in your BlackBerry. Perhaps the SIM has gone to chip heaven.

Maybe you'll beat the odds.
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Default Re: BB Torch 9800 SOS after 5 minutes of startup

I have tested the sim in another phone and
it works perfectlly, also I tested a different
sim in the bb and it is doing the exact same.
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Ok. So, have you also tried reinstalling the OS?
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I will try soon, and get back to you, I will probably try tomorrow as so time
today.
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