07-20-2013 07:09 AM
I'm totally disappointed, but it was sheer thoughtlessness that allowed my trouble free Z10 to fly out of my top pocket into the water and become completely submerged for a couple of seconds!
I immediately dismantled it and placed the pieces in my pocket and raced home to do what I could. When I did check it out I could see water had entered the sim slot (I assume via the USB and HDMI ports) and /or the headphone port.
I touch dried it as best I could and packed it in a moisture absorbent powder (wrapped in a tissue) overnight.
It emerged bone-dry looking, so I gently blow-dried it until warm and placed it back into the compound, (several times). I know I should've left it a week, but..
Anyway, it booted up and appeared to run fine without the sim or SD card, so I powered it off and tried it just with the sim.
It had reception for about five seconds and the gave a blue screen so I ripped the battery out.
I think I've done an aerial as it runs OK but with no network at all now.
It's been buried in moisture absorbent for what I foresee to be a somewhat longer period this time.
I needn't say that I'm more than a bit peeved, as it was the my best phone to date!
If it doesn't 'heal' I'll begin the long march towards replacing it, I haven't used this computer since I'd got it and I've enjoyed my short time on these forums
I'm downloading Link (for the first time and I'll let you know what happens.
Advice, chastisements and commiserations are very welcome, but please understand that I only have a computer now so it's not so easy to get onto the internet for me now.
My first BlackBerry, fast, clean & I'm just not going to go backwards.
So goodnight all! (from Down-Under)
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07-20-2013 09:49 AM
07-20-2013 11:29 AM
It amazes me that phones are not made water resistant. It is relativly simple to do so. Samsung has released a water proof/dust proof phone and hopefully other venders will follow suit.
07-20-2013 06:26 PM
07-20-2013 06:29 PM
07-21-2013 01:18 AM
(I can't find the "reply with quote" button on the computer either)
But Bill, I agree wholeheartedly with your advice. The device is buried and drying even more at this moment.
I should say that I didn't blast it with the hairdryer directly. I placed it in the sink and pumped the sink full of hot dry air.
(Mind you I did considered using the vacuum cleaner ).
Hey! I have a question someone might be able to answer.
I had to ring the service provider in order to have the Simi switched from BlackBerry Data to 'ordinary' data so I could use it in a handset which I use as a tethered modem.
If I put the SIM in the Z10 and it still doesn't make a network connection, how will I know whether or not it's because it's off it's regular diet of BlackBerry Data?
What's the difference?
07-21-2013 10:38 AM
07-22-2013 06:17 AM
Thanks Bill, you'd interpreted it correctly.
According to my Service Provider, I had been on "BlackBerry Data".
This may be what they interpret as either the Plan name or how they actually allocate data to (10) BB devices.
Prior to turning my phone into a zPod (ie: every aerial works but the 2G 3G 4G) I'd noticed no signs of the device using any less data than other phones.
However, what I did notice was that was consistently fast (downloading) and that it provided me with very good call and data reception in areas where other people had little or no reception at all.
So I did wonder what was going on there.
It was the best phone for reception I've ever experienced on a provider whose not known for their out of town coverage.