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JSanders
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Re: water damage

a few hours in the rice is not enough.. even with two days in a hot press (and I don't even know what a hot press is).

 

So...


1. Remove the battery immediately!! Do not attempt to turn on your BlackBerry.
2. Let the device dry in a warm, dry place for 3 to 5 days* (see below)
3. DO NOT "check it each day" by placing the battery in. Leave it be to dry completely. This takes time. Replacing the battery to check it can only damage it more (moisture + electrical current = disaster).
4. If the device is warm after the drying period, allow it to cool to room temperature before placing the battery back in.

Suggestions on drying your BlackBerry in a warm place (open, with the battery out):
*Place the BB in a container of dry UNcooked rice, and then you might also place it in any of the locations mentioned below.
*On top of any dry heat emitting electronic component: TV cabinet or CRT, LCD, cable TV/Satellite converter box or plasma monitor
*On the dashboard of your car on a sunny day




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hotchick1201
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Registered: ‎11-14-2012
My Device: curve 8520

Re: water damage

I dropped my 4ne in water before school 2day :Oops: and my mum is going to kill me it is my second blackberry the first  1 wasn't fixable and if I got in water she would get me a 5 pound cheep one  and I don't want that. How can I get the water out and the green and red call button the blackberry button and the back button working by weekend please I need help:smileyfrustrated:

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hotchick1201
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My Device: curve 8520

Re: water damage

i cant wait that long
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sdgardne
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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: water damage


hotchick1201 wrote:
i cant wait that long

The procedure above is most useful one...you've had an accident, and the cleanup is not quick. That's just the way it is. Further, the only thing predictable about moisture intrusion into a BB (indeed, any electronic device) is that the results will be unpredictable. I've seen some come back up right away and be fine. I've seen others never work at all. I've seen still others run for a bit, and then die later. And every thing in between. But, if you do nothing, you pretty much guarantee the outcome.


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JSanders
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Re: water damage


hotchick1201 wrote:
i cant wait that long

You can either way that long, or you can hope to high heaven the water damage is not present and gamble that you will have to use a 5 pound cheapie.

 

There's not a quick way to dry the device out, and the longer and more patient you are, the more likely you will have a working device in the long run.

 




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joelk
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Registered: ‎02-07-2013
My Device: curve 9380

Re: water damage

Hi someone plz help

My curve 9380 fell in water I did the rice trick for 3 days and did da hairdryer too. But the red light keeps blinking 1011 etc the screen its not powering up, da battery its charging and I tried different battery still no look. When connected to the dm the option of updating appears when I click update few seconds later it disconnects I tried the apploader it showed pin:unknown when I click next it tries to connect to the device arm then I get a massage saying I must make sure the device its connected properly......what can I do next? Does this mean the phone its dead? Plz help me
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Xandrex
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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z30, Playbook, 9320BES
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Re: water damage

if I were you I would continue drying the stuff for a whole week... that is your only chance now.



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oneillj376
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-06-2013
My Device: Playbook 32gb ver2.1.

Re: water damage

No water damage issue but thanks

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Stickyman10
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-14-2013
My Device: Curve9320

Re: water damage

Like the others said put in warm place and after the main components are mostly dry put it in a bowl of rice with the battery removed, due to rices extra asorbent abilities

 

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VanessaElizebeth
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-02-2013
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: water damage

Before assembling your Blackberry again , you must have make sure that it has to be completely dry out.