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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-23-2013
My Device: curve 9360
My Carrier: Virgin

Water damage

I drop me phone down me toilet and it was working fine after for like 2 minutes, i think the water damge inderators have only been dameged, can someone help me by telling me is this easy to fix and whats the worst that can happen and can be fixed? Thanks x

Guru II
Posts: 22,045
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Water damage

Remove the battery immediately. Then remove the sim card and memory card.

Place the device in a bag of uncooked rice or in a warm place like on top of a stereo for about 3-4 days. Do NOT "check" to see how it's doing by reinserting the battery. Give it about 3-4 days before you do anything with it.

It may be too late already if you've tried using it while it's still wet inside. You'll have to wait a few days and see.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-23-2013
My Device: curve 9360
My Carrier: Virgin

Re: Water damage

Thanks it dont seem like theres water in my phone because i cant hear or see anything.
Guru II
Posts: 22,045
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Water damage

So, you think it fell in the toilet but didn't get water in it? I can tell you it is wet inside. Every second you leave it wet you risk ruining the device. You can take my advice or not. Up to you.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-23-2013
My Device: curve 9360
My Carrier: Virgin

Re: Water damage

It did because i picked it out and the longest it was in there 5 seconds, i am gunna take your advise i was just saying i cant see or hear any water in it but the indicator has gone red do you recon it would work if i get new ones put on?
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Guru II
Posts: 22,045
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Water damage

1 second is enough to drench it inside and out and ruin the device.

The moisture indicators are just stickers. They have nothing to do with the functionality of the device. If you've been trying to use it all this time it is likely the device is ruined. Your only hope is to do what I suggested above. It may or may not come back to life.

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Elite II
Posts: 8,981
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Water damage

Don't fool around when it comes to moisture, just follow John_Clark's advice exactly. What he said to do is what you have to do...nothing more, nothing less.


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Posts: 9
Registered: ‎02-27-2013
My Device: Blackberry curve 8520
My Carrier: Blackberry

Re: Water damage

put your phone in sunlight from back side and if it does not work go for service center.

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Water damage


Davidaddicted24 wrote:

put your phone in sunlight from back side and if it does not work go for service center.


That often is not enough, and basically not good advice. Placing the device with the battery REMOVED, in a container of dry white rice is best for good drying out.



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