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Registered: ‎08-07-2012
My Device: curve 8250
My Carrier: vodafone

tips to fix SaltWater Damage on Blackberry Curve

was out fishing yesterday and my phone was in my pocket but it got wet from waves spray even with a cover on which is really bad luck. i got home yesterday and took the battery out and sprayed an electric contact spray which is an alcohol based spray to try and clean it. this morning i did it and i did it several times and eventually i got a red light, it stayed on then went off. i cant manage to get the light back on or the phone working after trying to charge it and everything, i eventually tried to clean the whole circuit board and took off the cover and sprayed the cleaner all over the phone and it is now drying. i have no money for a new phone and need my one to work badly. is there any chance of it or will i just have to start saving ? it is still under warranty but will they take it back?

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Re: tips to fix SaltWater Damage on Blackberry Curve

Hi and Welcome to the Community!


Run, don't walk, to this FAQ:

Do everything it says, including waiting the maximum recommended time. Applying power to your BB between it getting wet and doing this process reduces the chances of success. 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.


If the water damage indicators are "positive", then that typically voids your warranty...but only your warranty service provider can give you an authoritative answer on that point.

Good luck!

Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!

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