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Albo 09-28-10 07:59 PM

Phone got wet. :(
 
I had a soccer game in the POURING, when I say pouring, I mean Pouring rain, it felt like hail. And we had our stuff in soccer bags, and my phone was in my bag, and water got on the inside and it was wet when i opened it. I'm having some troubles with it now, like the trackball won't go back, and none of the buttons work.

They need to make these things waterproof.

Is there anything I can do now? I heard about putting it and the battery in a close bag of rice and leaving it like in sunlight, should I try that?

bob saget 09-28-10 08:08 PM

Re: Phone got wet. :(
 
why did you leave you phone in the bag outdoors? also, there isn't a single overhang anywhere round?
damn that sucks :(

ViN86 09-28-10 08:11 PM

Re: Phone got wet. :(
 
For the future, this is why I always carry an empty ziplock bag with me when I go outside. If it rains, I throw whatever needs to stay dry in it.

There are a few options. Some people put their ovens on the lowest setting and put the phone in there for a few minutes (make sure it's off) to try and dry it out a little. If you do this, be careful, and make sure to take the battery out first.

Albo 09-28-10 08:26 PM

Re: Phone got wet. :(
 
Well basically this:

http://forums.crackberry.com/showthr...98#post5626398

Quote:

Well, I had a soccer game, and my phone was in my bag, and it started pouring. And my phone got wet. As soon as I saw it wet, I pulled the battery. When I got home, and put it back in, to see what happened. It was stuck at the Application Permissions screen, so I deleted that app, and restarted the phone, and it booted up find.

I am able to scroll but none of the buttons work.

Once the buttons stopped working, I took it out, and put it in a container of rice.

Any chance it will work again? Warranty is long over, so nothing there. How can I see water damage indicators?

Bearclaw 09-29-10 09:32 AM

Re: Phone got wet. :(
 
Quote:

Warranty is long over
How is this possible? Didn't you just get this phone?

Can always try the put rice in a plastic bag with the phone, let it sit overnight. I had a friend drop her BB in a bathtub. I did that for her and it worked the next day.

|MaguS| 09-29-10 10:44 AM

Re: Phone got wet. :(
 
Warranty doesn't cover liquid damage. Best bet is to stick it in a bag of rice for 24 hours.

DiscipleDOC 09-29-10 11:27 AM

Re: Phone got wet. :(
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ViN86 (Post 2325342)
For the future, this is why I always carry an empty ziplock bag with me when I go outside. If it rains, I throw whatever needs to stay dry in it.

There are a few options. Some people put their ovens on the lowest setting and put the phone in there for a few minutes (make sure it's off) to try and dry it out a little. If you do this, be careful, and make sure to take the battery out first.

That's not what you told bob why you carry that extra ziplock bag.....

:bleh:

ViN86 09-29-10 11:49 AM

Re: Phone got wet. :(
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DiscipleDOC (Post 2325409)
That's not what you told bob why you carry that extra ziplock bag.....

:bleh:

Redneck condom... :bleh:

zoomy942 09-29-10 12:10 PM

Re: Phone got wet. :(
 
place it over a heater vent (i live in a cold area so im already using the heater in the house) and leave it for a day or 2 - battery out. bet it will work again.

betterdan 09-29-10 05:39 PM

Re: Phone got wet. :(
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DiscipleDOC (Post 2325409)
That's not what you told bob why you carry that extra ziplock bag.....

:bleh:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ViN86 (Post 2325423)
Redneck condom... :bleh:

:rofl



I agree about the rice in the bag. If you don't mind though could you throw a little lean beef, soy sauce and some peas in with your phone? Might as well make me lunch while you're fixing your phone.
Thanks!

Albo 09-29-10 06:03 PM

Re: Phone got wet. :(
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bearclaw (Post 2325349)
How is this possible? Didn't you just get this phone?

Can always try the put rice in a plastic bag with the phone, let it sit overnight. I had a friend drop her BB in a bathtub. I did that for her and it worked the next day.

My friend gave it to me, he has had it for over a year.

Redeemed 09-29-10 06:04 PM

Re: Phone got wet. :(
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Albo (Post 2325627)
My friend gave it to me, he has had it for over a year.

Lesson learned: carry a zip-lock bag with you for situations such as this. :)


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