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#737928 - 28th Oct 2012 6:43pm Blackberry curve not working.
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I dropped my blackberry down the toilet and although i got it out within seconds and dried it out it still doesnt work.( NO INSURANCE) Do you think buying a new battery may help or not? Any ideas if it is repairable or not. Thanks. I had only had it just over a month! Gutted.

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#737943 - 28th Oct 2012 7:02pm Re: Blackberry curve not working. [Re: littlebird]
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Humm, earlier this week my son (in USA) reported that he had dropped his BBerry in the sink that "had just a bit of water in it" (tap was running) and that it no longer worked. It was switched on when he dropped it so the non-working was pretty obvious.

Advice given:
Remove battery and SIM and physically dry off excess water
DO NOT try to power up the phone
Dry a couple of cups of rice on LOW heat in the oven for 30 mins & let it cool.
Wrap the phone in a couple of tissues and pack it in the dried rice in a bag kept in a warm place (airing cupboard).
Keep it there for at least 2 days - longer if you can

He kept it there for 3 days - and when powered up it worked OK

I do not know whether TheDr will offer any other advice.

Snod


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#737952 - 28th Oct 2012 7:09pm Re: Blackberry curve not working. [Re: Snodvan]
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Thank you for that, but done all that. I think i made the mistake of trying to power it up again. It came on again then went off permanantly.

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#737965 - 28th Oct 2012 7:39pm Re: Blackberry curve not working. [Re: littlebird]
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your probably right.
powering it up can cause a short circuit.

It sounds Terminal.
i would put the money aside to fix it, towards a second hand one. Its horrible spending out and then having to buy a new second hand one.


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#737985 - 28th Oct 2012 8:01pm Re: Blackberry curve not working. [Re: littlebird]
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The powering up "test" is what kills them.

If you want me to have a look at it for you ill take it apart, clean all the inside then see if I can get any life from it.

Don't take it anywhere that will charge you to "try" and fix water damage, that's just a waste of money.

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#738012 - 28th Oct 2012 8:47pm Re: Blackberry curve not working. [Re: TheDr]
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Thank you The Dr. Cant believe how helpfull everyone is on here
I think you fixed my laptop screen back in may, are you in Rock ferry?

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#738049 - 28th Oct 2012 10:01pm Re: Blackberry curve not working. [Re: littlebird]
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I am in Rock Ferry yes, also in New Ferry now (same business name) if that's any easier for you to get to.

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