WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Stats
12256 Members
65 Forums
72904 Topics
982877 Posts
134 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
90 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1851 Guests and 402 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Boom : New Ferry Explosion 2542
Offset number plates 562
Death at Leasowe Train Station 492
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17 426
Planet Earth Tonight 275
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 255
Snowhite's Bird Rescue 207
Reclaimed floorboards needed. 203
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington 99
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J 82
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
10 minutes 16 seconds ago
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
Today at 08:53 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
Today at 08:12 PM
Sky HD 2TB box
by chris123
Today at 06:02 PM
Astra Car Mats
by chris123
Today at 05:59 PM
195 65 R15 91H Car Tyre
by chris123
Today at 05:57 PM
hi
by Dilly
Yesterday at 11:36 PM
'March' Photo Competition.
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 10:58 PM
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:27 PM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
26th Mar 2017 10:31am
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#737928 - 28th Oct 2012 6:43pm Blackberry curve not working.
littlebird Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 14th Oct 2012
Posts: 12
Loc: upton
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.

Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from 20 . Click Me
#737943 - 28th Oct 2012 7:02pm Re: Blackberry curve not working. [Re: littlebird]
Snodvan Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 19th Mar 2008
Posts: 1257
Loc: Wallasey Village
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


Edited by Snodvan (28th Oct 2012 7:03pm)
_________________________
5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness

Top
#737952 - 28th Oct 2012 7:09pm Re: Blackberry curve not working. [Re: Snodvan]
littlebird Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 14th Oct 2012
Posts: 12
Loc: upton
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.

Top
#737965 - 28th Oct 2012 7:39pm Re: Blackberry curve not working. [Re: littlebird]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21031
Loc: Wirral
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.


we have all done it.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#737985 - 28th Oct 2012 8:01pm Re: Blackberry curve not working. [Re: littlebird]
TheDr Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 23rd Feb 2010
Posts: 2631
Loc: Wirral
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.

Top
#738012 - 28th Oct 2012 8:47pm Re: Blackberry curve not working. [Re: TheDr]
littlebird Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 14th Oct 2012
Posts: 12
Loc: upton
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?

Top
#738049 - 28th Oct 2012 10:01pm Re: Blackberry curve not working. [Re: littlebird]
TheDr Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 23rd Feb 2010
Posts: 2631
Loc: Wirral
I am in Rock Ferry yes, also in New Ferry now (same business name) if that's any easier for you to get to.

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
Today at 06:06 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
Today at 08:26 AM
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
For Sale & Free
Sky HD 2TB box
by chris123
Today at 06:02 PM
Astra Car Mats
by chris123
Today at 05:59 PM
195 65 R15 91H Car Tyre
by chris123
Today at 05:57 PM
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
26th Mar 2017 7:12pm
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Featured Member
Registered: 27th Nov 2011
Posts: 47
Newest Members
nickyrob32, GeorgeHand, BoilerEngineer, flipmodefly, Noize
12256 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
26th Mar 2017 3:03pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by diggingdeeper
25th Mar 2017 9:39pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J
by chris123
Today at 06:06 PM
Will It Work For You
by granny
Today at 08:26 AM
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Activate Trip Computer on Astra J 82
Will It Work For You 73
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 6:50am
Sunset Wed 7:42pm
Local Time Wed 10:02pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me