Blackberry Screen Got Wet
I was trying to put on that stupid freakin bestskinsever and I guess I got it to wet. It's shaded in areas now (I guess from the condensation). I don't have insurance but I don't think it would matter since it doesn't cover a device getting wet. Does anyone know if it can be fixed? How much would it cost?
- 11-13-2008, 09:19 PM #2
- 11-13-2008, 09:20 PM #3
- CrackBerry Newbie
11-13-2008, 10:15 PM #4
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I had the same thing happen to me after installing a BSE skin. I thought I was being careful during the install, but apparently the Bold is just really susceptible to water infiltration around the screen. I have been setting my bold in a nice warm spot the past three days (on top of my monitor at work) and all of the water has evaporated. My screen does still have a very slight shadow left where the water bubbles were. It's only visible on pure white pages though, and really the shadow seems to be fading too. Do what I did and it'll probably be fine.
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Last edited by zhanna; 11-13-2008 at 10:21 PM.
- CrackBerry User
11-13-2008, 10:43 PM #5
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happened to me and my bf. it was really really bad on my bf's and it took about a week to dry.
for mine, it was only a little bit and dried overnight. i googled this issue and a lot of people said to put the phone (battery out) into a bag of uncooked rice. the rice apparently helps absorb moisture
Yeah it seems like it evaporated a bit overnight. As I mentioned, I have noticed no probelms at all with the screen or controls or anything. Good to hear that other people have had these problems. So I should give it about a week or so to let it evaporate?
- CrackBerry User
11-14-2008, 09:26 AM #8
- 16 Posts
ATT does not repair phones - simply warranty replacements or insurance claims (in which another phone is sent out to you)
Can those who have a problem with this shadowing take a picture? I, as well as others with a good eye, may be able to tell whether the LCD itself is damaged or whether the liquid that remains stuck under the skin is creating an illusion...
If you think the LCD is damaged, how do you think water got into that area?
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11-14-2008, 09:59 AM #10
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- 11-14-2008, 01:41 PM #12
FYI the front 'lens' on the Bold is bonded to the screen so it should be impoossible for water to reach the front face of the LCD. The only place it can get access is around the back of the module where all the terminals and pcb tracks live. If you get water here it will create a short circuit, and the display will be very dead very fast.
IOW if the picture works but has a few unusual fuzzies and ripples or uneven shading, it is almost certainly due to water remaining under the new skin. This should dry out within a few days in a normal environment - or at least change enough to show it is clearing slowly.
I don't get why everyone loves rice as a drying agent, its almost useless. Go to your local computer shop (the small one man business type place) and ask if they have any silica gel packs from bulk hardware boxes. Most PC cases come with a huge one (about 3oz), I've kept a few and tossed hundreds more in the trash over the last few years. A few hours in the oven to reactivate and they will pull 10x more moisture than a whole bag of rice.
Thanks to everyone for providing info and trying to help out. I'm just glad my bold is in perfect shape....lord knows I was waiting a long time to finally have one in my hands.
- CrackBerry Newbie
11-24-2008, 03:28 PM #14
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Water in Bold Screen
I had this same thing happen, I barely had any water on my BSE skin and then put it on and let it sit for several hours. I turned the screen on and now have water in the screen, I took off the Skin since it did not fit flush in the first place. What is the best way to get rid of the liquid in the screen? I am probably going to sign up for my insurance on the phone which does cover water damage. I am mainly getting it in case I get the phone stolen, the deductible is 125 for a new phone with ATT. This is cheaper than 299, but I am not going to replace it due to the liquid, I think it should be fine after a couple weeks of drying out, just not sure what the best thing to do is because I need to use my phone. So if you have ATT and want a replacement it is 125 with the 4.99/mth insurance. Let me know what I need to do to dry mine out as I'm done messing with liquid application skins, gonna get one that does not involve liquid.
I'm also awaiting a response from BSE about this.