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  1. alterocks@comcast.net's Avatar
    so i dropped my 3 month old 9700 in my beer at a concert.. quickly took it out and apart. put each piece in a seperate pocket and put it back together 6-8 hours later. phone works great except when texting, if i hit a letter sometimes it'll add another random letter or 2. so when i type "yeah" i'll get something like "yoehawwh" and sometimes when i hit backspace it will send the message. although this seems to be going away.

    i've been readiong on this site for quite sometime and i know about the WDI stickers. the one on the battery is white. the one on the phone is red. so i believe i am screwed to take it to best buy for my insurance claim. could i use whiteout?? lol

    any advice on how to solve my problem would be greatly appreciated. i believe it's too late for the rice method as it has been about 24 hours since the incident.
    03-07-10 10:32 PM
  2. dLo GSR's Avatar
    take it apart and check if there is any residue under your keypad. if your warranty is messed you might as well take it apart and clean what you can. beer is ten times worse than water.
    03-07-10 10:34 PM
  3. travelingfool's Avatar
    Hmmm. Could be a new Hank Williams song. "There's a Bold in my beer."

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    03-07-10 10:42 PM
  4. JoBudden's Avatar
    Vouch this but if you have insurance it doesnt matter what happened to the phone but you will have to pay a premium to get a new device. i wouldnt suggest using white out. lol but i would suggest if you dont want to pay the premium on an insurance claim or if u even want to try to avoid it. Take it apart and try cleaning it up theres plenty of videos on how to take it apart and how to put it back together just take your time good luck solving your problem man sorry to hear about your phone though
    03-07-10 10:44 PM
  5. user0011's Avatar
    I'd say that's a party foul. However, you might want to stick the phone in a ziplock bag with about a cup of dry rice for a day or two. Should suck out all the water.

    As for altering warranty stickers, witeout probably won't do the trick; I'd suggest replacing the whole thing.

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    03-07-10 10:46 PM
  6. user0011's Avatar
    Aah, didn't see your rice comment. Still could do some good.

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    03-07-10 10:46 PM
  7. Oncastillo's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that, best bet is to file ins claim, it will never be the same. Good luck.

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    03-07-10 10:52 PM
  8. Guatiao's Avatar
    I am trying to figure how this could happen, LOL! I hope your Bold comes back to normal soon!!!

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    03-07-10 11:18 PM
  9. Happy Belly User's Avatar
    Ha...ha...ha... much as I feel for you dropping your brand new Bold into the beer, I think your bold was rather drunk when it decided to add the characters as you typed!! No hard feelings...but I find it quite amusing and I just had to have a dig :-)
    03-07-10 11:54 PM
  10. AgTitan06's Avatar
    so when i type "yeah" i'll get something like "yoehawwh"
    Sounds like the beer transported your phone straight to texas. Yeee-hawwww!

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    03-08-10 12:16 AM
  11. Xpimp's Avatar
    Sounds like the beer transported your phone straight to texas. Yeee-hawwww!

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    ^^^^ LMAO. This is why when I know I'm going to have a wild night out, I use my 8310. Anyway OP goodluck in getting your phone repaired or exchanged.
    03-08-10 12:20 AM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Try the steps in this thread to try to rescue the BeerBerry. http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...ht-way-318876/
    03-08-10 12:31 AM
  13. alterocks@comcast.net's Avatar
    thanks guys... i was actually at a concert sittin on the lawn and had the beer between my legs... somehow i knew that was going to happen but guess i didnt know where else to put the beer. so where could i find a new device? prolly way outta my price range tho.
    03-08-10 01:44 AM
  14. F0nage's Avatar
    Hmmm. Could be a new Hank Williams song. "There's a Bold in my beer."

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    There's a Bold in my beer
    I was dialin' for you, dear
    You are on my empty screen
    Into these last nine beers
    My handset dropped I fear
    You are on my empty screen
    I'm gonna keep textin'
    Until I'm petrified,
    And then maybe this white screen
    Will leave my cryin eyes
    There's a Bold in my beer
    cause I'm textin' for you dear
    You are on my empty screen

    Last night I walked the floor
    And the night before
    You are on my empty screen
    It seems my life is through
    And I'm so doggone blue
    You are on my empty screen
    I'm gonna keep textin'
    Till I can't press a key
    And then maybe my thumbs
    Won't hurt me so
    There's a Bold in my beer
    Cause I'm dialin' for you dear
    You are on my empty screen

    Lord, I've tried and I've tried
    But my loss I can't abide
    You are on my empty screen
    All these iPhones that I've found
    Have really got me down
    You are on my empty screen
    I'm gonna keep textin'
    Till I can't even think
    Cause in the last week
    I ain't slept a wink
    There's a Bold in my beer
    And I'm crying for you dear
    You are on my empty screen
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    03-08-10 03:11 AM
  15. GG1's Avatar
    ^^^ had a few beers too ?

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    03-08-10 05:37 AM
  16. mndane's Avatar
    Stop BBing in your in your beer,. LOL
    03-08-10 11:29 AM
  17. alterocks@comcast.net's Avatar
    had it in rice overnight. seems to work fine now, got lucky. although my SMS froze up on me and i got an exception message. i'll take it over to best buy tomorrow and see if im still covered even tho the sticker is red. no point in paying for insurance i can't use.
    03-08-10 08:12 PM
  18. twinturbo's Avatar
    take apart again clean with 100% alcohol not beer lol.. then let parts sit in bag of rice a day pput back together sould be good
    03-08-10 08:34 PM
  19. pilsbury's Avatar
    There's a Bold in my beer
    I was dialin' for you, dear
    You are on my empty screen
    Into these last nine beers
    My handset dropped I fear
    You are on my empty screen
    I'm gonna keep textin'
    Until I'm petrified,
    And then maybe this white screen
    Will leave my cryin eyes
    There's a Bold in my beer
    cause I'm textin' for you dear
    You are on my empty screen

    Last night I walked the floor
    And the night before
    You are on my empty screen
    It seems my life is through
    And I'm so doggone blue
    You are on my empty screen
    I'm gonna keep textin'
    Till I can't press a key
    And then maybe my thumbs
    Won't hurt me so
    There's a Bold in my beer
    Cause I'm dialin' for you dear
    You are on my empty screen

    Lord, I've tried and I've tried
    But my loss I can't abide
    You are on my empty screen
    All these iPhones that I've found
    Have really got me down
    You are on my empty screen
    I'm gonna keep textin'
    Till I can't even think
    Cause in the last week
    I ain't slept a wink
    There's a Bold in my beer
    And I'm crying for you dear
    You are on my empty screen
    like your song-love your signature
    03-08-10 08:55 PM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    like your song-love your signature
    That would be awesome to sing for karaoke with those lyrics.
    03-08-10 09:08 PM
  21. snowindec9's Avatar
    the op definitely should have taken a backup phone to that concert. just imagine how large that crowd was. there could have been so many ways that op could have damaged caused to his bb other than a swim in beer. never have any drink/food close by your bb when drinking or eating. you should just put it away when your doing those activities.also put it away, when you go potty. lol.
    03-08-10 09:18 PM
  22. alterocks@comcast.net's Avatar
    in my defense. at 24 years old i can't afford another "backup phone." if i was always worried about what could happen to my phone and used an older one instead. then i wouldnt really be able to use itall that much. in which case, what would be the point of buying it in the first place. thinking like that would be my vehicle which is only one of 220 ever biult would do nothing but sit in a garage..

    alright rant over. so even tho it works you guys suggest i shoudl still try the alcohol dip?
    03-08-10 10:17 PM
  23. ambershyles's Avatar
    Oh dang...friend of mine dropped her bold in some water. someone told us that if we ever did that, take the battery out and let everything dry first before putting it back.
    03-08-10 10:19 PM
  24. F0nage's Avatar
    like your song-love your signature
    Thanks bro.
    03-09-10 04:02 AM
  25. Hoosierberry's Avatar
    Didn't know "Old Hank" was a Crackberry member. LMFAO!!!!!
    03-09-10 04:21 AM
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