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  1. donnanicole's Avatar
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    Unhappy dropped my BB in the toilet!

    it fell of the counter into the toilet while i was filling up a water bottle for my fish tank...

    right now im using my blow dryer to hopefully dry it...it wasnt fully submerged...but enough for the battery compartment to get wet...

    what else should i do??

    help, please. thanks in advance.
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    run head first into the nearest solid object you find as punishment for you negligence...

    just kidding...that sucks a little...

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    good luck
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    That sucks to hear!

    But unfortunately once the electronics get wet the chances of it working perfectly once again are kind of slim. I know a friend who just had to changed the battery and she was fine. But some where they had to get to whole phone re-done (just happened to my co worker). Once something short circuits in a cellphone circuitry it tends to fry it instantly.

    Did the phone go off once you took it out of the toilet?
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    yeah it went off, and i dryed it out...but now it turns on and i have no service...

    should i take it to t-mobile??
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    i'm not one to point fingers anyway...

    I have washed two (count them two) phones in my washing machine...

    the last one I took to verizon where the tech opened the back ad soapy water poured out "what happened to this?"

    "I don't know...but it sure smells clean hunh?"

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    yeah thank god for that insurance...
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    Don't bother taking it to tmo, they won't do anything! If you've got insurance, make a claim, if you don't have insurance, then shame on you for not protecting your beloved BB. Don't be cheap, pay for insurance, then you have no worries!

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    geez king i thought i was being harsh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daddybear View Post
    i'm not one to point fingers anyway...

    I have washed two (count them two) phones in my washing machine...

    the last one I took to verizon where the tech opened the back ad soapy water poured out "what happened to this?"

    "I don't know...but it sure smells clean hunh?"

    -db

    yeah thank god for that insurance...

    haha wow, 2?? yeah thats crazy! very clean, im sure..



    and yes i do have insurance on it.
    it actually just got service, and seems to be working okay now..
    wow, that scared me
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    yeah I wear carpenter pants a lot (de rigeur where I work...)

    and well..those pockets are great for a phone...

    and I come home dirty a lot...

    and well...usually I just roll em up and chuck them down the stairs in the general direction of the washing machine (why leave them laying around to pick up later...)

    ...well I'll just be a good boy and start a load of laundry...

    ...later while snacking on leftovers in the kitchen (in my underwear) "gee where's my phone...?" ahhhh shoot....!!!

    -db

    (yeah twice..same both times...duh..)
    IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN !!! (I stopped washing my clothes...j/k)
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    wow..this thread has been hijacked...

    lanah:
    try this...http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...ications-1623/

    =db
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    You guys are funny! Laughing at a lady in distress LOL! But the toilet....EEWW! Gross!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnanicole View Post
    haha wow, 2?? yeah thats crazy! very clean, im sure..



    and yes i do have insurance on it.
    it actually just got service, and seems to be working okay now..
    wow, that scared me
    Thats good at least!

    Maybe the BBs are designed for optimum water protection haha. But I wont be the one to test that purposely
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    Insurance, eh? Do you have to get it at time of purchase? What does it cover? Am I too late?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daddybear View Post
    wow..this thread has been hijacked...

    lanah:
    try this...http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...ications-1623/

    =db
    yes it has. whooa. guess they figured somebody would read it! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzeeJEF View Post
    You guys are funny! Laughing at a lady in distress LOL! But the toilet....EEWW! Gross!

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    HAHA there was nothing in the toilet...thank goodness..
    just clean toilet water! hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey View Post
    Thats good at least!

    Maybe the BBs are designed for optimum water protection haha. But I wont be the one to test that purposely
    yeah im sure hah :P so, when i THOUGHT it was working, and everything was fine...when i was in the middle of a text, the save msg kept coming up after every word ?! and i couldnt make calls...the buttons werent cooperating...

    so i took the battery out...for about an hr and a half or so...and i have it out again under my desk fan, hoping it fixes it :P
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    If you actually get it working again, you are EXTREMELY lucky. There is absolutely no guarantee for a phone or battery that has been wet. I dropped an Appla Newton PDA into an icy puddle and a brand new flip phone into a clean toilet. Neither of them worked again except for a few seconds at most. It's really hard to clean out all the water because the components are packed tightly inside, but it needs to be thoroughly dry if there's any slim chance of it working again.
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    Insurance, eh? Do you have to get it at time of purchase? What does it cover? Am I too late?
    I think you have 14 days from time of purchase. But i would verify with tmo first.
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    Take battery and out for three to four days so that it dries. Place in a warm place. Drying with hot air may not get it all the dry.

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    I've used rubbing alcohol to dry out electronics before. I dropped a pager in the toilet waaay back in the day (same way as you, it got knocked off the counter), and i took out the battery (this is important!) and poured the rubbing alcohol in it. My mom told me to do that, since the techie at her company told her after she spilled something on her calculator.

    And I should add that it's worked twice with cell phones for me. One kid I was babysitting decided it would be fun to take my flip phone and dunk it repeatedly into a glass of chocolate milk, and another picked up my phone and chucked it into a pool. Both were salvaged.

    Now, pagers and calculators are a bit different than blackberry's... so i would try to do a bit more research on this before just up and dumping alcohol in it. But the theory is that the alcohol mixes with the water in there and evaporates completely after a few hours.
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    I've tried this before, after you dry your phone to the best of your ability. Place your phone (without back cover & battery attached) in a bowl of "rice." The rice will soak up the additional moisture within the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilwick View Post
    If you actually get it working again, you are EXTREMELY lucky. There is absolutely no guarantee for a phone or battery that has been wet. I dropped an Appla Newton PDA into an icy puddle and a brand new flip phone into a clean toilet. Neither of them worked again except for a few seconds at most. It's really hard to clean out all the water because the components are packed tightly inside, but it needs to be thoroughly dry if there's any slim chance of it working again.
    You know what, to tell you the truth...
    I dropped it at about 445 yesterday afternoon...and i just left the battery out for a little while..then when i was home last night i put it under a desk fan i have...and it works fine now...except for the return button sticks a little bit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by a10ciod View Post
    I've tried this before, after you dry your phone to the best of your ability. Place your phone (without back cover & battery attached) in a bowl of "rice." The rice will soak up the additional moisture within the phone.
    like...dry rice? haha never heard that one...wierd thanks
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    If you have insurance,your okay,if not,there is always ebay

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