- CrackBerry Newbie
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WiFi reception poor after PlayBook got wet
Can anyone offer me some good advice? I unfortunately got water inside my beloved PlayBook recently. Thankfully I quickly realised and was able to switch it off quickly and dry it out. Unfortunately ever since the WiFi reception has been very poor despite everything else working OK.
I have been looking online for a solution for the last few weeks but haven't found any good sound advice. No doubt there will be a great pearl of wisdom tucked away in one of these forums somewhere - but where? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Do I need to replace the WiFi antenna or is there something else that can be done?
- 12-04-12, 05:31 PM #2
Back up, wipe and see what happens. Also check the router (just in case). If nothing works try to see if RIM can help although I very doubt the warranty covers water damage.
The PB has a one year warranty to the original purchaser. It also has 90 free Tech support. I do not know how Rim deals with "quasi-tech support v. warranty"
Canada Toll Free: 1-877-644-8405
United States Toll Free: 1-877-644-8410
Puerto Rico Toll Free: 1-855-651-4936
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (this route generally does not work and a call is necessary)
(UK Support) 0800 096 2805
Playbook French Support
Phone : 0800 914 533 (within 90 days from activation)
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- CrackBerry Master
12-04-12, 06:31 PM #3
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If your PlayBook (or any electronic device) gets wet, a good way to dry it is to get rid of as much liquid as you can, then put it in uncooked rice and/or absorbent (litter box) pellets. Leave it for a few days in a moderately warm place.
Here is some info about the antenna:
BlackBerry PlayBook Teardown: Disconnecting the first antenna wire. | 19 of 80
BlackBerry PlayBook Teardown - Page 2 - iFixit
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