1. CrackBerry Question's Avatar
    When we were in Mexico vacation, the device was dropped into sea by my son when he was trying to take a picture for me. I jumped into the water and tried to rescue it but I failed. About 2 minutes later, it was rescued from the around 3 meters bottom by a safe guard. I removed the battery immediately and shook the device hardly to get the water out. Then I left the device without battery for 5 days. After I came back to Canada, I put the device on vent and hope it has been completely dried. Now I put back the battery. Will it recover???? Oh, yeah!!! Hooray!!! It recovers well!!! I am so happy that the pictures taken in the vacation are still here. Nice!!!
    12-16-14 02:43 PM
  2. Carl Estes's Avatar
    Wow! Did your phone dodge a bullet........
    Glad it worked out for you......
    todparsons likes this.
    12-16-14 02:46 PM
  3. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    That is bloody amazing!
    todparsons likes this.
    12-16-14 02:47 PM
  4. jpvj's Avatar
    Sea = salt water?

    If so.. corrosion are in progress. Use it as long as it works but don't trust it as "mission critical".

    Posted via CB10
    12-16-14 02:49 PM
  5. zephyr613's Avatar
    Maybe it was the "salt" in the saltwater, but kudos to you my friend, I have heard nothing but horror stories from people who got their devices a lot less wet than yours.

    Suggestion: GO OUT RIGHT NOW AND PURCHASE A POWER BALL OR LOTTERY TICKET
    Dave Bourque and todparsons like this.
    12-16-14 02:51 PM
  6. misterabrasive's Avatar
    Sea = salt water?

    If so.. corrosion are in progress. Use it as long as it works but don't trust it as "mission critical".

    Posted via CB10
    This. It may work for a while but if you haven't backed it up lately, you better do it while you can.

    Posted with my Z10 on Verizon 10.2.1.3253
    12-16-14 03:59 PM
  7. tollfeeder's Avatar
    WOW - 2 minutes underwater. It's officially a sharrrk now.

    Posted via CB10
    12-16-14 04:05 PM
  8. Kathy_h's Avatar
    Good suggestion, take it. Thanks,
    12-17-14 02:57 PM
  9. Kathy_h's Avatar
    Maybe it was the "salt" in the saltwater, but kudos to you my friend, I have heard nothing but horror stories from people who got their devices a lot less wet than yours.

    Suggestion: GO OUT RIGHT NOW AND PURCHASE A POWER BALL OR LOTTERY TICKET
    I guess a lot of persons who get their device wet usually check the device immediately even it is still wet. That's the begining of the bad story. I trust BB can recover from wet if you make sure it is completely dried then turn it on after dried. But not sure if sea/salt water is same. Seems not bad, my device (I left the first msg) works well without any problem now. I guess someday I could try to disassemble it and see how's inside.
    12-17-14 03:07 PM
  10. todparsons's Avatar
    This phone needs to be sent back to BlackBerry for testing. It seems to have evolved beyond the others

    Posted with my z10 stl100-2 running 10.2.1.3442
    00stryder likes this.
    12-17-14 08:05 PM
  11. jpvj's Avatar
    This phone needs to be sent back to BlackBerry for testing. It seems to have evolved beyond the others

    Posted with my z10 stl100-2 running 10.2.1.3442
    No it doesn't.

    The device is out of warranty and there is no official repair for salt water.



    Op could disassemble it and wash the PCB in a proper chemical agent. Isopropyl alcohol is often used to clean after soldering so that *might* be fine but I'm not sure what's the best choice. The goal should be to stop corrosion.

    IMHO I would suggest using the device until it fails and the buy a new device. The costs of a new device exceeds the trouble of trying to "repair" it.

    Posted via CB10
    12-18-14 12:42 AM
  12. todparsons's Avatar
    Not very skilled at detecting sarcasm are we

    Posted with my z10 stl100-2 running 10.2.1.3442
    Carl Estes likes this.
    12-18-14 04:08 AM
  13. jpvj's Avatar
    I stand corrected. Sorry for not reading your post correctly.

    It's quite funny ;-)

    Posted via CB10
    12-18-14 05:56 PM

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