06-30-09 12:22 AM
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  1. CalxDesign's Avatar
    My newly modded blacked out Bold went through the washing machine. I scooped it up with all my black shirts and stuff and it did a whole cycle.

    It's currently sitting without it's battery in a bucket of rice wrapped in kitchen towel.

    Any other tips on making the most of this complete disaster?
    06-26-09 09:20 AM
  2. bt224's Avatar
    Gee, Cal, I know you like clean themes, but this is ridiculous.
    06-26-09 09:22 AM
  3. si_chindo's Avatar
    Maaan...that's tough! Hope that u can revive it.

    BTW how did u let ur BB get in the washing machine?

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    06-26-09 09:31 AM
  4. david9962000's Avatar
    Do you have insurance?
    06-26-09 10:22 AM
  5. savioAMG's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that happened. I did the same thing with my Curve. Luckily, the rice did a great job drying it out. Unfortunately, it didn't work anymore though. I'd go through insurance if you hopefully have it.
    06-26-09 10:25 AM
  6. Neewbie555's Avatar
    Feel bad for you. Good luck and keep us posted on the results of your revival.
    06-26-09 10:26 AM
  7. JordanJr's Avatar
    wow that sucks
    06-26-09 10:54 AM
  8. ST79's Avatar
    Leave it in the rice bag for atleast 48 hrs. Let it dry out completely. Do not put the battery back in again until it is fully dry!

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    06-26-09 11:00 AM
  9. rockigirl's Avatar
    Ouch that sucks. Hope it still works after it dries out.

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    06-26-09 11:09 AM
  10. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    Ouch dude. That sucks. I had a heart-attack when I dropped mine on the carpet, and that was nothing. I think my head would explode if I washed mine.

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    06-26-09 11:12 AM
  11. kameleon's Avatar
    One of my co-workers washed his 8310 (amongst other items) and he just let it dry out. It lasted another 3-4 months before it finally gave up the ghost. Camera never worked after the wash though.

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    06-26-09 11:15 AM
  12. ilyaamex's Avatar
    Oh man The important thing is to let it dry for at least 24 hours and resist the temptation to put the battery in just for a second to see if the led comes on. I had a drowner on my hands once (some old nokia), 24 hours on a heater - worked like a charm
    06-26-09 11:34 AM
  13. bmwmpower's Avatar
    I think it's done.

    But to save any hope, I would take it apart completely and blowdry the sh! out of it. Emphasis on the main board. No need for rice. It's not like these can't be taken apart completely. I mean COMPLETELY disassemble it. If there ARE parts that can't be taken apart, i.e., lcd then use the uncle ben's. But try my method first
    06-26-09 11:38 AM
  14. Iceman's Avatar
    Sorry to hear about that. I would go ahead and make plans for a replacement either through insurance, etc. Hope everything turns out okay. Keep us informed...
    06-26-09 11:42 AM
  15. username0022's Avatar
    How can I say "fail" in ten characters? Wait... Nevermind.
    06-26-09 11:43 AM
  16. CalxDesign's Avatar
    yeah, I'm insured - thanks all for your comments. Especially the one about the "clean themes" - cheered me up loads.

    I'll let you know how I get on.

    Hope you all have a good weekend, I'm gonna feel like I'm missing a limb
    06-26-09 11:44 AM
  17. bmwmpower's Avatar
    always have a spare BB! I have an 8320 spare. lol. keep us updated
    06-26-09 01:44 PM
  18. agirl65's Avatar
    always have a spare BB! I have an 8320 spare. lol. keep us updated
    Excellent point!!
    06-26-09 02:10 PM
  19. xbn57xja's Avatar
    Ohhh My D@mn!!!!

    Keep In Rice 24-48 Hours!!
    06-28-09 12:21 AM
  20. XxXjacobXxX's Avatar
    dito KEEP IN RICE
    06-28-09 12:40 AM
  21. LittleRedDot's Avatar
    I gotta say, drooping your Bold in the toilet or spilling your frosty beverage on it sucks and I feel for the people in those situations. But allowing your Bold to go through the wash?

    No pity here.

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    06-28-09 09:24 AM
  22. ajwoodwpg's Avatar
    Raw deal. A buddy of mine jumped in the pool with his Bold, and then went out and had someone drop a drink on it. It has had a rice bath twice in the past couple weeks. Good luck on the drying.
    06-28-09 09:55 AM
  23. MGV's Avatar
    Raw deal. A buddy of mine jumped in the pool with his Bold, ...
    i did this with two other phones...
    RIP Razr and P910i =(
    06-29-09 04:32 PM
  24. Hamann430's Avatar
    My newly modded blacked out Bold went through the washing machine. I scooped it up with all my black shirts and stuff and it did a whole cycle.

    It's currently sitting without it's battery in a bucket of rice wrapped in kitchen towel.

    Any other tips on making the most of this complete disaster?



    Take apart all of your black pieces, black bezel, black trackball etc etc and buy a dinged up one from someone and replace everything, load on it the best os and wallah! Good luck!

    I skipped the drying out part because its difficult to say whether or not you will be able to use it again.
    06-29-09 04:41 PM
  25. userbbb's Avatar
    After the rice, try low heat blow drying it. After that, wipe the contacts with a Q-tip and alcohol. Then, pray.
    06-29-09 06:24 PM
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