1. tazcubed's Avatar
    Well, due to an unfortunate incident (which hopefully won't be repeated) my son split coffee onto my Passport. I got to it quickly and cleaned it off, however, there's 2 minor issues with sticky buttons (power and volume up). They work, but I'd like to see if there is a solution. Any suggestions as to what might work on cleaning that up a bit and not risking further damage to the phone?

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    10-24-14 05:34 AM
  2. islandp's Avatar
    Vacuum it
    jojo beaconsfield likes this.
    10-24-14 06:04 AM
  3. Nick Spagnolo's Avatar
    Don't put sugar in your coffees

    Z10
    10-24-14 06:05 AM
  4. Steve Pohorly's Avatar
    Lol. Yep, black coffee is the safest!

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    10-24-14 06:12 AM
  5. serbanescu's Avatar
    Given the fact that the battery is non-removable, you better leave it like this or take it to a trusted repair shop for cleaning.

    If you try to clean it further with the battery still attached, you may damage it.
    10-24-14 06:16 AM
  6. sandman10's Avatar
    Just give it time.

    From my experience, the buttons will loosen themselves over time.

    Not that long ago, I spilt an entire mug of coffee all over my month old MacBook Air!, I remember lifting it up and shaking it, and watching drips of coffee come out from the case!

    Miraculously, there was NO damage whatsoever, but more than half the keyboard had sticky buttons. Needless to say, as I kept using them, they fixed themselves.

    Still works great to this day.


    **** 12 months later, my 2 year old spilled a glass of water all over my keyboard. this time I wasn't so lucky. It fried the display card. $500 later, got it fixed and works well again.
    jojo beaconsfield likes this.
    10-24-14 07:20 AM
  7. tazcubed's Avatar
    I hope so! Thus far it's essentially like having coffee flavoured toffee. Shy of boiling it out or dismantling the device (neither of which I would think would be recommended), leaving it seems to be the best option. I guess this is partially why I'm holding onto my Xperia Z1 as an emergency backup should this one fail - at least it's water-resistant!
    10-24-14 07:33 AM
  8. zamboni08's Avatar
    *spilled. X2. ;-)

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    10-24-14 07:39 AM
  9. sandman10's Avatar
    *spilled. X2. ;-)

    Posted via CB10
    Dictionary still recognizes "spilt"
    10-24-14 07:45 AM
  10. tazcubed's Avatar
    Dictionary still recognizes "spilt"
    Both are valid. Let's not split hairs...
    10-24-14 07:50 AM
  11. vtecberry's Avatar
    Go to office max or depot. Electronic duster spray want mess it up

    Vtecberry Z10
    10-24-14 07:56 AM
  12. m3mb3rsh1p's Avatar
    I would just open it up, disconnect the battery and clean the insides with isopropyl alcohol.
    10-24-14 08:29 AM
  13. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    Passport and a nice coffee.... mmm... great combo
    (but now like you described it)

    With respect to your situation, I had heard that once you get moisture on any type of circuit it will eventually develop corrosion and won't become functional. Try what the other said... it may work, but be prepared to part with it down the road.

    This could be a sign of ebola for the passport....
    10-24-14 08:31 AM
  14. scootnyinzer's Avatar
    Take it in for repair. My son spilled liquid on a Mac book pro and if he would have attended to it right away, it would have saved the device.

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    10-24-14 08:36 AM
  15. dotnetid's Avatar
    Before BlackBerry passport & BlackBerry jakarta. Rim had 1 designed call BlackBerry coffee. Maybe that one.

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    10-24-14 08:43 AM
  16. mofokey's Avatar
    Maybe try immersing your device in 99% alcohol and repeatedly press the buttons with the problem.
    10-24-14 08:55 AM
  17. Omahahaha's Avatar
    Don't put sugar in your coffees

    Z10
    What he said. Don't be a coffee killer!
    10-24-14 09:06 AM
  18. DueNorthBB's Avatar
    Maybe try immersing your device in 99% alcohol and repeatedly press the buttons with the problem.
    I would turn it off and use a swab to put as much rubbing alcohol on the button to clean it (like a wash) and then wait for it to dry before trying again.

    I washed a whole notebook that way when coffee was spilled on it and we still have it now.

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    10-24-14 10:52 AM

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