1. airxxi's Avatar
    I have a dead Z10. It went through the washing machine 3-4 months ago and has been sitting in my desk drawer since then. This is not a thread about putting it in rice or not turning it on til it's completely dried out. We are way past that point. I got a new Z10 that same day, and restored from my last backup. I lost about a week's worth of pictures. Not a huge deal. Since then, I've upgraded to a Z30 and love it.

    Does anyone has any creative options for the dead Z10. There are no lights, no power, no hint of turning back on. What should I do with it? Should I try to sell it? Is it possible for someone to restore my data off the dead phone? Should I just pitch it?

    Maybe there are suggestions on how I can attempt to recover the data, or wipe the phone when it won't turn on?

    I don't know exactly what I'm looking for, but let's see what CB can come up with.
    01-14-14 08:58 PM
  2. project_x's Avatar
    I'd love a damaged z10 to work on wireless charging...I'd hate to cut into my daily driver
    01-14-14 09:12 PM
  3. joshua_sx1's Avatar
    Well, I know you are going to hate this but you will need the "rice" first before you can do something on it other than being a paper weight...

    Posted via CB10
    01-14-14 09:27 PM
  4. CarGuy1368's Avatar
    I wouldn't sell it until you're sure the data is all deleted. You don't want someone to replace a part and have access to all your things.

    Posted via the super amazing BlackBerry Q10
    01-14-14 09:49 PM
  5. Daytona123's Avatar
    Make a shrine :P
    01-14-14 10:00 PM
  6. RADEoN1337's Avatar
    mail it to me. I'll disassemble it, give it a nice isopropyl alcohol bath, scrub, and reassembly. If it works, then paypal me 5 bucks to ship it back to you, and enjoy it. If it doesn't, then I don't know what to tell you.
    01-14-14 10:09 PM
  7. anon(5928073)'s Avatar
    I wouldn't sell it until you're sure the data is all deleted. You don't want someone to replace a part and have access to all your things.

    Posted via the super amazing BlackBerry Q10
    This. There are a couple people on the forums looking for broken Z10's.
    01-14-14 10:10 PM
  8. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    You can try running a leaked autoloader, since they install when the phone is off. Chances are the board is fried, and there's nothing they could possibly get, without going to extreme measures. You could always remove the board, and sell the rest of the parts.
    01-14-14 10:24 PM
  9. Chanlion's Avatar
    Take out the battery and store stuff in the compartment. Not a lot of space though. Picture frame? Glue a picture on the screen?

    And a tip to some people.
    Liquipel a company that waterproofs your phone through a micro coating, sprayed internally too.
    They support the Q10 and Z10 plus countless other stuff.
    Daniel Adkins likes this.
    01-15-14 12:18 AM
  10. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    Hot Wheels jump ramp?...lol

    Trusted Member Genius
    CDM76 likes this.
    01-15-14 02:08 AM
  11. airxxi's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies so far.
    To clarify, I did put it in rice for about 3 days, but there was never any sign of turning back on.

    Does anyone has a disassembly guide for Z10?
    01-15-14 09:19 AM
  12. airxxi's Avatar
    Another question: Would it be to remove the 16GB flash memory from the dead Z10, solder it to my working Z10, and recover/wipe the data?
    01-15-14 09:24 AM
  13. beamolite's Avatar
    There are great YouTube videos on Z10 disassembly. It's possible for your phone to be saved by one of those outfits that disassemble it and clean the corrosion on the board. Ifixsmartphone.com saved mine.

    You can pry my BlackBerry from my cold, dead hands.
    CDM76 likes this.
    01-15-14 09:35 AM
  14. Abhishek Purba's Avatar
    Even, my phone went thru water damage. I didn't use it for almost 6 months. Then, took it out, completely de assembled it, cleaned with spirit, assembled back & it started. Got my data back too. But, it worked only for a while,then, my touch went for a toss. So, ordered a replacement touch from ebay.com & voila, it's working fine since then.

    Posted via CB10
    01-15-14 09:40 AM
  15. airxxi's Avatar
    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I removed the board and am listing it on eBay. If you know anyone who is looking for a Z10 for parts, have them contact me or bid pn eBay auction # 191038368883.
    01-15-14 09:50 PM
  16. RADEoN1337's Avatar
    Bid 1.04

    Posted via CB10
    01-16-14 08:02 PM
  17. KermEd's Avatar
    I could buy it and use it in arduino projects

    Posted via CB from my LE
    01-16-14 08:05 PM
  18. knighty2112's Avatar
    Build a small pontoon for it to sail on with a bonfire on board, and in true Viking style send it off aflame on the waves back to the Z10 Gods to be reunited with other departed BlackBerry warriors who died in action!

    Z10 In action here!
    FF22, leehardballer12 and CDM76 like this.
    01-16-14 08:10 PM
  19. airxxi's Avatar
    I could buy it and use it in arduino projects

    Posted via CB from my LE
    Whats your offer?
    01-16-14 09:53 PM
  20. CDM76's Avatar
    Use it for target practice

    Posted via CB10
    01-16-14 09:56 PM
  21. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    At this point it's looking more like an auction, than an entertaining thread with help sprinkled in.

    You'll need to continue this here, after reading this.
    01-16-14 11:51 PM

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