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    I Never thought it would come to this... HELP ME SAVE MY BB!

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    Hi Guys,

    I've been a reader and not a poster for a long time, so my apologies... Here goes....

    It all started on at a party when my buddy decided to throw me in the pool. He had the decency to ask me if I had my wallet on me, but totally forgot about having my phone on me... Well, all said and done... I managed to revive it after a couple days of CPR (air and a little bit of blow drying, I've saved my camera the same way on a separate occasion).

    Anyhow, so a month goes by and I though everything was fine and dandy so since I do work in IT, I always have to try out new things... So I tried installing BB OS 4.5... great, everything worked well for about a week or so... just a couple days ago... it just suddenly died on me... I have the battery with the red stripe going across and it won't connect...

    Two things I think could of caused it... besides the swim and the OS upgrade...

    A day or so before that. I accidentally unplugged while it was in the middle of synching, for some reason I though it was done, but it wasn't, every time I tried to synch I had an error... can't remember exactly what it was, but the phone still worked...

    And the night the phone died, my battery was very low, so I left it in my car since I wouldn't of been using it... is it possible that a battery can die to a point of no recharge?

    So I've been reading the forums and articles, I already tried doing a wipe with javaloader, but it doesn't even recognize it, with the battery out and everything etc... I've uninstalled the desktop manager and OS software from my PC and tried to reload it, but it errors out halfway through...

    Does anyone have any suggestions, or does it seem like I'm really SOL?!

    Let me know, please...

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    Oh....

    details,

    It's an unlocked 8320 from t-mobile, but I'm a rogers customer... So I don't think I can go to them for help

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    The icon you describe indicates no battery installed. Now with all its been thru there could be any number of causes - but the first thing I would do is run to your local store and try inserting a good, charged battery, or test a new battery while plugged in to your charger.
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    you need a new phone because of the water dammage im a tmobile user and i know anytime your phone strip is red means it has water damage your going too have to get a new phone now on the software part idk please correct if im wrong aboout the red strip please thank you

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    I beleive he is referring to the icon on his screen when he says he has the battery with the red stripe across it....
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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~I think you might be SOL. The battery could be toast be the circiutry did get soaked and could have rusted. Phones aremt supposed to be wet so you'll have to get a new phone thank your kind friend for either you paying full price for a new BB or for extending your contract. Sorry

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    Excuse to get a new bold maybe?!

    Yeah, I actually just zipped by the rogers store after I posted this message, though about switching the battery and seeing, it's just odd on how it had a whole delayed reaction to it. I mean, this happened like almost exactly a month ago... The red stripe is definitely there and I know I won't be able to get a warranty on it... I have my old reliable Nokia 3595, as simple as this phone gets, it's probably the best one I've ever owned... except the clear button doesn't work, so I have to redial every time I screwup typing a number in, ahh well... shift happens... I'll let you guys know if a new battery worked or not...

    so the 21st might be my summer Christmas

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    Ok, well perhaps I misunderstood. What happens when you try to turn on the phone, anything?

    Also I beleive that the battery has a red stripe or red xx's normaly. When wet, these bleed to make the patch pink or red (or perhaps the red xx's become a stripe). There is also a small white square probably near your sim card - is it red?

    In any event these are only indicators. We know you had water exposure - our goal today is to determine if the device is still usable.
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    Red all over...

    Yup, the red square is red, and battery has the xxx's...

    It definitely got wet... whats even worse, is that it was in a salt water pool... if the connection did rust out, that would probably help the process...

    When I turn the phone on, the LED light goes red for a couple seconds, then the battery icon appears on the screen with a red strike through it. I googled the symptoms, and found that most people were able to restore it using the BB JDK using javaloader -usb wipe... but when I tried it, it just can't find the phone. and it even happened to some people after upgrading to 4.5, when things don't go so smoothly... Ah the wonderful world of electronics... First my Ipaq and now my BB.

    It's too bad too, cause I was thinking about writing some personalized BB apps... I guess I still can, I'd have to pick up Java again... I'm a DBA by trade, but I'm sure I can develop a couple simple apps for fun...

    Kind of off topic, but do any of youknow if I use the current JDK I'd be able to write apps for the 9000? and is java the only language you can use? I think it would be easier if I can write in C#.

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    Well,... what a bold of crap

    Well I just went to Rogers today, a new battery didn't fix the problem, it won't even turn on now,.. I guess it's officially dead.... So I asked about the Bold,

    Sure enough the sales person was shocked, it actually showed up on her ordering page, she seemed a little skeptical about it launching this week, until she seen that, but here's the shocker, to get it... I would have to renew my contract for 2-3 years (ok that's not a shocker, but this is....) and.... get ready.... 725$!!!!! now... She said it might only be an introductory offer, but who knows... I think I'll be sticking to my barely Y2K compliant Nokia phone for now I'd like to know how this 300 - 400$ price range came into play on the other posts in these forums...


    let me know if anyone finds out how to get it for this price...

    Thanks...

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