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    My curve fell in a puddle of water....

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    I dropped my blackberry curve in about an inch of water on Saturday.

    I immediately put it in rice and left it there. Haven't touched it since.

    Now I dropped my phone in the water late Saturday so it's been one full day of leaving it in the rice.

    How many more days should I leave it in the rice? I read I should leave it in for a week, but it didn't get so soaked that it'd need a week to air out.

    I'm really tempted to try and see if it works now. But I also read putting the battery in too early can ruin the phone.

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    Tonight it will have been a full 48 hours. You might want to wait one more full day and then check it out. That should be plenty and everything will have dried out sufficiently by then so that it shouldn't ruin the device.

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    Butterfingers,

    I would listen to Roger, and wait another day. Maybe invest in some sticky gloves so this doesn't happen again.

    I hope everything works out for you. Good luck.

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    You think so?

    It wans't even alot of water. An inch or less.

    I guess I will.

    I have a new ball coming in soon so I might wait until then to use it because I cannot get the current ball back into the casing.

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    Ash i know its tempting but i would follow Rog's word, dont try until at least tomorrow night, remember curiosity killed the cat
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    I have done this a few times. I actually went swimming with my pearl 8100 so I t was definitely submerged. I took the battery out ASAP and let it dry out in the sun until i couldn't see any condensation on the screen. I put the battery back in and it worked fine. after that I got a Curve 8330 and gave my pearl to my girlfriend (it is still working for her). I have since fully submerged my curve twice, did a battery pull, and let it dry out before using it and it is still kicking.

    this is the #1 reason that i will always buy a Blackberry. I have had several other phones that have gotten wet a fraction of what abuse I have put my BB's through and bricked them. I would follow the advice here on the thread but I personally would not be too concerned about it as long as you have pulled the battery and have had it in rice for a day or two.

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    rice--- what a wonderful thing! lol
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    Take this with a grain of salt - or rice - but submersing in only an inch of water wasn't enough. Since I got my Blackberry I haven't found an ocean deep enough to drown it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashGordon View Post
    Take this with a grain of salt - or rice - but submersing in only an inch of water wasn't enough. Since I got my Blackberry I haven't found an ocean deep enough to drown it in.
    However, a washing machine will def do the trick, ask my youngest son.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chokem View Post
    However, a washing machine will def do the trick, ask my youngest son.
    Lol ya I've washed 2 blackberrys one went through the dryer too bricked em both lol good luck getting it back, hope it works out for ya
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    Oh it was a couple of years ago, it did not survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chokem View Post
    Oh it was a couple of years ago, it did not survive.
    lol I wasn't saying I hope yours is better.....I was talking about the original poster^^^

    If one of yours had done that recently I'm sure I'd of gotten a text lol
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    rice usually does the trick...put it in a ziplock bag. You could also youtube it...plenty of vids of this sorta thing.
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