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    Well my blackberry went for a swim in my fish tank. it works fine, I think it works even better than before. I'm just wondering if there would be future problems that I should be keeping an eye out for. Because I had other phones that dropped before and was fine for a day or two and then all of a sudden it would take a crap on me

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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i just wanted to say... sorry to hear that!!!! Hope every thing works out. Good luck

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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    I would let it completely dry before using it again. If water hits a charge and then grounds to something then you'll have a major problem.

    Give it a day in a warm place to get most of the moisture out.

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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    Quote Originally Posted by reddog187 View Post
    I would let it completely dry before using it again. If water hits a charge and then grounds to something then you'll have a major problem.

    Give it a day in a warm place to get most of the moisture out.

    definitely do as reddog says, on the other hand, once your phone is dry I dont think you would have any more trouble, I dropped my then brand new pearl into a bucket while working on some stuff , the first thing I did was turn it on, but as i did I realize i was doing wrong so took the batt off and spent 2 hours drying it with a hair dryer, the next day it was fine to use, never had any problems afterwards.

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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    you will eventually see some sort of problem with your deice, try and dry it out, sometimes the problems wont show for months down the road. if you look inside your device where the battery goes there is a water indicator if it's blood red thats usually not a good sign if it's pale pink or pale red then you have a better chance of it running
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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    If you really want to get technical about it you need to disassemble your phone and wipe the residue from your logic board and components! your phone retains moisture very like everyone says dry it out the best you can. On your battery clean the connectors on the phone and the batt to avoid corosion like a car batt. other than that yur pretty lucky
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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    Yep one thing to do as soon as it gets wet is to take the battery out, and lay each piece on the top rack in the oven... turn it on to about 125 degrees and let it dry out for a couple of hours.
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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    Quote Originally Posted by brooke03 View Post
    Yep one thing to do as soon as it gets wet is to take the battery out, and lay each piece on the top rack in the oven... turn it on to about 125 degrees and let it dry out for a couple of hours.

    ewww! i think it would be better to stick it in front of a fan in a sunny room than risk burning it to a crisp. to each their own i suppose

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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    It's not going to burn it to a crisp. Try a google search on this topic and this is the recommended method... I've done it a few times... works like a charm as long as you keep it on a very low heat setting.
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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    Quote Originally Posted by brooke03 View Post
    It's not going to burn it to a crisp. Try a google search on this topic and this is the recommended method... I've done it a few times... works like a charm as long as you keep it on a very low heat setting.
    not arguing that doesn't work. it will be like a infant, constant and watchful eye during the process. sorry i dont trust things like that.

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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    It would be better to give it some time to dry up. You may also want to consider blow air on it to expedite the process of drying. Hope everything turns out well.
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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    I read an article awhile back on electrics and water accidents. It stated that if you get some of them little white packs of stuff that comes in electric packing boxes that absorbed the moister and dump them in a bowl with the device and put a lid on it and let it set a few days it will suck all the moister out of the parts. I have never tried it but good luck.

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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    yeah i heard if you put your phone in warm rice it sucks out moisture also! But if you know what your doing take your phone apart and wipe it clean. You just voided your warrenty anyways

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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    Wow thanks for all the advice. I didn't expect for anyone to reply so fast. Well I just took apart the phone just now and it has been off since I posted this. I whiped off most of the water visible to my eyes and salt sediments started forming already so I clean that off too.

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    Re: BB went for a swim.

    How did it turn out?

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