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    Okay, back on July 4th my berry and I went swimming. No, not on purpose. Long story short, after a week, I got it to boot back up and am running with only minor little quirks.

    Except one. The battery now drains very quickly. Any tips on how I can find if maybe a program is draining it? I always shut off the browser after returning to the standard home page (MiniOpera).

    Any suggestions?

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    it may actually be the battery itself? Try a new battery.

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    Could be that when you two took the bath it damaged the battery. Try a new battery first. If it keeps draining as fast as me and a cold beer, then it is something with the device itself.

    Did you do anything with the device immediately following its swim lesson? In other words, did you pull the battery and try to dry things out with a bag of rice, a dry diaper or otherwise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoGro View Post
    Could be that when you two took the bath it damaged the battery. Try a new battery first. If it keeps draining as fast as me and a cold beer, then it is something with the device itself.

    Did you do anything with the device immediately following its swim lesson? In other words, did you pull the battery and try to dry things out with a bag of rice, a dry diaper or otherwise?
    I very quickly exited the water and pulled the battery. It sat in a bag with rice for a few days and other quite warm locations, but never in direct sunlight. Sat drying out for almost a week. Quite possibly the battery. I'll try that.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~that is very true. The batttery couldve been damaged and just the battery. Its a shot but I'd give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbatm27 View Post
    I very quickly exited the water and pulled the battery. It sat in a bag with rice for a few days and other quite warm locations, but never in direct sunlight. Sat drying out for almost a week. Quite possibly the battery. I'll try that.
    Perfect. Ya dun good!

    Hopefully it's just the battery and nothing more serious.

    Good luck and keep us posted!

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    Lol, from the title I thought you fused two BBs together or something!

    But glad you were able to save your BB from drowning, .
    I have a BlackBerry and a WhiteApple. :)

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    Yup, thanks to Pinstack for the guidance, it seems I'm not the only to get their berry dunked.

    I'll let ya'll know how it goes.

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    I had my dunked - in the toilet! Yuck.

    Cleaned it and 24 hours later the 8200 was working again. Talk about rugged. I did learn though, as a result of the experience, that the BBerry's now have a diagnostic mode. Select Options -> Status and then type "test"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bga123 View Post
    I had my dunked - in the toilet! Yuck.

    Cleaned it and 24 hours later the 8200 was working again. Talk about rugged. I did learn though, as a result of the experience, that the BBerry's now have a diagnostic mode. Select Options -> Status and then type "test"
    Cool! Nice tip! Did not know that.

    What happens when you run the diagnostics?

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    <---is wondering the same thing about the diagnostics...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bga123 View Post
    I had my dunked - in the toilet! Yuck.

    Cleaned it and 24 hours later the 8200 was working again. Talk about rugged. I did learn though, as a result of the experience, that the BBerry's now have a diagnostic mode. Select Options -> Status and then type "test"
    Thanks for the tip. Good one.

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    It put you in a diagnostic mode and runs a suite of tests that include;
    keyboard
    trackball
    holster detector
    light sensor
    vibrator test
    keypad backlight
    LCD backlight
    LCD pixel test
    LED test
    Handset, Handsfree, microphone and speaker tests
    RF and GPS antenna
    Bluetooth speaker and microphone

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    Quote Originally Posted by bga123 View Post
    I had my dunked - in the toilet! Yuck.

    Cleaned it and 24 hours later the 8200 was working again. Talk about rugged. I did learn though, as a result of the experience, that the BBerry's now have a diagnostic mode. Select Options -> Status and then type "test"
    My 8100 Pearl doesn't show that option. Too bad, would really help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bga123 View Post
    I had my dunked - in the toilet! Yuck.

    Cleaned it and 24 hours later the 8200 was working again. Talk about rugged. I did learn though, as a result of the experience, that the BBerry's now have a diagnostic mode. Select Options -> Status and then type "test"
    yea i just looked into that myself, and I cant do this aswell. seems cool thought.

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