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    Hey guys. Just thought I'd share an interesting and possibly useful tip to you all. I was watching the weather network channel the other day and they had a guy talking about water damage to Blackberry phones and cell phones. If your phone happens to get some sort of water damage, get a bowl of rice and put the phone/blackberry in the bowl and the moisture will start to disappear. If anyone has some water damage to their phone... try it out and let me know if it works.

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    Re: Interesting/Useful Tip

    Theoretically it will work, but it all depends on the situation. It's different for everyone.

    I mean if at any point there is corrosion then you're BB may not work. Depends if there was power, fi you took the battery out right away, what kind of fluid did the damage. A lot of variables.

    But it wouldn't hurt

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    Re: Interesting/Useful Tip

    Wen I azked 2 get a new pearl since my old 1 waz broken from dah scroll wheel a tmo rep azked if a the strip next 2 dah memory card holder waz white or red I don't know if it helpz but yea ~via pearl (official stacker)~

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    Re: Interesting/Useful Tip

    Red means water damage.. haha.

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    yeap the tmo rep was like if its red we cant help you so i was glad dat it waznt
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    Re: Interesting/Useful Tip

    Ya water damage sucks... but if anyone has that problem maybe this rice trick can help them out!

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    Re: Interesting/Useful Tip

    that is a good idea

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    Re: Interesting/Useful Tip

    Definitely pull the battery right away as reddog187 said.

    Quote Originally Posted by rozzy9
    Red means water damage.. haha.
    The carriers will go by the indicator but it's definitely possible to turn the indicator red without any water damage -- say if you carry your BB in your pocket and sweat a lot. It's a bit oversensitive.

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    Re: Interesting/Useful Tip

    I would think it would work to some extent since rice absorbs water. But if that's enough to fix as water-logged bb remains to be seen!

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    Re: Interesting/Useful Tip

    as already stated, theoretically this will work but your phone has to be swiming in water in order for the rice to really work effectively. All you need to do is remove the battery and either use a blow dryer on the phone or leave it on a radiator (or any heat source) to dry up the excess water.

    this is a great idea but I'm not 100% sure it will work quickly and effectively.
    its worth a shot though.
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    Re: Interesting/Useful Tip

    Does it matter if it's long grain, wild, or yellow? What about pilaf?

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    Re: Interesting/Useful Tip

    Does this work on cameras? It's prolly too late now, but my buddy insisted on bringing my camera to an island we kayaked to. When we hiked around, he fell into the water and my camera died. Dammit!

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    Re: Interesting/Useful Tip

    The problem (if you get the battery out quickly after a dunking [and the time frame on that is always questionable]) . . . the problem is more often than not the contaminates in the water. (Read that as microscopic particulates). Remember, tap water is FULL of particulate matter that you can't see.

    We had twelve pc's get flooded once. Here was the manuf. solution: drop them all in a tub of distilled water after taking the bios battery out, then let them soalk briefly and slosh the water over the motherboards for several minutes. After that dry them with compressed air then let them air dry for a week.

    Believe it or not, evey single one fired back up to life and ran for over a year! (The hard drives were even operable on some).

    So . . . it's often the "stuff" in the water as much as the water shorting the darn thing out.

    It'll depend on how much "shorting" went on, I think. But if you can get it clean - that's a good start.

    I've even heard of people dunkning small "got wet" electonics in pure rubbing alcohol - but I have no experience with that soluntion.

    Anyway just some thoughts to pass on. . . .

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