fully submersed blackberry!
jamesTkirk
Newbie

Just to let you all know...

 

i left my BB in my pocket while canyoneering and had to swim across a pool in a slot canyon. i later realized my mistake! the red LED was on in the front. i removed the battery and the memory card and shook the water out of the unit. i then let it sit for a day with the back cover off and placed it in direct sunlight for awhile. when i fired it up i had 'app error 523' displayed.

 

i installed BB desktop manager on my PC, connected the device and reinstalled the latest OS plus some apps. i'm happy to say the device is back to normal! i lost my addresses but all of the data on the memory card is OK. i'm getting an 'encrypted data unaccessable' error right now, guess i need to reformat the card...

 

so it seems that as long as it is not underwater for too long and it was in freshwater, you can revitalize it!

 

cheers!

 

Kirk Out

 

 

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Re: fully submersed blackberry!
SaNDman
Contributor - Level 3

You should put Blackberry with battery out and back cover removed, in a bag of "uncooked" rice, then put it in direct sunlight, or someplace else hot, like near a LCD or Plasma television, for a day or so. (underwater)  The "uncooked" rice will act like a desiccant, it will help take out whatever water is still left in your phone.:smileywink: 

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Re: fully submersed blackberry!
StreetDocRN
Champion - Level 1

Hi,

Sandman is correct, even though I had to look up and see what 'desiccant' meant. 

Doc

Ps:  Sandman got a Kudos point for using Big words...LOL

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Re: fully submersed blackberry!
SaNDman
Contributor - Level 3

Thanks for kudos! I never thought "desiccant" was a "big word." Since you already looked it up,  it's use help to help remove moisture from objects. In food industry it's clearly labeled as "desiccant.":smileysurprised:

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