Friday, November 19, 2010

What to do when your BlackBerry gets wet?

Have you ever accidently dunked you BlackBerry? Did you wonder what you should do next? Can you save it?

Take a peek.

What to do when your BlackBerry gets wet?: "

Have you ever (or a friend) dropped their BlackBerry in the toilet or water before and don’t know what to do? (Most of the time people drop their phone in the toilet) And then the first thing you do is try to turn it back on to see if it is still work. But its NOT! So what do you do? Maybe it’s time to switch to an iPhone? But you only got your BlackBerry a few months ago…

Well first of all, you do not need to go get yourself an iPhone. Second of all, you can probably retreive your phone if you follow the suggestions in this article.

It probably won’t be a good idea to try to turn your phone back on when it is soaking wet, cause you’ll probably end up blowing something up. So the best thing to do is dry the phone first and then draw out all the moisture in the device. There are several ways you can do, put the phone in:

  • a ziplock bag of uncooked rice and let it sit for a few hours

  • a bag with some silica packets

  • an oven with just the oven light on for a few days

  • a bag of clay-based absorbent

  • the sun

or you can blow dry it for a couple hours, while panting and worrying about your phone and hope it’ll be fine.

But if your phone happens to fall in salt water, you will need to rinse the phone out with distilled/deionized water first in order to remove the salt. You shouldn’t rinse with tap water because the minerals/ions are conductive and will remain there after the water dries, which may cause a short circuit later on.

So no need to take out another few hundred bucks to get another BlackBerry and definitely don’t need to switch to an iPhone, follow these steps and your phone will be running as new!

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