BB Pearl Flip :: Water Damage Indicators - Phone Started Resetting Compulsively
Jun 19, 2010
My cat knocked my 8220 into a sink full of water while I was doing dishes - the phone was submerged for maybe 4-5 seconds, after which I disassembled the phone, dried everything off with a paper towel, and left the components to finish air drying. I didn't put anything into the rice as I heard is the best way to completely soak up any excess moisture, but the phone worked without an issue about two days later. Two weeks after the fact, my phone is unusable as of a few days ago, when it started compulsively resetting. This happened to me a few months ago, not a result of water damage, and I had to have the phone replaced with the one I'm using now. As of today, a tech with my service provider ascertained that the phone needs to be replaced again, and set up an in-store replacement. The reps there however will be looking for water damage, and I am curious to see whether or not they will find any.
The small square sticker near the SIM card slot is pure white, with no markings or smudges or discolouration. However, the sticker at the end of my batter is pink, with very clear darker pink X's on it. I read that if the sticker was pink, it's game over, yet other things I read said that it's okay if it's pink, as long as the X's are discernable. Does anyone know for sure whether or not I'm in trouble?
So when I was sleeping on the couch, my phone and a bottle of water were next to me on the ground. Somehow someway, I think I dropped the bottle of water and obviously water went in it.
Woke up this morning, phone doesn't turn on it, but it feels a bit wet. I open the cover, there was some water on the cover, took out the batter tiny bit of water too. Got a towel and dried it all out (wasn't alot). Not knowing that one shouldn’t turn it back on, I put the battery back in, nothing happens (red light doesn't go on). Turn it on, nothing. I know for a fact the battery didn't die out.
Googled around and found out that I wasn't suppose to turn it on, then read about the indicators, basically they have to be all white, which thank god they are, i.e. the one on top of the battery and the one stuck in the phone, where the battery is placed. Also read the rice and bowl trick, which I just did. So going to leave it for at least 12 hours or so and take it from there. question is I guess, is there any hope, or it's done, coz I put the battery back in and tried turning it on.
today listening to my iPhone at the beach, a huge wave clobbered me. I grabbed it from the water as quickly as I could find it and dried it off asap. I tried to turn it off to keep it from shorting out, but it won't. I have it in a ziploc baggy with 2 pouches of industrial size bags of silica, but every time I try to turn it off it looks like it is powering down and then restarts itself.
My phone has been acting really strange recently (multiple apps shutting down, long app loading time, extremely bad battery life-- almost 20% decrease with 2 hour use) So I visited apple store today and they told me that all of the symptoms were due to water damage of my phone.
And water damage was least of my suspections. Okay so my phone has been near water, but never in it. I take my phone to the shower sometimes for music and that's the closest my phone got to water. The apple store showed me how the supposed to be white sticker inside the charging jack turned red and they told me that my warranty is now void.
They also told me that I need to pay $200 if I want a replacement and that there is nothing they can do when I told them that this phone has never been in water or suffered water related accidents.
I asked them if there was only one water damage indicator in a iphone. The person told me that there were four, two on the outside and two in the inside. He opened up my phone and told me that only one water damage indicator (external one) but they only need one indicator to turn red to void my warranty.
When I repeatedly told him that I never had my iphone near water he told me that it only takes one drop of water to trigger the indicator and that it could be anything like a raindrop. I think this is absurd.
My phone dropped into water a week ago.Aftter drying it, the phone is working fine when I connect it to my pc.When I remove the usb cable it turns off and error jvm 545 pops up.Then I do a master reset and then reloading the OS,.Working fine and then the same thing happen again.
So I'm having a few problems with my iPhone. About 30 hours ago, I dropped my phone into a full sink. It was immersed for probably one or two seconds. I made the mistake of trying to turn it on right away, and it started spazzing - i.e. the startup apple icon screen would come on repeatedly and for a while the screen was flickering.
I looked online and followed people's advice of turning it off, letting the battery die, and leaving it in a cool place to dry. Since this morning the phone has been in a bag of rice drying off. I tried plugging it in tonight (impatiently) and to my delight the phone revived itself after charging for about half an hour. I synced it with my iTunes and sent one or two texts with no problems. But almost immediately my signal went down to no bars and I lost 3G connection.
Since then, it was displaying "Searching..." at the top of the screen, and got bursts of connection enough to receive two texts. Literally I would turn my phone on and all the bars would be there, along with 3G, then within a few seconds no bars again. For the last while it's just said "No Service."
I tried resetting the network settings to no avail, took the sim card out and cleaned it lightly with an eraser, nothing. When I go to "Carrier" under settings, it "searches" for, then finds (after a few minutes), my wireless network, but as soon as I leave the page my connection disappears again.
My question is- does anyone know if water damage can cause this particular kind of problem? Even though my phone is working perfectly otherwise (besides a somewhat mottled, water-spotted screen), is it possible that something within the phone was damaged that will not allow me to get a connection? Or could it be the sim card that is damaged?
I received my Flip 8230 today and have not yet had the chance to activate it and probably won't until tomorrow or Friday. I've been playing with it though to get a good feel for it, and I've noticed that there's no browser installed nor is there any MMS folder or option when sending a picture. I did a search on both issues and found one thread in which it was suggested to resend the service books to remedy the browser problem, so I'll do that as soon as it's hooked up.
What worries me more though is the lack of an MMS folder or MMS option when trying to send a picture. (I can't actually send one of course since my phone isn't activated yet, but the option should still be there.) I did a search on that as well and did find a couple threads about it, but neither really contain an answer to the problem. How do I fix it? I'll be pretty sad if I can't do MMS with this phone.
I've decided that I'm going to sell my Flip on ebay, but I'm having some problems figuring out how to remove all my info from the phone. I don't want to delete the OS and have to reinstall and all that, I just simply want to remove my own personal information that I've put into it.From everything I've read, I simply go to Options > Security Settings > General Settings > Wipe Handheld. On my 8330 I can find this perfectly but on my 8230 it's nowhere to be found? That option is just not there and I can't find it anywhere else either. I know the phone had been restored to factory settings when I received it so there's gotta be a way to do this. Any ideas anyone? Running v188.8.131.52 ETA: Okay, I just went back into General Settings and scrolled down to a few random things listed under Services.I see that when I click those, I'm given the "Wipe Handheld" option. I'll give that a try!
After losing network connection blackberry pearl flip keeps restarting...i turned off all the network connection and once i went to turn them back on the phone just went into reboot mode...i then have to download the OS upgrade in order for my phone 2 come back on...but once i do this im right back to no connection and ultimately doing the same thing over again...
I bought a BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 off Kijiji and every time I flip open my 9220 Pearl Flip I have to enter a code for it to allow me to use the phone. The phone will not allow me to disable the password function. Beside where it says Password: there is a red lock symbol and the word Enabled. I want to be able to use the phone without having to always enter a password.
The speakerphone isn't working for my phone, which also includes the ringer and anything not including the earphone speaker. I dropped my phone and it cracker and only the speakerphone was working. I opened it up and a few things became disconnected including the ear speaker and camera so I reconnected them and they worked but then speaker stopped working after I had taken it apart. Did I somehow manage to disconnect that or ruin the connection? Any tips would be appreciated I think that the speaker is located on the plastic housing that the keypad is attacked to but im not sure.
My T-Mobile 8220 (which was replaced in April because the Bluetooth quit) worked fine for several months (under light use) and then the battery, which was previously long lasting, started to drain rapidly. It began draining 20-30 percent in 24 hours even when the phone was turned off. I thought it was because the battery was over a year old, so I bought an apparently new one, a RIM-branded C-M2 (from EMTC, Inc., for $9.95 including shipping). The new battery performed the same as the original (which was about 14 months old). I've kept everything turned off when the phone is on except the minimum (e.g., no wireless, GPS or Bluetooth service running), reset the phone and updated the software to v. 184.108.40.206; no change.
I then talked to T-Mobile customer service, who considering what I had already tried, had no further suggestions. The CS tech felt there is most likely a problem in the phone's hardware. (The phone is now out of warranty.)As a last step before updating the software to v. .308, recommended in this forum, I drained the battery 100 percent a couple of times, which in each case took about 2.5 days. Still no improvement. In fact, upon completing charging immediately after those two cycles, the battery completely drained essentially overnight.
Has anyone else experienced this? Is the phone on the way out or have I more likely been dealing with two bad batteries?
Does the C3-01 have water damage indicators? Vodaphone claim that mine has suffered water damage. It is less than a year old, has never been wet, dropped in water or used in the bath. The screen suddenly stopped working and when I took it in for repair it came back as water damage along with a photo, which I couldn't make sense of, showing the damage. I've got over a year to run on my contract and I'm paying for internet that I can't use. I've gone back to my previous phone, a 6303 which has spent the last few months sitting in a cupboard, and it works fine. I've had at least 6 Nokia phones over the last few years and have never had a problem. I live in the same house and have the same job, my lifestyle hasn't changed, yet the C3-01 has suffered water damage.
I'm really disappointed and I'd like know whether my faith in Nokia phones is misguided, I will certainly think long and hard about buying another. Is the newer technology (touchscreen) less robust and unable to cope with life?
So this morning I spilled a liquid on my blackberry tour. Just on the left side of my keyboard. Now none of my buttons work, except the trackball still rolls but does not click. I know for a water damaged phone I cannot get a replacement for free, but it did not touch water on the water damage stickers so the stickers are still white. Can I still get a replacement for free, or will the company some how know its water damaged in the front on the inside?
ive just dropped my 8520 down the toilet and got it out straight away and now it turns on a little flickers well loading then goes off what should i do to fix it fully atm its on the raidiator rapped up in kitchen role and now ive just turned it on and it flickered for a few seconds red light on and off and now it is loaded up but the colouring keeps changing and flickering what is best bet to do
The other day I dropped my phone in the ocean, but was able to put it into a bag of rice and let it sit for 24 hours afterwards. It works fine now except for it won't charge. Yesterday I let it die and then plugged it in overnight. The next afternoon when I turned it on it was fully charged. I was hoping that that was the trick, but the next time I tried it wouldn't work. It isn't recognizing being plugged into a wall or my computer. It's a Japanese iPhone if that makes any difference... I've tried cleaning out the USB port on the phone, but that hasn't made any difference.Â
I have a Blackberry 8230 that won't turn on. When the battery is charged, the red light flashes very slowly (about 10 seconds on, 10 seconds off). When I plug the USB cable into the computer, I see the BB hard drive for a brief second or two, then it disappears. It will appear briefly again about 20 seconds later, then disappear again. Is the battery shot? Or could there be something else going on? The phone was on the charger all night.
I have a yellow phone icon with an arrow pointing right on my homescreen. The icon does not appear as a notification. I would like to get rid of this. This is my homescreen, the icon is in the top-left corner
Long time listener, first time caller. If anyone can help, y'all can.Small amount of water entered top of iPhone. Phone kept working, he plugged it in and charged it (car charger) - a few hours later went to take a photo and phone quit working. (After searching, I realize we should not have plugged it in.)
I had him put it in a bag of rice, and kept fingers crossed. No luck yet, but it's only been a day. I suggested leaving it sit and not trying to keep turning it on. I realize it may never come back, but the bigger problem is the texts and phone call history, which really we need to recover. I see from searching that it's not stored on the SIM card.The phone has not been synced or backed up w/iTunes recently. I'd love to have the phone back, but if it stays dead is there any way to recover that text/call data?
Well yesterday i have dropped my Blackberry 9900 in the pool. I then directly used the rice method and left it all night. In the morning i have noticed two red strips one on the battery and the other one in the inner side of the phone where i place the battery. I have been told by a friend that this is the water damage sign. After i noticed the dark pink redish strips i decided to switch it on to verify that everything is working, and yes everything was working fine including the buttons. However the signal was on SOS only!! i thought that the SIM got damaged so i used it with another phone and it worked with connection signal full bars!! but when i put it back into my blackberry the SOS sign appear again!
A couple days ago, my BB Curve 8520 (which I've had a little over a year) died. I thought it was just the battery, so I plugged it in and it took longer than normal (at least 4 minutes) to load the black BB screen and it stayed stuck on the carrier logo (TMobile) screen. I thought maybe it was just taking longer for some reason, so I left it and came back to it a few hours later and it was STILL on the TMobile logo screen!!! I removed the battery and noticed that the water damage indicator is now a light blue color....I have NEVER heard of that marker turning blue.....what does this mean?? I called customer technical support and they could not answer my question because they say they've never heard of it.....c'mon, I cannot be the ONLY person in the world with TMobile who happens to have the only phone with a phone behaving this way and with a blue water damage indicator!
Where to buy HTC water damage indicator sticker replacement? I honestly don't know why I keep getting HTC's. 4 P4000's that all became bricks, 1 Diamond that broke within months, and now my new Touch Pro 2. The Diamond is known for having the water damage sticker in a place that it can be triggered by anything and they wouldn't fix it. 2 of my 4 P4000's had the sticker trigger for no reason as well.
Now I'm having problems (software mostly) with my TP2 and was about to bring it in. Sometime in the last week or so the water damage indicator turned bright red & now I know they won't even look at it. If there are ones inside I'm sure they will be fine as the phone wasn't actually near water.I've looked EVERYWHERE. There's water damage sticker replacements for all kinds of phones but not for HTC's.Does anyone know where I can find them? This particular strip/sticker is the rectangle one that starts as white with tiny crossed red lines. Even if someone knows if another company uses the same sticker I will get that!
I have an old iPhone 3g that I have been letting my kid use as a touch since upgrading to the 4s. He dropped it in the toilet. I put it in rice and let it dry for a week. I was able to restore it using iTunes. It now will charge and iTunes does recognize that the iPhone is plugged in when I try to sync. However, it gives me an error message saying that something is either wrong with the phone or it is inactive, so it won't sync. I don't want to activate it, he just uses it for games and music. I have been using an old sim card to try to connect.
About 5 weeks ago, I got my iPhone 4s wet. It was not completely submerged in water and had a phone cover on it at the time.I put it in a bag of rice for about 3 weeks and it is now fully functional.The buttons, sound, camera, touch screen, etc... it works the way it did before. The only way the phone will turn on is if I connect it to the charger, but it will only stay on for a few mins before a red line appears across the screen and fades out then will power itself up again. If i leave it connected to the charger it will keep doing this over and over again.