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    My wife's spilled water onto her Blackberry

    Per procedure, I placed it in a plastic pot full of rice, wrapped that round with cling film and put it on a radiator for a couple of hours.

    Just checked it. Now I have a Blackberry full of water AND rice.


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    I have one of these just for these moments Thirsty Bag - iFixit

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    Thats probably karma for getting a blackberry in the first place (iPhone user here!).


    Give taking the case off, then placing it under a desk lamp (if you have one) for a few days, the heat should gently evaporate the water enough to remove it from the phone. Worked on the Gadget Show anyway

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    The first thing they suggested on the gadget show was to power it off and remove the battery asap and have the battery and phone seperate from each other whilst drying it out for at a least a few good days to a week before attempting to put back together and power back on again.

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    Take battery out and put in a towel in the cylinder cupboard for a week that usually does the trick.

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    Airing cupboard for a few days to week (make sure you pat it dry before hand and remove the battery asap). If you can...get a few dry towels, wrap the phone up in them (so it has no chance of escape - perhaps also putting it in a tumble dryer net) and tumble dry for 10 mins (I did this myself on my phone before putting it in the airing cupboard)

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    The correct recovery proceedure requires:

    1 well soaked Blackberry
    5 ml lemon juice
    50 g jam sugar


    1. Put the blackberry in a large, microwaveable bowl with the lemon juice. Cook on full power for 4 minutes, or until the device is soft.
    2. Stir in the sugar and when completely dissolved, cook for 15–20 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes.
    3. To test when the jam is ready, after 15 minutes, spoon a little jam onto a chilled saucer, cool for a few seconds then push a finger across it. If the surface wrinkles, it has reached setting point, if not, cook the jam for a further 3 minutes, then test again. Continue testing every 3 minutes until setting point is reached.
    4. Stand for 5 minutes, then pour into warm sterilised jar, seal and label.

    Thats the best thing you can do with it! Next time buy an iPhone.

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    Thanks to all for suggestions.

    I don't have a microwave so I couldn't test that (though I'd have thought some apple would have been required too?) - and for all those suggesting the airing cupboard . . . with the installation of a combi boiler a few years ago, mine is sadly no more.

    Should have mentioned that the first thing we did was whip the battery out . . . happily the radiator did the trick and the device is back to its old self. And while I am glad I am not buying a new BB, I am even more so not to be buying a new iPhone [kerching!] ;-)

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    Trade-in both the wife and the Blackberry and see if you can get a HTC.

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