Originally Posted by vector
A coworker for got to take his (its a company phone) Blackberry Curve out of his pocket and ran it through the wash over the weekend. We were trying everything we could think of yesterday but couldn't get it to power on.
Step one: remove the battery IMMEDIATELY. Then take out any SIMM cards or storage cards.
Phase two: Shake out whatever moisture you can, then dry it off as much as possible with towels (Don't use a hair drier or an oven)
Step C: If it fell into salt water, cool-aid, or urine, wash it off with clean tap water then dry it again. (you might want to open the case to make sure it is well-washed -- and DON'T use isopropyl alcohol!!)
Step IV : put it in a bowl of dried (uncooked) rice -- let it sit overnight, if not longer. Make sure its completely covered with rice. If you live in a humid environment you might want to seal the bowl with some plastic wrap. The rice will hopefully draw out the moisture. If you can get your hands on some desiccant packs, that might work even better.
Final approach: Put the battery in, turn it on and hope.