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I think that my blackberry cuve may have a little bit of water damage because someone spilled a drink on it last night. I took the battery out and put it back in and the phone comes on and the messages are still coming in but none of the buttons work. the scroll ball will scroll but when u press it nothing happens and none of the other buttons do anything either. i tried just using a blow dryer to dry it but that didnt seem to help. what can i do aside from having to buy an all new phone?

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First, to check if there is water damage inside the phone, you can check the water mark sticker.
When you take the back piece off your phone, on the left of the battery inside a rectangle shaped cut-out in the plastic, you will see a little square. If it is red/pink this means there is definitely water damage, if its white then no water has reached that part of your phone. Unfortunately if its turned red or pink Blackberry will not repair it free of charge.
That being said, you can try completely submerging your phone in a bowl of rice. This will draw the moisture out and hopefully get your phone in working condition again, this has worked for myself and many friends.

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