Question about RIM BlackBerry? Curve 8330 Cellular Phone
I didn't drop this phone near water but felt the moisture was the issue with hot summer temps. with the 8330 bb, none of the buttons (only trackball worked- no buttons) Leaving it in rice for a day didn't work at all.
On the last resort attempt, believe it or not, the oven trick did!
1. preheated for 200˚F
2. turned off oven
3. took battery out of BB
4. placed on plate
5. left bb for exactly 20mins in closed oven
6. once i took bb out I waited 5 mins and then placed battery and turned on.
7. worked like a charm
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
1) set your oven to 200 degrees F.
2) turn the oven OFF.
3) Remove the battery from the phone, and place the
phone in the oven (on a plate).
4) Close the oven, and keep the phone inside for at least 3 hours.
This should remove any moisture affecting your keys.
5) Please don't forget that your phone is in the oven :)
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
So last nite I was laying down with my baby girl 2 wake up in the middle of the nite to my buttons not workin' on my curve... I was hott!!! So i googled it and came to this site realizing somehow moisture must've got to the buttons... I tried blow drying it.... I tried everything... So then i was taking the clothes out of the dryer and decided while the clothes were still warm I would stick the phone in there and I'll be darned if I pulled the phn out 10 min of letting it set in there While I got the clothes out the buttons started to work again!!!! WOOT WOOT for me looks like today jus may be a good day... And i wonder how ppl ever lived wit out cell phones.... ( : hope this helps....
Posted on Mar 07, 2010
I experienced a similar issue today. The weather outside is burning and I was sweating while I had a conversation - the sweat must have been too much for the phone, because only my track-ball worked. I followed the "oven-advice" and it really worked. I had tried leaving it to dry for a few hours, I had used compressed air and everything, but nothing worked. I turned the over on 200 degrees, turned it off when it reached 200 and put my phone on a paper cloth on top of a plate, and "baked" it for about 40 minutes. I let it cool off for 10 minutes, plugged back in my battery and SIM card and it works like nothing happened. Thank you for your help and advice everyone!
Posted on May 02, 2010
So I got a little water on the keys yesterday...took out the battery fast and dried it off then put it back together...it worked then...and forgot about it...about 4 hours later i pick it up and only the trackball work and not the keys....so i tired compress air...that didn't work....read this thread....was pretty worried. Anyways so I simply put my laptop (on) in my backpack bag along with my blackberry (back case off) and basically cooked it overnight with the heat from the laptop. woke up about 5 hours later and the blackberry works just fine now. Might not work for everyone...esp if its not moisture and if it is moisture...then if it didn't fry the circuits. Hope this helps someone.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
Is there any other way i can fix my buttons without putting it in the oven, as i really dont want to risk it....
Posted on Jul 17, 2011
I have had the exact same issue. What I have read so far is that there is a moisture sensor beneath the track bar or keys and if any moisture gets on those it somehow locks them. Unfortunately I have not yet found a way to fix this. I was trapped in the rain yesterday and my phone was in my pocket that is what happened to mine--It has to be dry now. Another interesting way to remove moisture from a phone is putting it in a bowl of rice.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
THE OVEN TRICK WORKS 100%!!!!
I had a blackberry curve 8330 with some kind of water damage - NONE of the keys were working or the trackball.. Put the oven on 200F - turned it off - put the phone in for approx. 20 minutes - popped the battery in = PERFECTION! Its crazy, but it REALLY works!
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
Had the Same problem, set up the blow dryer about 8 inches away from it on low and left it for a while. Works now. That is all.
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
One of my customers had this problem and what she did to fix it was leave the battery out of the phone over night... Seemed to have resolved the problem. Give it a try.
Also, Your return button works just like a scrollball press. Try that and see if that will get you through.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
I can't believe it!!! I saw the oven post and thought it was insane, tried everything loading OS, deleting all Apps and reloading, Nothing!!! As a last resort I tried the oven 200 degrees shut it off placed the phone (less battery) on a plate and went to sleep, woke inserted battery and everything was back to normal, thanks everyone...
Posted on Jun 18, 2010
I was freaking out just a minute ago, happened to me, whoever said that there was a wet sensor, or w/e under the key pad was probably right, I put my phone without the battery on top of my space heater and put a hat on top to keep the heat in. Probably for about 30 minutes now it works fine. If you heat up the phone in the over or space heater and it isnt working, u didnt do it long enough.
Posted on Feb 27, 2010
OMG! The oven thing TOTALLY WORKS! I had my cell in my pocket the night before for hours as I was working in a professional kitchen. Obviously, I won't do this again...
Posted on Sep 13, 2010
Your having a hardware issue. Check your local service & repair location for an internal hardware check. If you have insurance and pass inspection then your device can be replaced without cost. If you don't have insurance, but pass inspection, it will cost you a small minimum amount.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
My 8900's buttons randomly stopped working while i was at work today. So i got home and wrapped it up in a black t-shirt and left in the sun for about an hour and the brought it inside turned it on and BOOM! so i figure this confirms almost every solution on this page.
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
Bad news for me. The oven trick didn't work for my Blackberry curve 8900. This is the second time I have had this fault on my phone. the first occurred when I went to a concert. Afterwards I took my phone from my pocket and then found that none of the batteries worked. Orange replaced the phone as it was in warranty. This time the same problem happened whilst I was having a kick around. Absolutely shocking that a phone can get 'water damage' in these circumstances!
Posted on May 31, 2010
Holy cow the oven trick worked for me .... Wife thought I was crazy and was bitchin that I was gonna melt her phone ..... But in the end I saved the day ...
Posted on Apr 29, 2012
Umm i have a blackberry bold 9000 and everything works bar the space bar i havent tried the rice or oven yet, i just think its strange that everything works bar one key
Posted on Aug 21, 2010
My phone wont make or receive calls it displays call failed
Posted on Nov 11, 2010
I followed this guide and at first it sort of worked but not fully, so I went back to the oven, this time though I left the oven on :/ and now my BB has been roasted :(
Posted on Aug 21, 2011
OVENNN!!!!! that is definitely the way to fix your phone trust me! Dont cook it though. Put it in a preheated oven (200F)!
Posted on Apr 13, 2011
My curve just started the same thing today. Mine has never been wet in the 12 months I owned it.
Instead of sticking it in the oven, I took the battery out and left the back cover off and placed my phone in front of my pc's power supply fan for a couple hours.
The mildly warm air being forced out of the pc and into my phone was just the ticket to "dry out" my non web blackberry :)
Posted on Jul 20, 2010
Saima I just got my blackberry curve 8520 fixed by putting a new scroll in and now my keypad buttons aren't working what can I do plz get back to me ASAP!!!
Posted on Jul 28, 2013
I just wanna thank u gus, I just have the same problem and I was lucky to find u after I tried everything,
but I don't have an oven so i made it in an empty water boiler,
and it worked guys, thank u so much for your help..
Posted on Feb 04, 2013
The oven method does work but it seriously messes up ur keys i tried it and ma keys has gone all soft and they ent working too well so plzz help!!!! and im on pay as u go soplease help i have a blackberry curve 9320
Posted on Oct 28, 2012
Ok i have a blackberry curve 8520 lastnight it went bazzurk none of the keypad would work only the tracker so i could still scroll for sum strange reason wen this happens i figured out if you run both thumbs around the keys it should return to normal
Posted on Aug 21, 2012
The oven thing really works! Mine got damaged cause I took it with me to the grocery store in the pouring rain and first I tried the blowdryer, didn't fix it, then tried putting it on top of organic baking soda with a plastic bag on top but that didn't work. Then I got on here and tried the oven thing, and the first 20 mins it didn't work too well, but I put it in for another 15 minutes and works perfectly.
Posted on May 14, 2012
Hello, i have a bb curve 8520 and im having a bit of a problem.
about 3 weeks ago i was outside in the rain and it was raining really badly, i had my phone out becuase i had a message the screen kept getting wet and so was the keyboard (basically whole phone).
then a few days after it got a little wet the keys was putting loads of letters in when i wasnt presseing anything at all. so i descided it may have been a software error (at the time i had had no idea it may have anything to do with the rain)
so with me thinking it may have ben a software area i got the password wrong 10 times so it wiped the phone, then plugged it in to my pc and put the newest software back on, when i do9ne this none of the keys att all would work and it would only let me scroll still ,so i put an older sotfware on.then still didnt work.
i took it to a phone shop and because i have no insurance they said i will need to pay about 55pound. i dont really have that kjind of money.
then i read through lots of furums and they said try the rice so i did still never worked.then they said try to tumble dryer and the hair dryer tryed both neither worked. after 3 weeks of not having my bb working it getting really anoiying.
please comment on any thing to do.
i dont really wont to put in the oven ro be honest,i have also tryed put it near an eltric fan that gets really hot that didnt work, any ideas please and ideas are welcome .
bassically the problem i have with my bb curve 8520 is that i can only scroll and it wont let me click on anything an none of the keys work at all.
thanks just really want it fixed :(
Posted on Oct 11, 2011
Keys are frozen on a blackberry curve 8520, I did a soft reset 4 times and I took the battery out neither worked. What do I do next?
Posted on Sep 13, 2010
Same thing happened to me yesterday and i left it on my charger from 6:15-2:30 and i was gonna go to the sprint store to see what was going on and it was working. and now its doing the same thing but it snowed and i had it in my jacket pocket the whole time it didn't get soaked but the screen got a little wet it was working and then all of the sudden it frozzed
Posted on Jan 30, 2010
Does the phone still have a vailed warranty? If so inform the developers and they will send you another. I the warranty has expired unscrew the back and gain access into the keypad, check the circut board for and miss soldurings and if you can't find any put it back together and take it to a repair shop
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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