We were using a 12' aluminum dinghy to shuttle ourselves from the public boat ramp on Gardner's Lake to Craig's new boat, which was moored a few dozen feet out. On the second day of the trip, I tried getting in the dinghy, which I thought was firmly braced against a rock. It wasn't. Next thing you know, the boat upended and capsized, sending me into the water and thoroughly soaking everything in my pockets, which included my Blackberry. As soon as I righted myself, I checked the phone and it was, of course, dead. And now, in the spirit of saving soaked mobile devices everywhere, I hereby submit unto you the step-by-step directions for resuscitation...
- Remove the battery.
- Start up your car or truck
- Crank the heat through the defroster and wait for it to warm up.
- Place your soaked mobile device directly over the vent on the dash, with the battery compartment facing the vent.
- Wait 15 minutes, or until the condensation disappears from the device's screen (whichever comes first).
- Re-insert battery and pray.
Thankfully, this worked, although my Blackberry now has a sticky # key, which I suppose I'll live with until it's time to upgrade.