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Water and Liquid Damage

 

The common misconception is that removing or drawing out all the moisture in your device is akin to repair.  It's not.  It's not the liquid that most commonly causes irreversible and serious damage to your device.

 

In fact, it's the deposits and corrosion that the liquid leaves behind which leads to the most serious and often irreversible damage. The evidence of the damage may not surface for a few weeks when it begins to act "flaky."

Step 1

Remove the battery. Batteries contain acid. Water helps the acid escape from the battery, and acid in your phone is bad. Put a stop to that immediately.  

Step 2

Dry it as well as you can. This is where the rice trick has some value, because it helps draw moisture from the phone. Think of it as first aid, not the cure. You’re doing what you can to minimize the damage that will take place before the real repair begins.

Step 3

Leave it powered off.  Do not reinsert the battery.  Have a qualified technician perform a Water Damage Treatment on your device.  A proper water/liquid damage repair addresses the damage caused by the moisture.  It includes disassembly of the phone (or device) exposing all switches and electrical contacts, ultrasonic cleaning in a 100% alcohol bath, removal of all deposits and/or corrosion left behind by the moisture and finally re-seal or lacquering of the system mainboard.

 

News

Drone Delivery Canada partners with Ontario’s Region of Peel on delivering defibrillators

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has announced a partnership with Peel Regional Paramedic Services to develop a first-of-its-kind AED (automatic external defibrillator) delivery by drone program for the Region of Peel. An AED is a portable device that checks a patient’s heart for cardiac arrhythmias and can send an electric shock to try to restore a normal rhythm. Working with...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:46:55 +0000
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Valve’s Steam Summer Sale is now live, offering deals on games galore

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With the summer season officially starting this week, so too does Valve’s ever-popular annual Steam Summer Sale. Running from June 22nd to July 5th, the sale will offer PC gamers discounts of up to 80 percent off on a variety of games. Below you’ll find some of the featured deals, listed in CAD: Middle-Earth: Shadow of...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:19:23 +0000
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Critics say Bill C-51 reforms don’t go far enough to protect Canadian privacy

OnePlus 5 features 1.6x optical zoom, not the claimed 2x

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In yet another bout of controversy, it looks like OnePlus’ recently revealed OnePlus 5 doesn’t actually include the advertised 2x optical zoom, a feature that puts the popular ‘never settle’ Android device’s camera in-line with the iPhone 7 Plus’ shooter, as well as Asus’ recently released ZenFone Zoom 3 (which actually features 2.3x optical zoom). A...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:18:06 +0000
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Valve’s new ‘Knuckles’ VR controller is capable of tracking individual fingers

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Modern high-end virtual reality could soon get significantly more intuitive and interactive. While the Vive’s wands and the Oculus Rift’s Touch controllers do a decent job of allowing players to manipulate objects in VR, Valve’s new ‘Knuckles’ controllers take virtual reality interaction to a new level. With Knuckles, players insert their hand between a main...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:30:45 +0000
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South Park: Phone Destroyer soft-launches in Canada on iOS and Android

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Ubisoft has announced that its new free-to-play South Park mobile game, South Park: Phone Destroyer, developed by its RedLynx studio through a collaboration with South Park Digital Studios, is now available in Canada. South Park: Phone Destroyer combines real-time combat with card collecting and features the series’ trademark visual style. Gameplay focuses on player vs....

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:12:54 +0000
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Earn gift cards with BlackBerry Messenger Rewards in Canada

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Billaway, a U.S.-based marketing company that gives mobile phone customers rewards for completing surveys, is bringing its services to BlackBerry Messenger users in Canada. The program, referred to as BBM Rewards, will offer gift cards to customers who engage in surveys and other activities using Billaway’s cloud-based marketing platform, which can be redeemed at major Canadian retailers.  Survey...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:41:44 +0000
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$1 of every uberPOOL ride in Toronto on June 25th will be donated to ‘The 519’

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Uber is partnering with ‘The 519,’ a non-profit organization, in celebration of Pride Toronto. On June 25th Uber will donate $1 — ranging all the way up to $10,000– of every uberPool ride in Toronto to the charity. The 519 has served the local neighbourhood and the broader LGBTQ+ communities in Toronto and across Canada...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:29:38 +0000
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BlackBerry’s next device rumoured to feature 5.2-inch touch display, Snapdragon 625 or 626

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After the release of the KEYone, Chinese manufacturer TCL appears to be back at it again with another Android-based BlackBerry smartphone. The rumour appeared first on BlackBerry’s official forums and then was re-confirmed by the self-proclaimed ‘Master of cheap scoops,’ Roland Quandt, who tweeted a document pertaining information about the unannounced device. Next BlackBerry from TCL...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:11:20 +0000
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Facebook hopes to expand its ‘profile picture guard’ feature to more countries

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Facebook has announced a new feature for users in India that blocks others from stealing profile pictures. For those who live in India, an option now appears entitled “profile picture guard.” This feature stops people from saving your profile picture or taking screen shots on Android devices. Additionally, other users can’t share or send profile pictures...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:00:26 +0000
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Vancouver developers of Splitter Critters featured in App Store’s ‘Canada’s Best Game Makers’

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Apple is highlighting RAC7, the Vancouver-based developers of the hit game Splitter Critters, as part the “Canada’s Best Game Makers” list on the App Store. The game has players swiping across the screen in order to split the world, solve puzzles and guide critters back to their spaceship. Notably, RAC7 is a team of only two developers — Jesse Ringrose and Jason...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:28:27 +0000
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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Canadian launch pushed back to July 5th

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The Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra’s launch has been pushed back to July 5th in Canada. The mid-range smartphone was previously confirmed for a June 22nd release. In an e-mail statement sent to MobileSyrup, Sony said the new launch date is the result of a shipping delay. The XA1 Ultra will be available through Freedom Mobile and Videotron. Specs-wise, the...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:39:41 +0000
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LG X Power 2 is now available through Canadian carriers for $250 outright

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LG’s follow-up to the battery-focused X Power, the X Power 2, is now available at almost every major Canadian carrier for around $250 outright. The device is available as of today through Fido, Bell, Bell MTS, Virgin Mobile, Videotron and Freedom Mobile, while a Telus spokesperson tells MobileSyrup the device will arrive at Koodo and...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:40:33 +0000
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Latest Pokémon Go update hints legendary Pocket Monsters are on the way

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Intrepid dataminers have examined the latest update to Pokémon Go, revealing that along with revamped gyms and co-operative raids, other features are set to hit the still popular mobile game. Code referring to legendary Pokémon is apparently buried deep within the update, hinting at how players may be able to catch legendary creatures. The Sliph...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:11:33 +0000
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4 reasons to get the Moto E4

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:55:26 +0000
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The Moto E4 is now available at Freedom for $200 outright

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Motorola’s latest budget device, the Moto E4, is now available at Freedom Mobile for $200 CAD outright, where it will be one of the least expensive devices to run on the carrier’s Band 66 LTE network. Motorola also notes that the phone will be available this summer at retailers including Wal-Mart and Staples for $249...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:23:11 +0000
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Burger King ad that made Google Home users regret their purchase wins prestigious Cannes Lion award

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Burger King has won a Cannes Lion, one of the advertising world’s most prestigious awards, for its recent Google Home-inspired ad. The infamous ad started airing earlier this year. It features a Burger King employee who says 15 seconds is not enough time to go through all the ingredients that go into the fast food...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:09:34 +0000
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Cineplex ends support for native BlackBerry 10 app

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Cineplex will no longer support its BlackBerry 10 native application. We’ve received word the BlackBerry Cineplex Entertainment application will no longer function or receive updates from a reader who contacted Cineplex customer support after the app ceased functioning on their BlackBerry device. Cineplex customer support responded by saying: “Currently the Cineplex Mobile application is supported...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:00:09 +0000
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LG’s experimental 77-inch OLED display is enormous, transparent and flexible

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On an almost weekly basis, it seems we catch glimpses of experimental examples of flexible displays that likely won’t ever see broader commercial release. This particular LG flexible display, however, measures in at 77-inches edge to edge and boasts an Ultra HD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. It’s also rather portable, given you’re able...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:13:53 +0000
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Create amazing audio-visual compositions with Google’s Oskar Fischinger-inspired doodle

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In honor of what would have been the 117th birthday of German-American artist Oskar Fischinger, Google has created a new interactive doodle that allows search users to create audio-visual compositions in the animator’s distinctive style. After fleeing Nazi Germany in 1936, Fischinger found work at Paramount Pictures, and he is perhaps best known for his...

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:16:22 +0000
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News for Canada

Senate passes budget bill with no amendments as Parliament breaks for summer

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Senators have agreed to pass the federal budget bill without amendments, ending the possibility of a standoff between Canada's two Houses of Parliament and paving the way for the politicians' summer break.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:07:37 EDT
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NDP leadership candidates debate labour issues and the economy in Toronto

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The five candidates running to be the next federal leader of the New Democratic Party are battling it out in an unofficial debate in Toronto tonight in an event hosted by the United Steelworkers union.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:09:43 EDT
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Talks with Pentagon over 'interim' fighter jets continue despite Boeing snub

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The Liberal government is still talking with the Pentagon about buying a handful of fighter jets on an interim, urgent basis. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan seems to be still pinning his hopes on a deal for Boeing Super Hornets, despite another high-profile snub of the U.S. aerospace giant this week.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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'Hopefully, someday we'll see justice': Elliot Lake marks 5 years since deadly mall collapse

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The community of Elliot Lake, Ont., is marking a tragic anniversary on Friday. Five years ago, a deadly mall roof collapse killing two of their citizens. The site of the disaster remains vacant as a daily reminder of what occurred on June 23, 2012.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:58:01 EDT
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Alcohol responsible for more hospital admissions than heart attacks last year: report

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There were more hospital admissions in Canada last year for alcohol-related conditions than for heart attacks.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:01:18 EDT
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'You are not a leader': RCMP boss's testimony about Moncton shootings inflames corporal

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A New Brunswick Mountie says he felt betrayed and sickened by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson's testimony in Moncton, N.B., last week about protecting the lives of officers.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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York Regional, Nishnawbe Aski police to investigate Indigenous teens' deaths in Thunder Bay

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Ontario's Chief Coroner says the York Regional and Nishnawbe Aski Police Services will now be involved in the investigations into the deaths of 17-year-old Tammy Keeash and 14-year-old Josiah Begg.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:12:22 EDT
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New video call service for people who are deaf mistaken for telemarketing

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A service that helps people who are deaf and hard of hearing make phone calls is being mistaken for a telemarketing service, resulting in slammed down phones and cut lines before the person has a chance to communicate.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 EDT
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Black graduates celebrated at special U of T ceremony

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Organizers of a graduation ceremony for black students at Canada's largest university say the event is meant to acknowledge the barriers that remain for people of colour pursuing academia.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:32:07 EDT
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Former Canadian ski coach guilty of 37 sex charges involving girls on his team

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Calling him a "predator" who had total control over the girls and young women he was coaching, a judge has found former Canadian women's ski coach Bertrand Charest guilty of 37 criminal charges, including sexual assault.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Sears Canada to close 59 stores, lay off 2,900 in restructuring

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Sears Canada plans to close dozens of locations and eliminate 2,900 jobs across the country as part of a court-supervised restructuring process.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:55:58 EDT
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Nunavut loses 5 public housing units to fire in 3 weeks

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With no vacant units immediately available, 5 families are forced to rely on relatives after fires in Rankin Inlet, Pangnirtung and Pond Inlet.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:24:17 EDT
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How the murder of a 12-year-old shoeshine boy forever changed Toronto the Good

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Forty years ago, Yonge Street was better known as the Sin Strip — an artery of downtown Toronto that was home to dozens of strip clubs and body rub parlours, a legal grey zone to which politicians and police often turned a blind eye. That all changed in the summer of 1977.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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'They're all good children': How school staff try to coax Natuashish kids back to class

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The challenges facing young people in Natuashish are the kind that keep them out of school.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:30:00 EDT
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Why wages aren't rising while workers remain in short supply: Don Pittis

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Where did inflation go and how do we get it back? As Canada readies for its latest look at the state of rising prices, struggling workers want to know.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Montreal man suspected in stabbing of police officer at Michigan airport

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A Montreal resident accused of stabbing a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., on Wednesday is being described by acquaintances as a "good person" and a quiet family man.


Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:19:24 EDT
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'Truly broken': Workplace report highlights culture of fear, intimidation at Edmonton prison

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Edmonton's maximum-security prison is operating on a dystopian system of fear, harassment and bullying, according to an internal report obtained by CBC News.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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More duties coming, as softwood lumber has potential to 'throw NAFTA off the rails'

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The other shoe is set to drop for softwood lumber producers Friday as the U.S. Commerce Department is expected to reveal preliminary anti-dumping duties on Canadian imports.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Farmer charged after more than 1,200 pigs found dead in 'flooded, manure-filled barn'

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A 27-year-old southwestern Ontario man is facing eight animal cruelty charges after pigs were found in a flooded, manure-filled barn earlier this year.


Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:19:04 EDT
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Could a levy on ISPs help promote Canadian content in the new digital world?

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While the "internet tax" proposed by the Commons heritage committee was criticized for piling more fees onto consumers, many in the media industry feel it had the right intention, writes Ramona Pringle.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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