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Old 03-19-2004, 06:14 PM   #1
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Today was the first 50 degree day of the year and I decided to wash my car. As I was leaning over the bucket of hot water, PLOP, in goes my cell phone. Oh ***t!, I grab it as fast as possible but its already too late. If it doesen't dry out and work then i'm out $250. WOW am I a MORON!
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Nope, use air, rip the cell apart, and buy one of those 10dollar cans of compressed air and dry it out that way. (dont ask how I know )
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Silly thing to have happen...they need to invent waterproof cell phones like they have waterproof camera
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you can go to your insurance company and buy a personal articles floater and it will cost you about $30 with a zero deductible to cover your phone against anything. If your company doesn't offer that policy State Farm does.
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ive dropped mine in the crapper more than once...
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Nope, use air, rip the cell apart, and buy one of those 10dollar cans of compressed air and dry it out that way. (dont ask how I know )
Very good advice. It'* not the water that is the problem, it'* the electrical current flowing through the water that'* the problem. Leave the thing OFF and let it dry. If you can disassemble the phone, good. If not, place in a warm and dry place for a couple of days. I do this for a living and have seen my fair share of liquid damaged phones. Some customers are very lucky to have their phones still work after such a bath.
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Sorry to hear that. I once forgot my cell in my pocket
and wash it with my clothes. Had to replace it.
I wanted to kick my own
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