DON'T do this... I just wrecked my phone.General


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  1. colornshape

    colornshape Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I used compressed air to clean my phone this morning and I wrecked the microphone by directing the air stream into the usb port.

    Not that I think there is, other than me, a single person on the planet stupid enough to do that.

    Matt
     

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  2. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member

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    well, in general im sure it would work, you can't like put the tip RIGHT IN the usb connector though....lol

    sorry for your loss friend, you live and learn.
     
  3. tarponbeach

    tarponbeach Well-Known Member

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    Don't feel bad, I did the exact same thing to my old iPhone 3Gs. Toasted the microphone. Fixed under warranty.
     
  4. colornshape

    colornshape Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    THanks, you guys. If I hadn't anticipated my stupidity and gotten insurance, I'd be a lot more upset.

    At least I didn't just update to 2.1 and spend many hours setting us my phone last weekend. Yeah, I did.

    Matt
     
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  5. shizzy1427

    shizzy1427 Well-Known Member

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    Well now you can roll back to 1.5 and gain root so theres always that :)
     
  6. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member

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    definitely a silver lining there.
     
  7. colornshape

    colornshape Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Good point. At least I won't have to type my gmail password ten times a day anymore.

    Matt
     
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    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    Now you've got the right attitude.

    Turn your stumbling blocks into stepping stones. ;)
     
  9. truelove79

    truelove79 Well-Known Member

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    I would totally do this. I use compressed air to clean electronics all the time. Thanks for the warning.
     
  10. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    I *did* do it a while back, as I have with every phone I've had. But not with the nozzle right up into the port. Just a quick brush-across.

    However the warning here in this thread is well-taken.
     
  11. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Well-Known Member

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    ??

    You really have to enter your password that often? I upgraded to the 2.1, but only have to enter the password on reboot. I think I had to do it once switching out of airplane mode as well. I kind of like that added security. I think it should be an option though.
     
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    i VTAK Well-Known Member

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    I just run mine through the dishwasher when it needs a cleaning.
     
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  13. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    Yeah, and afterward the microwave will sterilize your Eris for you quite thoroughly. :D
     
  14. smittythepig

    smittythepig Well-Known Member

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    how exactly did this wreck your microphone? i know my current Eris (which is being replaced) has kind of crappy sound quality according to my wife. and i used compressed air to blow out dust from the mic/usb area. i wonder if that did something to it. still worked though.
     
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    colornshape Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I reached that conclusion because it was the only explanation that made any sense. The pressure was about 120 Psi and the air went directly into the usb port for about a third of a sec.

    I think I'll wait until the OTA to replace it. I can't go back to 1.5.

    I'll just have to tune my guitar by ear tIll then.

    Matt
     
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    n2imagination Well-Known Member

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    Dude! I am so doing this if the devs cant find a root for 2.1 or a rollback solution. Insurance here I come...
     
  17. Rubik76

    Rubik76 Well-Known Member

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    So... don't blow your Android's port?
     
  18. Lucidot

    Lucidot Well-Known Member

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    I love compressed air.

    I even use it for blowing out electronics when I'm not sticking the nozzle in my mouth and making my cheeks get really big like Louis Armstrong.

    Man, good times.
     
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    Now i just found a new way to get a new phone when I need one :)
     
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