General Funny & Ironic story :)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by carmendiva, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member
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    I had started a thread the other day about "insurance fraud" lmfao but i don't think i am going to have to do that
    because of what happened to day....

    I was in the Starbucks here in Ft. Lauderdale...Just got here and everything and I went to the bathroom..

    Anyways I didn't realize it....But my phone somehow dropped out of my purse..into the toilet...

    So i'm sitting there for a few seconds looking down at it in shock...

    Which was dumb because the toilet's are automatic and it sucked it right down the drain or whatever and then it starts overflowing

    i'm laughing and about to cry because I had spent two hours customizing and downloading a bunch of time to and for my phone only to have it flushed down the toilet

    The janitor guy or whoever finally was able to get my drenched eris and it's working decently except i'm having speaker/mike issues...

    I already doused this phone into like a whole liter of hand sanitizer(exaggeration) but i still refused to put this anywhere
    near my face

    I called Verizon for my replacement(this really was not intentional lol)
    but it's going to take 2 days to get here

    so is there anything i can do to fix the mike issues with it?
    I dried it out and everything...

    UGH!
     

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  2. i VTAK

    i VTAK Well-Known Member
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    Lucky coincidence. Nice name change BTW:)
     
  3. A User Name

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    Take the battery cover off and the battery out.

    Put the phone in a bowl of uncooked rice for a few hours.

    This will absorb the water inside. You really shouldn't be using it anyway, with the water damage and everything.

    Seriously.
     
  4. SuperStuff

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    Best thing to do would have been to not restart it, remove the battery, and place the pieces in a ziplock bag of uncooked rice. The rice will act as a desiccant and suck out the moisture. After about a day you can probably pop the battery back in and start up fine.
     
  5. SGM-CO

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    It's probably in your best interest to submerge in into a Starbucks Carmel Macchito. Any scents from the toilet will be masked!!

    Actually, rice is your best answer!!!
     
  6. alprazolam

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    I don't blame you for refusing to put a toilet soaked phone to your face. People talk about saving the phone but I believe I'd have to get a replacement regardless.
     
  7. jackdubz

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    I had dropped a few devices in water before...Someone once told me that if you take out the battery, wrap said electronic device in about 2-3 napkins/paper towels and put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes..it just might work again. You must also remember your phone is in the freezer as well...

    Steps
    1- take device out of water, wipe off water
    2- take out the battery and let dry alone
    3- wrap device with paper towels/napkins(prevents frost damage)
    4- put the wrapped device in freezer for 10-15 minutes(20 if you want to be sure)
    5- since you're at the freezer anyway.. might as well get something to munch on while you wait.
    6- take out frozen device and let it sit in a warm place for a long while(anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour and a half)
    7- put the battery back in device

    Unintentionally tried and tested on Motorola i776, old iPod Nano.

    When I dropped my old cell phone in the water it took about a day for it to sound normal again.
     
  8. MongolStomp

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    Submerging it in dry rice over night is the best trick
     
  9. WARRIIOR

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    I was looking forward to your new username being "bikini girl", guess "carmendiva" will have to do. Sorry to hear about the phone.
     
  10. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member
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    lol haha :)
    well Smacky gave me the idea for CarmenDiva :)
     
  11. Caddyman

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    when it magically comes back to life you can use it as a ipod, but the esn will be void.
     
  12. qbot

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    Neither funny nor ironic.

    Rice.
     
  13. refthemc

    refthemc Well-Known Member
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    Haha, I think it's awesome how your not embarrassed to make a whole thread about it. Your awesome
     
  14. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member
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    lolz well i really wanted advice on how to get it working again for the time being so i told the story of how it happened :)

    i would use my bluetooth but i left the charger back in my dorm soo...

    lol it's working decently now though...on speaker phone of course :)

    lmfao k thanks
     

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