As if being broke isnt bad enuff I broke my phone!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by The Chicken People, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Yep in a hurry to get stuff done and it slipped right out of its hiding spot into the dogs water dish! Theres my Christmas![​IMG]:
     
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  2. citrusdreams

    citrusdreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had a phone for years without any occurrences, and then I ran out of money and there you go: I washed my phone in the laundry. Twice. about a month apart [​IMG]

    I was about to cry the other day when I noticed the flip part was broken and about to flip off. Thankfully, it wasn't that long ago when I washed my phone last, so it was still under warranty, so this time, it was replaced for free.

    But yeah, when you can really least afford it, it's gonna break, go missing or just stop working [​IMG]
     
  3. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.
    I dropped my phone in water one time ... fully surmerged. Immediately cut it off, take the battery out, and let it dry for 24 hours or more and then try it.

    No sugar ... it might can be saved.
     
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  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    If you pull the battery out and put the phone in a bright window with a lot of direct sun or on a heating vent, over the course of 3 or 4 days it will dry completely. A dash is a good place, even in winter. Try putting the battery in on day 4.

    I've resurrected many electronic items in this manner- they key is not sending a charge to it while there's any moisture in it at all.
     
  5. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    Quote:QUICK - remove the battery and gently dry it off. Put it in a bowl of rice (raw - not cooked) for a couple of days. The rice should pull the moisture out of it. It may work again! Good luck.
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Who's your carrier? Someone (like me!) may have an old one for that company.
     
  7. ChicknJ

    ChicknJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is exactly what I was going to say. I have a few older sprint phones, I'd be happy to share. Watcha need?
     
  8. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I have a US cellular phone with all the junk if you want it. [​IMG]
     
  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    We saved DH's phone from the washing machine by taking it apart and putting it on an oil radiator space heater set on low. It was pretty waterlogged - you could see moisture under the screen. Took about 4 days to dry out, but he's still using the phone now (and look, it's almost winter again!)
     
  10. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I dropped my phone the day before I put the minutes on that phone to a new one. The battery flew out and everything. Well, when I transferred the minutes it gave me like 1000 extra minutes! (No it wasn't a special or anything - I have the pay as you go Net 10 phone.)
     

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