I am a doofus.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Whitehouse Quail, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    Two days ago, I got a brand new phone, a Motorola Backflip with Android. It's a nice phone, normally $500.00, but I got it for $80.00.

    Fast forward to yesterday. I went out on the boat with some buddies, and we all jumped in. I thought i was so smart, I brought my phone in case we broke down. What I wasn't so smart about was I left it in my pocket!

    As sooon as I noticed (10 minutes later...) I quick jumped out and tried to revive it. No dice. URGGHH!!! WHY COULDN"T IT HAVE BEEN TWO DAYS AGO WHEN I HAD A CHEAP PHONE!!!!!

    Anyways, it's in a bag of rice with the battery/sim/memory out. Hopefully it will revive, because the insurance doesn't cover it until 30 days after! GAAH!


  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    Look on the bright side...you didn't pay $500 for it [​IMG] It's why I stopped wearing watches, I was always jumping in and forgetting I had one on.
  3. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    At least it didn't fall in the toilet. Cellphones don't float. Ask me how I know.

  4. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    Quote:Sounds like you have an experience? [​IMG]
  5. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Yup. Thankfully, the insurance coverage paid for all but $50. The replacement never worked as well as the original though.
  6. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    North Texas
    Hm... You need my old indestructible phone. I dropped it in the lake... Twice. My horse bit it (same horse who bit one of those old quarter size shuffles in half). I dropped it on concrete, left it in the chicken coop. Even drove over it once, but the phone survived. Surprisingly, my new phone which can easily break, has only been dropped twice! And I've had it for a year and a half! I'm so proud. [​IMG]

    Sorry about your phone though... Did you try blow drying it with the battery out? That's saved many a phone at the lake.
  7. SallyF

    SallyF Songster 9 Years

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Just don't forget about it and decide to cook the bag of rice. (That's what I'd probably do)
  8. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    My phone was soooaked and we did the rice. I put the battery, the sim card, and the phone in a big thing of rice and then set the rice in the sun. You're warranty probably won't cover it because it's water damage. Most don't do water damage, there is a little indicator on the battery and the phone that changes color when wet. [​IMG] I let mine sit for three days and it worked. Don't try cutting it on before at least a day because that can fry it.
  9. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    I did it, too. Only in a pool. The cell phone never recovered. [​IMG]
  10. ninejw

    ninejw Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    ct ri border
    whatever you do never tell them that the there is a colored dot on it or if they ask you what color the dot is...say what dot? It's a marker to them that it got wet and some places wont cover that.

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