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Cell phones and the summer

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Salty, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Salty

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    A couple of years ago, I took my cell phone in for repair. I was told I had gotten it wet. Well, I new for a fact that I had not spilled any water on it. They insisted I did - and thus the warranty would not be valid for the repair. :tear:
    After a couple of days, it started to work again. Someone suggested that since I kept my cell phone in my shirt pocket, my sweat sneaked into the phone.:smilewinkgrin:

    A word to the wise is sufficient :thumbs:
     
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    Yep! When I horseback ride, I like to keep a phone on me in case I fall and can't even get to the mounting block where I used to keep it so I used to tuck it in my breeches. Well, one day I realized my phone had gotten wet enough to stop working so I knew I needed another solution. I got a neoprene pocket that I strap to my leg to put the cell phone in and all is great!! It even protects the phone from splash when I wash the horse or spill water buckets. :)

    If a phone gets wet, take the battery out immediately and put it in a baggie with rice for a couple of days. It should work fine after that unless you had it soaking in water or it fell in salt water.
     
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    Another solution is a hair dryer.
    I dropped a portable phone in my swimming pool once, and immediately disconnected the battery and laid the phone in front of a hand-held hair dryer - high fan, low heat - for an hour or so and it worked fine for several more years.
     
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    My phone is difficult to move more than ten feet from the wall where it is attached. I see people all the time walking about with a gadget attached to their ear and it is sickening, to my mind.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  5. Salty

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    The OP has good info- now with summer comming - at least North of the Equator
     
  6. annsni

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    I just got an iPhone - my first expensive phone. I paid full price for it since it's on Virgin Mobile and not on a contract plan so I want to keep it "healthy". I got a Lifeproof case for it which is completely waterproof. I can even get a lifejacket for the boat to put it in! But honestly - I LOVE the Lifeproof case. It's protected the phone from a few phones so far and I know that even if I dump it in a water bucket at the barn, it will survive just fine. :)
     
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    OK! We'll not ask how it got wet horse back riding. :laugh:
     
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    Good old fashioned sweat. I put it in the waistband of my breeches and it's 85 degrees. I'm riding a 17.1 hand Hanovarian who feels it's his life duty to keep my heartrate within maximum levels for the whole time we're riding. Yep - it got WET!
     
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