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Old 12-13-2005, 09:54 AM   #11
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Had a cell phone go for a swim in a lake earlier this year, it was fine at first, but instead of pulling the battery, i handed it to my wife, who tried to turn it off - it DID turn off (as it made a sizzling sound)... She meant well.

It was in my pocket when I went over the side of the boat to walk it onto the trailer, I forgot about the local custom of power loading boats onto trailers (Despite the big sign from the state that prohibits it), so as I was walking along, I went from knee deep (and no threat to the phone) to chest deep in about two steps...

It was still under warranty - so we just took it back with that time honored excuse - "It's broke"

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Old 12-13-2005, 10:05 AM   #12
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alix, just curious, why were you on the phone while hanging your head in the toilet from being sick? you know what they say, you should be hands free when driving, especially the porcelain bus...
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:25 PM   #13
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Buckytom, I had actually finished riding the porcelain bus and was in the tub. I had to call work to tell them to get someone else in to open the door (I was one of only 3 with keys) and when I finished on the phone I reached over to place it on the toilet seat. OOPS! I had left the seat up and SPLOOSH! And being that I was in a somewhat weakened state, I couldn't fish the danged thing out as quickly as I would have liked. So...dead. Very dead.
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:56 PM   #14
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So let me get this straight. You were using an electrically powered device while immersed in water? Ken, calling Ken...
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:59 PM   #15
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I have to testify... that phone will not ring for hours, sometimes days... and the minute you pass the threshold into the restroom, it rings nonstop. Of course you have to take it with you!
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:27 PM   #16
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My current phone survived a quick dip and I just let it dry.
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:42 PM   #17
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So let me get this straight. You were using an electrically powered device while immersed in water? Ken, calling Ken...
Yeah, we put the phone on the edge of the tub right next to the radio and toaster.
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Old 12-14-2005, 02:03 PM   #18
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Its my stupid phone story. Ken has a big mouth. Sheesh. I might have dropped our cordless phone in the toilet once when I was sick. It never worked again. Which is why I suggest you give your cell phone a decent burial. Who knows though, sounds like other folks know more than I do about electronics.
I did the exact same thing Alix - mine never recovered either :-(
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Old 12-14-2005, 02:32 PM   #19
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I think if my cell phone or cordless phone ever goes into the toilet, I'll just skip the "seeing if it can be saved" part of the equation and move right into the replacement phase...

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Old 12-15-2005, 06:53 PM   #20
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My son left his on top of the car ( in the rain) He opened it up and used the hair dryer on it and it works just fine,
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