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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What to do if you drop your mobile phone into water

Last week while I was at work I inadvertently dropped my mobile phone into some water. The water was as deep as you find in the bottom of a toilet bowl (so you have some idea of where I dropped it:() ).

I'm going to tell you what you need to do to have the greatest chance of getting your phone working again, and to prove that I know what I'm talking about, my phone is working again with no loss of functionality.

If this happens to you, there are some Do's and Don'ts:

When I told my work mates what had happened, the first question was "Have you tried it, to see if it still works?"

This is the most important Don't: Don't try to turn the phone on. If you do, I can guarantee that it will never work again!

First Do: Open the phone immediately and remove the battery and SIM card.

Second Do: Leave the back off the phone.

Third Do: Dry the battery especially the contacts.

Fourth Do: Shake out as much water from the phone as you can. And dry as much of the phone as you can with a dry soft cloth.

Fifth Do: Place the phone in a warm, dry place for it to dry out. Phones have a maximum temperature above which they shouldn't be exposed. Make sure that wherever you place the phone. it does not exceed this temperature (like out in the sun would definitely be a no-no).

Sixth Do: Wait until the phone has dried out completely. A good gauge of this will be the display panel. Any moisture in the display will cause discolouring, and/or visible moisture spots in the display panel. If there are any of these remaining - no matter how small, the phone is not dry yet.

After you have determined that the phone is dry, re-assemble it, cross your fingers and any other appendages that you may have and have the dexterity to cross, then turn on the phone. (It may be necessary to uncross some fingers to do this and that will definitely reduce the chances of your phone working, so try to do it with fingers crossed.).
(Note: The previous comment does not necessarily reflect the beliefs and/or attitudes of the author!).

If all is well, and the phone works, you can send me a thank-you email. If not, don't blame me, you dropped the bloody thing - not me!

By the way, these instructions only apply to fairly clean water. If the water has detergent or any thing else in it, you may need to thoroughly flush out the phone with clean water (preferably distilled water to be on the safe side).

Hope this works for you as well as it did for me!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm sure it's up here somewhere.

And finally, the last ingredient is...

Don't forget to stir well!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A man and his young wife were in divorce court,

but the custody of their children posed a problem.

The mother leaped to her feet and protested to the judge that since she brought the children into this world, she should retain custody of them.

The man also wanted custody of his children, so the judge asked for his justification.
After a long silence, the man slowly rose from his chair and replied...
"Your Honor, when I put a dollar in a vending machine and a Coke comes out, does the Coke belong to me or the machine?"

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I'm spending more time on FaceBook these days.

Hi there. Wondering where I've been lately?

Well I'll tell ya. When I first joined Facebook, I thought it was a load of junk (I'm still tending to think that most of it is!), but there some aspects to that I like.

For instance you can control who sees your personal videos, either singularly or groups of people.

So if, for instance, you have a regular group of people that regularly get together for BBQs and you take videos of the times that you are all together, you can share your videos with this group of people, and they can all have a look at them whenever they like.

Anyway, you can find me over there. Why not come over for a chat - Oh, bye the way - that's another thing BB and BS don't have and that's a facility to just chat with your friends when they are online. And FaceBook let's you know when they are - cool:)