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  1. #1
    R.Scratcher
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    I have an old 6230i for use at work, it is kept in a little leather case,the
    other day I was washing windows the phone fell from my pocket about 20 ft
    into a bucket of soapy water, I took it home and swopped the sim to another
    old phone it worked ok, I left the phone on a shelf above a radiator for a
    week, to my amazment when I put it back together it worked, all apart from
    the bluetooth, I tried this everyday for about a week suddnly this started
    working again, Fantastic!! anyone else with a similar story?








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  2. #2
    Simon Templar
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    Re: tough phone

    R*****atcher wrote:
    > I have an old 6230i for use at work, it is kept in a little leather case,the
    > other day I was washing windows the phone fell from my pocket about 20 ft
    > into a bucket of soapy water, I took it home and swopped the sim to another
    > old phone it worked ok, I left the phone on a shelf above a radiator for a
    > week, to my amazment when I put it back together it worked, all apart from
    > the bluetooth, I tried this everyday for about a week suddnly this started
    > working again, Fantastic!! anyone else with a similar story?


    You may well be very lucky, but it may not last as there is a
    possibility of corrosion setting in over time.


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  3. #3
    B'ichela
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    Re: tough phone

    In article <[email protected]>, Simon Templar wrote:
    > You may well be very lucky, but it may not last as there is a
    > possibility of corrosion setting in over time.

    Perhaps. The OP is pointing out to his surprise that his phone
    worked at ALL! I got similar stories with phones from Nokia. a Nokia
    6010 that fell down 3 fights of stairs and lived. a Nokia 6340I that
    has been dropped in snow and slush and continued to work etc... etc...
    Now he was cleaning windows. It is possible that it may even HELP the
    phone clean up its own guts too. Of course your mileage may vary.


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  4. #4
    Marc
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    Re: tough phone

    R*****atcher wrote:
    > I have an old 6230i for use at work, it is kept in a little leather case,the
    > other day I was washing windows the phone fell from my pocket about 20 ft
    > into a bucket of soapy water, I took it home and swopped the sim to another
    > old phone it worked ok, I left the phone on a shelf above a radiator for a
    > week, to my amazment when I put it back together it worked, all apart from
    > the bluetooth, I tried this everyday for about a week suddnly this started
    > working again, Fantastic!! anyone else with a similar story?


    I had a crystel case on my N95. Dropped the phone from my locker at work
    onto a hard floor, only 2 meters high (its at the top!) but a heavy
    phone... hard floor...

    the case cracked, battery cover flew out.... but not a scratch on it!
    The case did its job thankfully.

    My old MDA Vario wasn't so good, I dropped it about 12 inches on carpet
    and the battry clip snapped.



  5. #5
    Chuano
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    Re: tough phone

    "R*****atcher" <[email protected]> escribió en el mensaje
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    >I have an old 6230i for use at work, it is kept in a little leather
    >case,the

    [...]
    > working again, Fantastic!! anyone else with a similar story?


    Last summer I made a trip on motorbike from home to Pyrenees (Spain) and in
    half of first day I was surprised by a fast and very wet storm in middle
    Catalonia. In that moment, my 6630 was in a pocket of my Cordura summer
    jacket, a very fresh fabric grid, since last call few hours before, but I
    could remember this under the heavy rain, I thought it was in the
    over-fuel-tank bag protected and dry. As I could stop in a gas station I
    took the phone totally soaked from the pocket: screen light didn´t work and
    SIM not recognised, but all the other functions was OK, including keyboard
    leds, although it was very difficult to work it without light, ironically,
    the RS-MMC card didn´t fail in spite of its external slot, the TomTom and
    other features were present. And it was the first of five days trip!! Could
    get some drying paper and provide some first aid to the phone but it still
    the same. I´d to change my itinerary an enter in Barcelona city to look for
    a Vodafone service center and to find any solution to continue on road with
    mobile cell service. While I was waiting other customers to be attended,
    ooops! the screen lighted twice! and in my turn we tried to change SIM to
    other cell and it worked well, so we knew the damage was in the SIM reader.
    A couple of attempts later we saw that the 6630 was half dead but meanwhile
    the screen light back to light normally. After this, the shop girl gave me
    my phone without any hope of repair or change it at low cost, and two
    seconds later the SIM started working again!!!! She has magic in their
    hands! I had to repress of kissing her :-)))
    Out on the street again I could call my wife without any problem and the
    rest of the trip all worked OK :-)

    Two months later the memory card reading started to fail sometimes, I think
    it´s due to corrosion in the card slot and it would have to be easy fix it,
    but meanwhile I´d received my voda´ branded new HTC Touch and I´m not
    worried about repair it ASAP :-)

    Regards


    I gone out to smoke a cigarette and think what to do, to buy a new free or
    what,





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