U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maine
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:08 PM
 
378 posts, read 737,074 times
Reputation: 101

Advertisements

Forest ! Your pictures are BEEEYOOOOTIFUL.

Every day that I spend time here I pack and toss some more stuff to make the move easier. I can imagine that this evening there will be a great deal of packing and tossing.
Thanks for the incentive !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:11 PM
 
378 posts, read 737,074 times
Reputation: 101
Unhappy ! Darn those are pretty good for a camera phone. WOW !! I never did really learn to use my camera phone (they sent it freeeee LOL) and then it fell in a puddle. The puddle is only there like twice every two or three years but that was the day I forgot to put the phone away and got out of the car with it in my lap. buh bye celly. And, of course they hiway robbed me for the new one. which they will find in a snowbank someday. LOL
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
2,990 posts, read 3,413,000 times
Reputation: 2652
Quote:
Originally Posted by mainewannabe View Post
Unhappy ! Darn those are pretty good for a camera phone. WOW !! I never did really learn to use my camera phone (they sent it freeeee LOL) and then it fell in a puddle. The puddle is only there like twice every two or three years but that was the day I forgot to put the phone away and got out of the car with it in my lap. buh bye celly. And, of course they hiway robbed me for the new one. which they will find in a snowbank someday. LOL
Wet cell phones, even those that have been fully immersed (like, in a toilet), can be restored if action is taken relatively quickly. Remove the battery and dry it with a cloth. Set the oven to 250 degrees and place the cell phone inside (sans battery), leaving the oven door open. After 2-3 hours the device should be completely dry and will function again. With this technique, some phones will still work even if they have been dropped in the toilet on a subsequent occasion.

This can also work if one spills coffee, soda-pop or other beverages into a computer keyboard and you do not have any spray solvent for electronic devices. Disconnect the keyboard from the computer and rinse thoroughly with hot water using tap, sink sprayer or shower. It is best to do this immediately after the accident, especially if the beverage contains sugar. Dry in 250 degree oven with door open.

Success is not necessarily guaranteed, but what have you got to lose? In my experience this works more often than not. Just don't try it with the same device too many times, it's not something you want to make a habit of.

WARNING: Do NOT put a cell phone or other electronic device into a MICROWAVE oven in an attempt to dry it! This will result in a rather spectacular explosion (especially if you've left the battery in place) that will render both the phone AND the microwave permanently useless, and may cause serious bodily harm to your person as well.

Last edited by Zymer; 09-10-2007 at 04:03 PM.. Reason: Typo, add warning
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2007, 04:10 PM
 
378 posts, read 737,074 times
Reputation: 101
Default Thanks !!!

Thank you for the advice. That makes perfect sense. I have saved pagers with paper towels and a blow dryer but these darn camera phones.. yikes. Of course the next day with all the switching phones and finding #'s going on I dropped the phone very hard and it might have loosened the battery glitch-er. At least I can still sorta use it but it's not reliable.
Next time I'll know what to do.
I need a titanium, waterproof phone that preferably someone else will carry for me. I'm just not safe for the wee things. LOL !!

That part in red is pretty dang funny !! LOL !!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zymer View Post
Wet cell phones, even those that have been fully immersed (like, in a toilet), can be restored if action is taken relatively quickly. Remove the battery and dry it with a cloth. Set the oven to 250 degrees and place the cell phone inside (sans battery), leaving the oven door open. After 2-3 hours the device should be completely dry and will function again. With this technique, some phones will still work even if they have been dropped in the toilet on a subsequent occasion.

This can also work if one spills coffee, soda-pop or other beverages into a computer keyboard and you do not have any spray solvent for electronic devices. Disconnect the keyboard from the computer and rinse thoroughly with hot water using tap, sink sprayer or shower. It is best to do this immediately after the accident, especially if the beverage contains sugar. Dry in 250 degree oven with door open.

Success is not necessarily guaranteed, but what have you got to lose? In my experience this works more often than not. Just don't try it with the same device too many times, it's not something you want to make a habit of.

WARNING: Do NOT put a cell phone or other electronic device into a MICROWAVE oven in an attempt to dry it! This will result in a rather spectacular explosion (especially if you've left the battery in place) that will render both the phone AND the microwave permanently useless, and may cause serious bodily harm to your person as well.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2007, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
21,797 posts, read 28,274,301 times
Reputation: 8831
Quote:
Originally Posted by mainewannabe View Post
Forest ! Your pictures are BEEEYOOOOTIFUL.
Thank you
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
2,990 posts, read 3,413,000 times
Reputation: 2652
Default It wasn't meant to be funny...

...it is a serious warning. The microwave WILL explode, violently, after only a short time. I've seen it happen.

I KNOW that there are some people who can do some pretty dumb things that the rest of us might have enough common-sense NOT to do. I'd rather not have one of these geniuses try it, thinking they can do it quicker than using a regular oven after reading my post.

(On the other hand, maybe anyone who does it deserves to get a Darwin Award?)

The Darwin Awards
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2007, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Maine
5,661 posts, read 7,688,426 times
Reputation: 4671
Quote:
Originally Posted by mainewannabe View Post
Forest ! Your pictures are BEEEYOOOOTIFUL.

Every day that I spend time here I pack and toss some more stuff to make the move easier. I can imagine that this evening there will be a great deal of packing and tossing.
Thanks for the incentive !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Photographer Paul Cyr sends out an email with photos quite often. You can see these and more of his photos and sign up for his email list on his website. Paul Cyr's Daily Photo Archive

Paul generously gives to use his photographs as I like in my nature magazine. He's very generous with his work.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2007, 05:03 PM
 
191 posts, read 324,238 times
Reputation: 164
Thank you all for those spectacular pics. FB, those fox photos, well....really special. Thanks again.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2007, 05:43 PM
 
378 posts, read 737,074 times
Reputation: 101
Default sorry zymer

I realize that. It just struck me funny at the time. You understand ....

I mean ... who would DO that?? well, as a technician I already know the answer to that one: SOMEONE WILL.

You are right to warn people. My bad.
And again, thanks for the info. seriously.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Zymer View Post
...it is a serious warning. The microwave WILL explode, violently, after only a short time. I've seen it happen.

I KNOW that there are some people who can do some pretty dumb things that the rest of us might have enough common-sense NOT to do. I'd rather not have one of these geniuses try it, thinking they can do it quicker than using a regular oven after reading my post.

(On the other hand, maybe anyone who does it deserves to get a Darwin Award?)

The Darwin Awards
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2007, 05:46 PM
 
378 posts, read 737,074 times
Reputation: 101
Default Thanks Maine Writer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maine Writer View Post
Photographer Paul Cyr sends out an email with photos quite often. You can see these and more of his photos and sign up for his email list on his website. Paul Cyr's Daily Photo Archive

Paul generously gives to use his photographs as I like in my nature magazine. He's very generous with his work.
That's very nice of you to share.

Any online connection to your nature magazine ??

The foxes were very special. I agree. Whoever said so. Sorry in a hurry now.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maine

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top