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(keitai-l) Re: keitai no swim

From: Eric Hildum <EricHildum_at_earthlink.net>
Date: 07/01/04
Message-Id: <DF6A7D9F-CBA0-11D8-954F-000393850E56_at_earthlink.net>
I am afraid you now have a pocket full of junk. For reasons that are 
not clear to me, cell phones are extremely hydrophobic, and generally 
are destroyed by even minimal amounts of water. I once dropped my phone 
into a small puddle of water on the floor, not even 1 mm deep, and the 
phone instantly failed.

What is really strange is that there should be no problem coating the 
electronics with a protective coating, making sealed keyboards, and 
making the case more water resistant. This really is an example of cost 
cutting to the extreme in the manufacturing, I think. After my 
experience, I am even very careful in the rain, as even one drop of 
water is enough to destroy a phone.
Eric
On Jul 1, 2004, at 2:12 AM, James John McGuire wrote:

> Yesterday, I tried to give my keitai a quick rinse cleaning, while it 
> was
> still on.... Hmmnn.  Not a good idea.  Hindsight is wonderful isn't it?
>
> Anyways, today when I can actually get it turn on, it gives it's 
> rendition
> of an epileptic fit and then turns off.  Is it toast? Or is there a 
> way for
> it to become a happy camper again?

[ excessive quoting removed by moderator ]
Received on Thu Jul 1 23:54:47 2004