Cell Phones Informative - Easy Fix For Water Damaged Cell Phones!

Review by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-23
This information was given on the radio the other day...I've had friends in this situation and thought I'd spread the word......If you ever have a mishap and your cell phone is dropped into water or gets wet and will no longer work...here is an easy fix, they said on the radio, they know people who have done this and it worked for all of them.....1)Remove the battery from the phone...2)Place the cell phone in your gas oven. DO NOT TURN THE OVEN ON!!! 3)Leave the cell phone in the UNLIT oven over night. You have to remember, this only works with a gas oven, the phone will dry by the pilot light over night...and should be working as good as new the next day...I've never had to try this myself, but they say you can save alot of trouble and money doing this instead of trying to get yours repaired or replaced....let us know if it works for you!
Comments:33 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-09-26
Posted by Sparticus on 2006-09-23:
Interesting solution. Makes sense. Thanks for the tip Debtor!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-23:
Interesting theory, but since you didn't come up with this idea yourself, I should hardly think you get credit for this informative. For a really insightful informative, readers should check out the Whirley Pop Popcorn review.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-23:
I should at least get credit for not being so careless as to immerse my cell phone in water in the first place and having to try this out for myself!
Posted by glc on 2006-09-23:
DB: The next time I drop my phone in the sink, I'll try this! Now if we could only get the Whirley Pop to make phone calls :>)
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-23:
Here's a thought, why don't they just come up with water-proof phones? But that won't do ya much good if you drop it in the john.
Posted by glc on 2006-09-23:
PWP: I'm looking for partners to go in with me on a DriveThru MRI? Interested ? :>)
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-23:
Sorry glc, all my capital is tied up in popcorn pans and bulky ladders right now.
Posted by glc on 2006-09-23:
LOL
Posted by *Brenda* on 2006-09-23:
At least debtor didn't take credit for the whole review like SOME people do. She mentioned it was from another source. Bravo!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-23:
Yeah!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-23:
Look, let's face it. This informative is questionable at best. Without proof, who knows if this isn't just a load of *&$^!!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-23:
There has been people who have confirmed it worked...not people who were getting paid to do so, and I passed that info onto those who may want to give it a try...I'm not guaranteeing anything.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-23:
...which is the reason I said at the end of the post to if someone tries it, let us know if it works. So, sit back and relax, and wait for someone to share the results with us.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-23:
You may now be excused from this thead.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-23:
*waiting*
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-23:
Ok...well, you just sit there and wait like a good boy..while I go help other consumers.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-23:
Figures, first you follow my lead and write an "informative," now you jump on the "helping consumers" bandwagon!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-23:
LOL...aren't we all here for the consumer?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-23:
I better not wake up in the morning with a patch on my eye! I already feel like I'm turning into Pirate.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-24:
Didn't they stop making ovens with pilot lights about 20 years ago?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-24:
I also heard that if you drop a toy cell phone in water that you can put it in a Kenner Easy-Bake Oven overnight.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-24:
My stove is only 4 years old and it has a pilot light...how would a gas stove work without one?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-24:
Sheriff, are you trying to be funny or something?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-24:
Be sure and sweep the coils on that thing, DB!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-24:
Oh yeah...thanks for that helpful reminder, Pirate...you live up to your "trusted" name!
Posted by Slimjim on 2006-09-24:
My wife dropped a cordless phone in the pool once and that was the end of it. I wonder if we could have saved it after all. Just a question pirate, didn't you copy that Maytag Repairman article verbatim from the net and took credit for writing it as having more industry knowledge? I'm not saying that on all of yours, since we know that Healthy Choice and soda machine tax ones were all you.
Posted by Slimjim on 2006-09-24:
BTW, outside of a couple very basic builder special stoves, Ken's right. Pilot ovens are not really sold anymore. In fact in NY, they can't be sold by law.
Posted by Slimjim on 2006-09-24:
I know, triple post, just answering DB as a finale. Ovens have glow bars now that are an electric element that charges and lights the oven, hence no longer is a standing pilot necessary.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-24:
Well, I know what I put my fan on, it blew out my pilot lights and I had to light them again...my stove is four years old, a GE...maybe they were the last in the line...should I keep it as a collector's item with my egg beater drill?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-24:
What = When
Posted by bigbangerik on 2006-09-25:
if you drop your cell phone in water, or get it wet in any way, just stick it in a plastic bag with two cups uncooked rice. make sure you take the battery out. it will save some higher end phones from damage to the circuts. ive done it a few times, and it always worked for me.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-09-25:
Thanks Big...I'm surprised at how many people really drop their phones into water...and some more than once...I guess the water acts as a cellphone magnet!
Posted by bigbangerik on 2006-09-26:
well, i fish and camp alot, so its good to have a bag of rice around, just in case a storm should pop up.

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