And now for something completely different! Rescue your gadget from a watery grave.
Time slows. Heartbeat by heartbeat you watch yourself, as if outside your body, clutching the air in vain as your precious device falls just outside your grasp. With a “Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!” *splash* it meets its watery fate. We’ve all been there. What was it for you? A puddle? A mug of tea? The sink? Or, *shudder* the toilet? After the flush, please god.
Most of us have had to say goodbye to a faithful (not to mention, expensive) device prematurely thanks to a dunking. These days it’s a rare person who doesn’t carry a smartphone/tablet/mp3 player at all times. It’s also a rare person who can afford to replace such an item without incurring financial hardship (and withdrawal symptoms in the interim). But ladies, there’s a glimmer of hope. Having worked in the glamorous world of electronics sales, I’ve picked up some tricks to save your device from a watery grave. File these tips away in your mind, you never know when you’ll need them.
If you have a device which doesn’t have an easily removable battery, like an iPhone, you can still replace it yourself. There’s loads of great tutorials online on how to do it and it’s really quite easy. In fact I did it myself recently!
The battery you can see above has swollen thanks to its swimming expedition. Before I replaced it, the iPhone wouldn’t power on. Since I replaced it, it’s been working absolutely perfectly. My little brother will soon be the estatic recipient of a resurrected 32 GB iPhone 3G S, thanks to my following the above tips.
What do you think ladies, would you go to these lengths to rescue a water damaged device? Have you ever felt the heartache of losing a beloved gadget and all your contacts/photos/music? Share your experiences!