Comments: Friday 13th comes late

Having managed to drop my old mobile several times into toilets and washing up bowls, cleaned and dried them out, it worked each time. Eventually though it must have had a cumulative effect as it gradually stopped working.
My work mobile has a shattered screen having dropped it on the road but that still works. I have told my boss it is intermittent which allows me to switch it off and escape the frequent requests to do more work.

My current personal mobile is a large smart phone and it is silent, just a gentle buzz as I hate noisy phones. It has a glass screen protector which I cracked on the first day! and a protective soft case which is very much needed. Fingers crossed yours works.

Posted by delcatto on 14 May, 2022 at 3:29 PM

I don't think the rice thing is real but mine went into the washing machine and survived. Just make sure its as dry as possible eg put it on top of a radiator with as much of the gubbins exposed as possible.

Posted by Debster on 14 May, 2022 at 4:56 PM

It is 30 years this year since I bought my first mobile phone. This is the first time I have had any mishap with any of them.

The rice didn't work at all: by the end of the day it just had condensation inside one side of the screen, which wouldn't seem to be a good thing. It's now on a towel on top of the Aga. Perhaps I should have used my extensive supply of silica gel packets from inside covid test packs?

Posted by Blue Witch on 14 May, 2022 at 8:35 PM

Yes that would have been wise assuming they are dried out.

Posted by Debster on 15 May, 2022 at 11:07 PM

I once dropped my (new, gift) iPhone 5 in the sea, in France. I watched the crystal clear waters closing over its pristine screen and assumed all was lost - it fell three feet under water, from my pocket, as I absent-mindedly helped a child stand up - but no! Despite all the proclamations that the merest hint of water would kill such a device outright, it lived on for another four years. I did the rice-in-a-bag thing and crossed my fingers for a day or two. Maybe the same will work for you?

Posted by Tamsin on 17 May, 2022 at 9:35 AM