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Worst way your cellphone was destroyed?

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by Batteries4Less, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Batteries4Less

    Batteries4Less New Member

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    Title says it all! What is the worst way you ever "killed" a cellphone?

    For me, texting over the ledge of my apartment. 14 stories of free fall then splat...The sim card survived though!

    Looking forward to hearing from everyone!
     
  2. tigerwin

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    Have two for you.

    1. Drop it in the toilet before I got to flush ( as I was wiping)

    2. Moved my seat up in my car after my husban had used the car and found his cellphone under the seat smash in the track that adjust the seat.

    Those 2 stories was in the same year.
     
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    Dropped into a deep tryer - did not reach in for it!
     
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    A Sony Ericsson W580 went on a nice ride through the full wash cycle of our washing machine. Good thing the spin cycle dried most of it and left a nice Downy aroma all over the phone. Now it's just a shiny perfumed door stop. ;)

    After that I learned to check all pockets before dumping clothes in the washing machine.

    Oh and by the way, the SIM card now lives in a RAZR2 just fine! :)
     
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    see those SIM cards ARE resilient! ;)
     
  6. QLR

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    I managed to kill by BlackBerry Pearl by downloading a program and prematurely pulling the battery because I wasn't patient enough to allow the program to completely download. The phone would remain in boot-up mode. I took the phone to the corporate shop and I got a FRU the next day.

    Other than that, I have never killed my phones... mostly sold, kept, or given away.
     
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    I never did believe that whole "Do not turn off until download has completed." thing. Think I'll heed it a bit more now.

    Was the phone a complete loss or could they salvage it somehow?
     
  8. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    Believe it or not I have yet to ever really damage any of my cell phones. I think one time I dropped one off a roof when working but it landed on a lawn and still worked fine.
     
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    The technicians at the store werent able to do anything with it, so I guess it was a loss... the phone is off somewhere to be a FRU, I guess:confused:
     
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    I also did this very same thing but unfortunately it was the second day of me owning the phone.
     
  11. Jay2TheRescue

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    I've broken phones, but nothing that wasn't fixable. I guess the worst was wheen I cracked the screen on my Tilt, but I have screwed up phones modding them, but that was fixed with reflashing the phone's OS.

    The only phone that wasn't recoverable was my StarTac. Don't know what ever happened to that thing. It just stopped working one day. I took it in, and the tech played with it for the good part of the day and it still didn't work. Said he could send it to Motorola and get it fixed, but that was going to be at least $200. I just upgraded to a new V60t at the time for $250.

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  12. charlyee

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    I have not been able to destroy a phone yet (knock on wood). The closest I came was with my Nokia 5165, fell on the parking lot, a passing car caught the edge of it & flung it a few feet. Tons of scratches but the phone worked as well it did before.

    I don't believe any of the devices now would survive that!
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  13. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    You're probably right. The old phones were built more durable than today's.
     
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    I have never broken a phone. And my current phone is a tank, so I don't anticpate any problems on that front.
     
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    Worst way your cellphone was destroyed?

    Gave it to my girlfriend. :)
     
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    That post would go under the thread, "stupidest thing I have done with a cell phone.". ;)

    Friend of mine just lots his off while fishing. Well it was in the bag that fell overboard so I guess it wasn't the only thing that was destroyed.
     
  17. liagb59

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    Working out in the garage and put it on top of my car tire, can you guess what happen to it. right I ran it over.:cool:
     
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    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    The only phone I have had "destroyed" was an old Voicestream Nokia 5190. It was not in use at the time, and I decided to smash it to bits becuase it was such a piece of garbage. Other than that, I dropped my Sanyo 7400 about 4 stories onto concrete, but that tank kept on clickin. Just popped in the battery and went on with life.

    I do not have the same faith in my Touch Pro.
     
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    Talk about dropping phones... I used to regularly drop my Motorola V60 onto whatever was around - concrete, asphalt, etc. That stainless steel (or was it aluminum made to look lke stainless?) housing really held up though.

    -Jay
     
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    I killed my old Moto V710 when I dropped it in the parking lot at work, and then managed to drive over it with a fully loaded 80,000 pound tractor trailer.

    PHONE PANCAKE!!!!!!
     
  21. Batteries4Less

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    I have heard that the V60 is fairly resilient. I left my old KG800 Chocolate under a basketball rim with my keys and other stuff. Long story short...friend's airball from halfcourt landed right on it. Slider still worked but the housing compartment for the battery, which was already broken from a minor fall, broke. Battery could barely sit properly anymore...even with the help of rubber bands and tape.
     
  22. Simon5282

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    That is funny. Every once in a while I hear someone on a stall in a public rest room talking on a phone. I cannot help but laugh, many times out loud. I'm sure you were just surfing the internet, texting, playing a game or something else private. Right?


    For me, it is tempers and concrete. I lost count how many times. That is why I use ATT They have some cheap GoPhones. I just through in my postpaid SIM and do it again in a couple months.
     
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    good thing for go-phones. or nextel with sims too
     
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    Has anyone ever destroyed one of those old "brick" phones? I wonder what it would take to destroy it... and not just break it. :confused:
     

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    My phone a K700i mysteriously stopped working one fine day!.. it was simply not turning on! kept flashing continuously .. nd the fact that those technicians were sort of negative in getting it back to working condition...
    crap i still don't know wat went wrong with it..it was like Sudden Death !!
     
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    I was at a restroom in University of California Los Angeles; due to the nature of my shallow pockets...my cell phone fell out and into the toilet.

    I watched silently in shock as it died on me...
     
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    I'm gonna say I've never destroyed a phone, as I never found it after it fell 500'+ feet!

    My phones typically get a lot of wear and tear so I replace them often as features/buttons slowly stop working.
     
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    I was in the snow outside walking to see someone on campus, phone (LG G4020 with AT&T Wireless) fell out of holster into snow. Once I noticed it was gone I searched the area with my friends, and we later found it had been damaged by campus security. Outer screen was fine, inner screen was damaged. I still have it sitting in a box in my house.

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    I'm usually pretty careful with all of my cell phones, so the worst for me was when my old Nextel phone was covered in water from the moisture of being outside in a field all morning. The phone completely stopped working but once I got it home I put a hairdryer to it and it was all good!!
     
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    :eek: Picture it, forth of july parade day, a 2 and half hour long parade.. and 40min. in line at the biffy.. carefully laying out toilet paper all on the seat, I sit.. and when I get up.. plop..! the dang phone falls out of my pocket and into the biffy.. it was only a month old phone.. ran back, thought it would be hugely funny if I would still ring whilest someone was in there.. but nope.. the lil thing just could not handle the crap.. LOL !!! :lmao:
     

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