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coffe proof phone/gps

 
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ST11
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Joined: 04 Jul 2009

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: coffe proof phone/gps Reply with quote

Someone should invent a coffee proof phone!

Recently I decided to take off and do some county park caches. I loaded the phone with a couple hundred caches, filled my 20oz coffee jug and put them all in the MC trunk. I guess I got carried away going around one corner and when I stopped my phone was under coffee along with my $1000 camera.

Thankfully the camera was fine once I dried it out but the phone did not fair as well. It sort of works but has some new oddities that I can't live with.
Plus the screen now has a Holstein cow effect. Crying or Very sad

I ordered a new one and will try washing this one out with distilled water but I am pretty sure it's a goner.

Moral of the story - ziplock bags for canoe, river crossings and excess coffee carrying. Smile
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jrest
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Joined: 11 Jun 2005

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Location: Western 'burbs

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

add this farkle to the ride...

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Hunter-Killer
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a few laptops that succumbed to the same fate. What a horrible feeling watching that cup fall onto the keyboard, then zap. The only bright side is, they are getting cheaper, price wise.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had my expensive work laptop on a flight in the overhead bin. Some knucklehead had set their bag on top of mine with a water bottle that wasn't quite shut tightly enough. Needless to say that our tech people weren't happy when they poored water out of it back home.
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