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    Default Oh no ,a step too far !

    Any else ever put a pedometer through a complete washing machine cycle ?
    I did this morning and it looked like peddy was a right off .
    but an afternoon in the airing cupboard and a new battery and it's working again.
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    No but I was walking along the beach and paddling in the sea when I decided it was such a nice day to go deeper, forgetting that my phone was in my pocket. Once my leg started getting rather warm I suddenly remembered . Tried drying the phone out over night but it was deceased so mobiles are not as robust as pedometers then LOL.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Al & Tracy Smith View Post
    so mobiles are not as robust as pedometers then
    Well, I don't know - a friend of mine once managed to drop his mobile down the loo in a public toilet, and he fished it out but it never worked again! I don't know whether he fished it out before or after using the loo... hmy:

    On the other hand, another friend used to live on a canal boat, and he quite often lost his mobile over the side, but it just carried on working every time when he got it out. I suppose it depends on the particular make or model.
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    Went caching over some heathland in North Norfolk and managed to drop my mobile phone somewhere... it was my company mobile as well. Spent 2 hours backtracking my movements, which as we all know looks like a demented bee .
    Normally I put my phone in my backpack but on this occasion (dont know why) I put it in my fleece pocket Duh!

    I then spent another hour driving the local villages looking for a public phone to ring the wife to warn her that I was phoneless.

    I got a right telling off back at work as I tried to explain how and where I lost it.

    I now take and old mobile with me now - lesson learnt.
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    I did an audit at epson the printer people once. One of their tests and that for other elctronics is to submerge under water while off.

    Remove allow to dry and they should work.

    The key here is to make sure the power is off when wet or as soon as possible after they get soaked as the circuit boards are usually coated with conformal coating which protects them for a short !! period of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t.a.folk View Post
    Any else ever put a pedometer through a complete washing machine cycle ?
    I did this morning and it looked like peddy was a right off .
    but an afternoon in the airing cupboard and a new battery and it's working again.
    So how far did it travel, whilst in the machine? :wacko:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear and Ragged View Post
    So how far did it travel, whilst in the machine? :wacko:
    It was too dizzy to say .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    Well, I don't know - a friend of mine once managed to drop his mobile down the loo in a public toilet, and he fished it out but it never worked again! I don't know whether he fished it out before or after using the loo... hmy:
    It amazes me how many people have DONE that! (yes, me too: in my case, it was before ANY use, but the 5 seconds in the water still killed the - Nokia - phone!)


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    I've not put a mobile through the washing mashine YET but I have a cordless house phone that I put on the car roof so I could hear it whilst gardening, then needed to nip out I drove off with the phone still on the roof. Someone picked it up and took it home hoping that I would ring it , Luckily a friend of mine new the person and saw the phone so I got it back.

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