Br3nda (taniwha_nz) wrote in gadgets,

TX went for a swim

it's been a long 48 hours.

the rain on friday morning, was more like a sheet of water.. more like
swimming than walking to work.

I thought my TX would be fine at the bottom of my Kathmandu bag. I
thought wrong.

my fancy new teflon "riding coat" (the kind aussie cowboys use,
supposedly)deflect all the water to pool at my back, and into the

I first noticed when i removed my ipod from my bag, and put it on my
desk at work. i left to make a coffee and returned to find the papers
underneath it soaked through to mush...

supressing a scream, i casually opened my bag, to find my cellphone
and my Palm TX, in a pool of water.

The ipod was fine - the buttons that click wheel have proven to be
cmpletely water tight.

The phone, - - i wouldnt mind a new phone, but it was also
functioning perfectly.

but the palm tx was not looking good. The foamy standard cover protect
it well from impact, but in damp it wicked all the water in towards
the screen. It was drenched, i could see the water moving around under
the screen

pulling on the cowboy coat again, i wacked th dial on my BT headset as
ran out of the office. I voice dialled my other half, callum, and run
2 blocks uphill in the rain, the wind so strong it nearly knocked me
sideways on vivian street.

At Callum's workshop, the other hardware g33ks gathered around, with
comments "It's a gonner", "it's fried", and other helpful comments.

Callum pulled it apart, and left it under a lamp. there ware water all
through the screen, in inside the LCD.

But, hurrah hurrah !!! no water in the circuitry of the main board.

so, a day under the lamp - and a day of fretting .

I just now took it home, to the charger, and waited..

and it's WORKING!! can you believe it? There's now a big finger print
visible on the screen, but other than that unscathed!

it's fetching my email right now.

It's so good to have my TX back.

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