Palm TX Went for a SWIM!

, posted: 16-May-2006 17:39

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 bag.. 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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Comment by Matt, on 28-Dec-2007 16:37

I cleaned my screen with water and toothpaste, since my protective covering of the palm tx had a small dent and I hoped to polish it out a little with the toothpaste...I noticed toothpaste in the edges and I was a bit worried...I washed it off and sure enough it won't turn on..Im going to leave it out for a day and hope for the same effect you got...at least I have a backup of everything... You think mine will work again?


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