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Ever Destroyed A Cell Phone On Accident?  
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Well, it has taken me 9 years, but I finally destroyed my first cell phone. I've always taken extra careful care of my phones, but last Thursday I had a slip up. As I was getting ready to head up to go to bed, I started trying to remember where I put my cell. I figured I might have left it upstairs, and went into the laundry room to put my close in the drier. As I was doing so, I noticed my divers license sitting on the bottom of the washer, which I wasn't worried about. They make them stand up to just about anything these days. But, as I removed some more, I noticed my cell, face down, at the bottom of the washer. It was almost fitting that it would be face down.


I let it dry out over night, and the next morning it would turn on, but half the buttons wouldn't work. I couldn't dial numbers, etc. So, with a $225 credit from sprint, I got a new phone. It came in the mail yesterday.

This is my new phone. The Sanyo MM-8300. I like it so far mostly. It's a little small, and the buttons are pretty tiny. But, the web browser on it is faster than my old phone, it feels.


So, who else has destroyed a cell phone? Any creative ways? It's Friday, so we need a stupid thread.

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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

Yup... dropped it from a fifth floor balcony... you can figure out the rest!

Oh... if anyone wants to get some glue and complete a real puzzle, give me a shout and I can hook you up!  Wink



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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

I dropped and broke part of the LCD screen of the Nokia 5170 I owned, back in the days when everyone (and I mean everyone) had one of those. It was still functioning after that, though. The funny thing is, since it was only a corner of the screen, I could still see who was calling; what really pi$$ed me off was not being able to play Snake.  Silly


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User currently offlineScrappy74 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 97 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Haven't destroyed a phone yet (knock on wood), but came damn close when I spilled an entire bottle of Heineken in my purse (it sounds stupid but I didn't quite have all of my motor skills with me at that point). It wrecked my digital camera and my money smelled like beer for days...

Kind of hard to get mad about something like that happening once you realize you're an idiot...since then I've been VERY careful not to bring electronics out with me when going to a bar/party haha  banghead 



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

accidently, no.....on purpose, that's another story  wink 

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineLentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

I'm fairly sure I destroyed a cell phone by placing it outside of the window in the rain (this is SEA) but that was the only way I could get reception, and even there it's iffy. Damn you Verizon.

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2772 times:
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Well, my phone was getting kinda old, but it didn't work anymore after my once flip phone now was two separate pieces.

Note: Don't sit on an open flip phone...



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User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1010 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Thread starter):

I did the exact same thing once. I came down to the basement and found my cell phone at the bottom of the washer. A horrible moment. I pulled it up and started doing some form of cell phone CPR...nada. I wen't to the Cingular place knowing there was nothing they could do for me, and since I didn't have the insurance I was out $200 for a new phone.

Even more I lost all my phone numbers, I was not fully up and running again for a month.



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8094 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

My POS Samsung I used to have froze up for no apparent reason on me last year. Bad timing, too, because it did it while I was on the way to a firing range. We shot it off on a clay pigeon trap and I Cheyney'd it with a 12 gauge before taking it over and finishing it off with a .45 from about 5 feet away. Made for an interesting story when I went to buy a new phone with nothing but the sim card.


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User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 4):
accidently, no.....on purpose, that's another story

Ahem...

I got a little mad with mine recently and thought I'd teach it who was boss. A few seconds in the microwave will teach you a lesson!

5... 4... 3... FLASH!!!

The phone has never worked since. Guess I tought it a lesson. Sim card fried, battery fried, god only knows what the inside of the phone looks like, but if the smell is anything to go by...

Using an old 5100 until I'm due for renewal next month.



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User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

It's amazing the damage a 4 ton forklift will do to even a ruggedized Nextel. It actually still worked but it's kind of difficult to use when it's in several loosely connected pieces.


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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 4):
accidently, no.....on purpose, that's another story wink

After dealing with the original version of the Motorola V60 for a good year and a half I had had enough. If anyone is famliar with the phone, it had an issue with the construction of the antenna so it would snap off after a short time normal use. The reception was poor, and the service sucked...

As soon as I bought a new phone I took the V60 outside and obliterated it with a hammer... It got a lot of anger out  Wink


User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

I accidentally played football/soccer with my old Nokia 3220  rotfl  I kinda dropped it out of my pocket while I was walking, it hit my foot, and thus, I kicked it while it was still in the air (accidentally)... it bounced once and then slid 5 meters down the sidewalk  crazy 

The plastic had cracked multiple places, the rubber thingys on the side was well scratched and I couldn't switch it on again... :-P

Just recently got a Motorola V3 Pink... absolutely adore it!  hearts 


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3592 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

I've destroyed numerous mobile phones over the years, mostly by going in the water (pools/sea) forgetting that I have the phone in my pocket.

User currently offlineThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

Quoting Lentigomaligna (Reply 5):
I'm fairly sure I destroyed a cell phone by placing it outside of the window in the rain (this is SEA) but that was the only way I could get reception, and even there it's iffy. Damn you Verizon.

I hear a lot of people in WA have Verizon is that true?


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

Quoting N766UA (Reply 8):
Bad timing, too, because it did it while I was on the way to a firing range. We shot it off on a clay pigeon trap and I Cheyney'd it with a 12 gauge before taking it over and finishing it off with a .45 from about 5 feet away.

Sweet. It's a lot better than me washing mine in the pocket of my jeans in the washing machine. $130 for a new phone off of Ebay.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4626 posts, RR: 37
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

Accidentally dropped it while using an FMC loader on an A330. Baggage can ran over it. It was a Nokia 6230. What pisses me off is even though the phone was a couple years old, it was still light years ahead of anything sold in North America (why we're so far behind is beyond me, I guess simple phones for simple minds hehe). Right now I'm using some piece of shit Nokia flip phone that doesn't even have blue tooth or a memory card  irked 

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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Razing foam does not exactly help a mobile-phone either. It gets ruined . sigh}
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The only lucky thing was that it happened to the older of two, but bad nevertheless.


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Thread starter):
Ever Destroyed A Cell Phone On Accident?

Yes, but not my own  devil 

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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 18):
Yes, but not my own

THAT's the sort of friends everybody likes !  smile 


User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2650 times:
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Dr Pepper + Sharp GX15 do not mix.
A large spillage, not by me and its no longer working from key 5 downwards.

Still it was an excuse to switch to contract and get a Sony Erricsson K750i, which I can assure you will stay FAR away from Dr Pepper.

kev.



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

I destroyed a cell phone by smashing it in the tail gate of my Blazer. I was loading stuff and I needed two hands, so I put the phone on the tail gate, loaded the box and then attempted to close the tail gate. The phone slid down and was crushed between the body and the tail gate. At first I didn't know why the tail gate wouldn't close, so after three attempts at slamming it shut, I saw what was left of the phone. It was only 2 months old. Thankfully the people at Verizon sold me a refurbished phone that worked well for another year and a half.


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User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

I've destroyed a couple on purpose. What can I say? Sprint enraged me. The only one that wasn't in anger was before my best friend went to Okinawa for his last year in the Marines. We hacksawed his phone to pieces (the battery smell kinda made us dizzy for a second) then drove around town with the charger hanging out of the trunk by its cord while everyone at traffic lights pointed out the bloody obvious: "You have something hanging out of your trunk!" Good times.

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

If four years and a couple months of wear count as "destroying", then yes I have. Good old Nokia 6210... the phone itself still works fine, but half the keys need more than two well-places punches to work.


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User currently offlineBradWray From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 650 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

I was sat comfortably on my chair with a glass of flavoured water resting between my leg and the side of the chair and after sending a text message I went to place my phone on the arm of the chair but it slid down and landed in the water. I got it out, got the hair dryer on it but it was dead.

Thanks, Bradley!



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25 Post contains images Nordair : Is anyone willing to guess to whom the text message was sent?
26 Concord977 : As soon as DCA re-opened after 9/11, I was there and had missed a flight to DFW. I was standing on the upper level by the balcony railing that overloo
27 ManuCH : I forgot one of my Nokias in the pocket of my pants when washing them... it would switch on afterwards, but the display backlight wouldn't work and bu
28 Sabena332 : Of course, I am an expert when it comes to destroying electronics. I killed two of my cell phones, my boyfriend's notebook and recently also my iPod.
29 SlamClick : Our puppy chewed my cell phone. It didn't do any real damage but there are little tooth-dents all over it. Obsolescence will destroy it though. "Sorry
30 Post contains images CurtisMan : Talk about timing!
31 S12PPL : Boy, some creative deaths for cell phones! Thanks for all of the responses! I now know even more ways to be careful with my phone!
32 Continental : I had my brand new cell phone in my pocket when I went canoeing last year. About an hour into the river trip we accidently flipped the canoe! I was a
33 BHMBAGLOCK : Until I saw the signed by line below I was scratching my head a bit on this one.
34 Rolfen : I lost my cell phone twice. Once in a cab, and once in some public place I think. Never got these back. My old phone also took an underwater trip in t
35 Canuckpaxguy : I left my first cell phone on the roof of my Dad's car, and then drove away. I watched it shatter on the road in my rearview mirror. As for headsets,
36 YOWza : Siemens S25: dropped in a public toilet. Nokia 32xx: ex-girlfriend dropped it out of a cable car in South Africa Sony Ericsson T68i: accidentally ran
37 Post contains images Jap : Which, funnily enough, is the entire IDEA of the signed by jokes... bravo
38 KaiGywer : Haha, my dog did the same to my wife's phone. Keys were a little tricky, but phone still worked (and still does, ready for the next time I break a ph
39 Speedbirdie : I threw my K750i at the bookshelf the other day in a fit of rage, then dropped it on the pavement.. So i went and bought myself a new one W810i mmmmmm
40 Theredbaron : I have had like 9 cell phones since 1990, I have only destroyed one.. Got pissed off because I got stranded in a secondary road, and the phone went de
41 AsstChiefMark : I haven't wrecked any cell phones, but I have destroyed two ambulance pagers. The first one dropped in the toilet when I was...you know. The second on
42 Gilligan : Yep, that's me. I also destroyed a cell phone by being unaware that it had popped off my belt clip and letting it get run over by a bus. I have a raz
43 YYZflyer : Not destroyed it but I did crack the front screen while falling. I was walking home from school and the field was extremely icy. I was moving slowly b
44 Post contains images Iowaman : I had my LG VX6000 while I was riding my bike and of course it fell out of my pocket and I didn't know it until later, so I went back and it had been
45 AAden : I can't seem to keep one i dropped one in the urinal at homecomeing stepped on a couple left my last one at a park and it got ran over. or the classic
46 Post contains images NWA742 : No, not yet, but it's bound to happen sooner or later. I've dropped my Samsung A840 several times, it's a tough son of a gun. My big brother, on the o
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