General Chat Thread, Cleaning up a mobile phone in General; Teenage daughter lost her mobile (a Samsung U600) just over a fortnight ago and having turned the house upside down, ...
20th August 2009, 04:00 PM #1
Cleaning up a mobile phone
Teenage daughter lost her mobile (a Samsung U600) just over a fortnight ago and having turned the house upside down, we completely failed to find it. We had to assume that she'd left it somewhere.
I found it yesterday... in the pocket of her jeans... hanging on an airing rack in our conservatory.
In typical teenage style her bedroom is a pit; I finally lost it with her last weekend and made her clear the layer of clothes into the washing machine.
Gingerly we charged it up - the battery was totally flat - and tried switching it on.
All credit to Samsung - the phone has been through a 30 degree wash with non-bio powder and fabric conditioner - it's a bit scratched, but it works! All she had to do was reset the time and date.
Maybe she'll check her pockets next time she clears her clothes into the washing machine
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20th August 2009, 04:16 PM #2
Yeah my mobiles seen the bottom of a few pints, the toilet ( clean water ) and bath... LG KU990 what a sturdy little phone.. I will be sad to see it go come November.
As for getting a teenager to clean up!! Miracles apparently can happen..... but then when will pigs actually fly.
20th August 2009, 04:31 PM #3
But she won't, because it still works, meaning it gets taken for granted.
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
You might have had more chance of getting through to her if the phone was bust and she couldn't afford a new one - she might take more care then.
20th August 2009, 05:03 PM #4
Originally Posted by Hightower
I fear you are right.
When originally lost, she thought we could 'just replace it on the insurance', but learned about insurance excesses and no claims discounts and had resigned herself to saving.
She had been buttering up her brother to try and get his old phone as he wants to buy a new one in the next couple of weeks. Normal service (i.e.bickering) now resumed! My son saves (and earns) money as efficiently as my daughter spends it, so he can afford a phone!
21st August 2009, 01:01 AM #5
least it will be clean and free of viruses.
21st August 2009, 04:49 AM #6
oh no, it would then be elsiegee40's fault for making her clean up the room if you go by teenage thinking, and still not learn anything.
Originally Posted by Hightower
21st August 2009, 09:23 AM #7
my old dear used to empty the pockets of anything put for wash, and we were told that anything she found she kept. Id regularly forget about a 20 pound note or such, and if I left my phone in them she would keep it for about a week before giving me it back. She made a fortune out the 4 of us over the years.
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elsiegee40 (21st August 2009)
21st August 2009, 09:40 AM #8
Yeah, same here. Had to buy a wallet in the end so I knew where all my money was.
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
Now I just leave a snotty tissue in the pockets for old times sake hehe.
21st August 2009, 10:00 AM #9
21st August 2009, 10:42 AM #10
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I'm never ever EVER letting my girlfriend see this post haha!
my old dear used to empty the pockets of anything put for wash, and we were told that anything she found she kept. Id regularly forget about a 20 pound note or such, and if I left my phone in them she would keep it for about a week before giving me it back. She made a fortune out the 4 of us over the years
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