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    mem stick thats how they should be built

    Imagine the scene an overstressed edugeeker admin and he is looking for his memory stick.

    But he can't find his dam work mem stick anywhere no problem as was only a cheap 128mb stick and he can get all the work back...

    One week later the edugeekers better half finds said memory stick in the wash (having been been cleaned 3 time with washing powder).

    This said edugeeker plugs it in to his laptop and works all data there and no corruption now that's dam memory stick... slightly battered plastic and bit of rust around metal connector other than that all fine..

    This story was sponsored by letters d...o...h and filed at at the society of forget to check you pockets before putting stuff in the wash studios.....

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    Re: mem stick thats how they should be built

    Good job you didn't use Vanish then!

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    Re: mem stick thats how they should be built

    I think you should change your avatar to Krusty the Clown webman!

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    Re: mem stick thats how they should be built

    Been there, done that with my 256MB one... was surprised how well it worked after emptying the water out of the cap

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    Re: mem stick thats how they should be built

    my 256MB mp3/memory stick has seen nearly just over 6000 miles of motorcycling, has got drenching and suffered frostbite on many occasions. bit rusty but still works

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    Re: mem stick thats how they should be built

    Solution to this issue to ensure you will be safe is the Corsair Rubber memory sticks, they are ace!

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    Re: mem stick thats how they should be built

    I did this with my Samsung D500, it went through a full wash, then a full drying cycle. Got left in the bottom of the dryer for days. I found it eventually and feared the worst. I tried to turn it on but it was flat. Needless to say after a full recharge it worked perfectly..................much to my amazement.

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    Re: mem stick thats how they should be built

    Did anyone else see the Gadget Show piece where they pitted USB stick, CD, Floppy and ZIP disk for durability. Think the test went along the lines of dipped in coke, wine, and a mixture of salt water. All seemed to just about pass, then baked in a pie. This killed the floppy. Then thrown around a bit a driven over. Finally all were put in a motar cannon and fired against a wall. After a little search the biggest bits were of the USB stick which they sent off to a recovery company and got all the data off perfectly. Very impressive I thought.

    I'll see if I can find on youTube

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