DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Don't drink the poison Kool-Aid!

  1. Droid Ninja
    JohnnytheK's Avatar
    Member #
    99673
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,342
    Liked
    59 times
    Phone
    Droid X2
    #1

    Don't drink the poison Kool-Aid!

    Killed my X2 last night, sob. I tripped and fell into the swimming pool.
    Not just a pool but one with a salt chlorination system, salty enough to taste.
    Sob. I rolled out in seconds pulled the battery, I warmed it with hair dryer, and put it into rice for several hours.
    It's still not coming back when I try, sickly buzz, blue led, (blue is bad isn't it?)

    I got to Verizon and they say well since you're an idiot and didn't have insurance you can use your upgrade early!

    Oh kay,,,What phone? Any used and repaired phone that they may have on hand.

    How about a Droid Charge, hm, not bad but I loose my upgrade in January right?

    Yes you do, and they wanted $150 for the slightly used Charge. (Cheerful guy.)

    Naw, (took about .5 second)
    With wonder phones coming out in weeks to months I can live with my old OG Droid.

    Then it hit me, can't I buy a X2 off ebay and have it activated?
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Senior Droid
    srvctec's Avatar
    Member #
    205704
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Central Kansas
    Posts
    181
    Liked
    7 times
    Twitter
    srvctec
    Phone
    Samsung Galaxy Note II
    #2
    A couple of things here, although it appears too late.

    I would have just let it dry in front of a fan, NOT a hair dryer- too much heat. I also wouldn't have tried to turn it on or even put the battery back in it for at least 2 days. Use this advice for future reference.

    Sent from my DROID X2
  4. Droid Sensei
    BayouFlyFisher's Avatar
    Member #
    14195
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Posts
    4,969
    Liked
    86 times
    Phone
    Galaxy Note 2
    #3
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnytheK View Post
    Killed my X2 last night, sob. I tripped and fell into the swimming pool.
    Not just a pool but one with a salt chlorination system, salty enough to taste.
    Sob. I rolled out in seconds pulled the battery, I warmed it with hair dryer, and put it into rice for several hours.
    It's still not coming back when I try, sickly buzz, blue led, (blue is bad isn't it?)

    I got to Verizon and they say well since you're an idiot and didn't have insurance you can use your upgrade early!

    Oh kay,,,What phone? Any used and repaired phone that they may have on hand.

    How about a Droid Charge, hm, not bad but I loose my upgrade in January right?

    Yes you do, and they wanted $150 for the slightly used Charge. (Cheerful guy.)

    Naw, (took about .5 second)
    With wonder phones coming out in weeks to months I can live with my old OG Droid.

    Then it hit me, can't I buy a X2 off ebay and have it activated?
    Yes - Ebay or Craigs list. Just be careful that you get a phone with a good history. If possible buy it locally and meet the person at a Verizon store. That way you can have it activated immediately and know for sure whether it's good or not.
    Baton Rouge, LA
  5. Droid Ninja
    JohnnytheK's Avatar
    Member #
    99673
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,342
    Liked
    59 times
    Phone
    Droid X2
    #4
    Cool, thanks. Good way to get a safe used phone.

    I already miss it, my D1 is so slow,,,

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
  6. Droid Ninja
    rubiksc00p's Avatar
    Member #
    223451
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Somewhere on this amazing ball of creation!
    Posts
    1,376
    Liked
    117 times
    Phone
    DROID X --> Nexus Prime
    #5
    Get the Nexus or the Razr!!! I'm sure you can hang in with an OG for a couple more days (Weeks)! Or since they probably won't have any used ones on hand for a little while, see if they have a used Bionic for ya!

    Swyped and sent through the interwebz to you!
    Last edited by rubiksc00p; 10-20-2011 at 02:40 PM.
  7. Droid Ninja
    JohnnytheK's Avatar
    Member #
    99673
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,342
    Liked
    59 times
    Phone
    Droid X2
    #6
    That's the point, you can't use your early update for the new wonder phones. You only get to choose a used phone. At a lousy price too!

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
  8. noobsterootster's Avatar
    Member #
    230676
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    39
    Liked
    2 times
    Phone
    Motorolla Droid X2 GB 2.3.4
    #7
    Thats bull...I got my brand new x2 when I forced verizon to give me an early upgrade! They are lying when they say they can only give you a cpo phone...call tech support, tell them u were offered an early upgrade and they will tell you how to get a NEW phone...and if all else fails, say ur switching to sprint...they'll s ur d to keep you after that. For future reference, buy insurance. And call customer service instead of going to the store for issues such as this one...the people on the phone take way better care of you! Hope this helped!

    swyped and sent from my DROID X2 using DroidForums
    Sent from my CRANBERRY DROID RAZR (stock) using Swiftkey 3 which I got for free using aptoide!
  9. Droid Ninja
    rubiksc00p's Avatar
    Member #
    223451
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Somewhere on this amazing ball of creation!
    Posts
    1,376
    Liked
    117 times
    Phone
    DROID X --> Nexus Prime
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnytheK View Post
    That's the point, you can't use your early update for the new wonder phones. You only get to choose a used phone. At a lousy price too!

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
    Welp, the Bionic isn't a new wonderfone since razr is out... Couldn't you get them to give you a used one of those?

    Swyped and sent through the interwebz to you!
  10. Droid Ninja
    JohnnytheK's Avatar
    Member #
    99673
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,342
    Liked
    59 times
    Phone
    Droid X2
    #9
    Thanks for all the suggestions, but I've only have to wait 2-1/2 months and the Razr or Nexus might be cheaper then!
    Also the way tech in evolving early next year, hmmmm!?!
    After all my OG is workable if I keep it simple and keep lots of RAM free.
    If I get weak, well I guess I could use a Bionic, if I have too :-)

    Yeah I agree noobsterooster, I learned a few months ago, that if this guy couldn't help come back a few days later and
    whine a bit. I'll try tech support, thanks.

    Insurance, now you tell me.

    Until now I have never lost or damaged any of my phones so I thought it was a waste.
    Last edited by JohnnytheK; 10-22-2011 at 12:08 PM.
  11. Droid Sensei
    tjk629's Avatar
    Member #
    24029
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    3,046
    Liked
    198 times
    Phone
    Samsung Galaxy S4
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by srvctec View Post
    A couple of things here, although it appears too late.

    I would have just let it dry in front of a fan, NOT a hair dryer- too much heat. I also wouldn't have tried to turn it on or even put the battery back in it for at least 2 days. Use this advice for future reference.

    Sent from my DROID X2
    This.

    NEVER try to use a hair dryer and depending on how deep the device was submerged for. I would have had it stayed 24-48 hours.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Custom Android Drink Cooler
    By dgstorm in forum Android News
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-10-2011, 11:46 AM
  2. Favorite drink recipe / bartender app?
    By Ghostwheel in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-13-2010, 10:20 AM
  3. Spilled a drink on my droid 2
    By yankeebaseball in forum Droid 2 Tech Issues
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-14-2010, 10:29 AM
  4. Like taking a drink from a fire hose!
    By mmcphie in forum New Member Introductions & Site Assistance
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-19-2010, 04:40 PM

Search tags for this page

can the droid motorola razr be submerged in water?

,
don't kool aid killing
,
drinking the poison kool aid
,
drinking the poisoned kool-aid
,
droid razr submerge
,

droid razr submerged

,
ingrediants for poison koolade
,

kool aid poison

,

poison kool aid

,
poison kool aid cocktail recipe
,
poison kool-aid
,
what poison was in the kool aid
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Find us on Google+