View Full Version : I think I killed my phone...

lupo pazzesco
07-20-2010, 02:37 AM
Well, sort of. Over the weekend, we had some pretty nasty thunderstorms here. With them came some pretty pretty lightning. I went outside and watched for a bit, but the view from my apartment building sucks. That's beside the point. Anyways, moving on.

when the thunder started, I shut down my computer, and unplugged stuff. During the last set of storms of this magnitude, my modem/router got FRIED because I forgot to unplug it. I didn't want it to happen again to any of my other electronics, so, yeah.

I forgot to unplug my cell phone, which was sitting on the charger. I didn't think anything of it. Just woke up on Sunday and realized , hey, we lost power! Joy... Couldn't shower, or cook breakfast, or open the fridge to pack a lunch, so I was all kinds of cranky. No joke. Still managed to make it to work on time, though! I threw my phone in my bag, and took off.

Well, I noticed it'd been quiet. My manager emailed my work account this morning and asked why I didn't respond to her text about something or other. So I pull my phone out and turn it on. Say rather, I TRIED to turn it on. Black screen. Gulp... I take the battery out, take the SIM card out, put it all back in, try to turn it on. Still nothing. Got a blip when I plugged it into the charger, but nothing again when I take it off the charger.

I called support on my lunch hour, and was told to bring it into a nearby store, because it sounds like it may just be the battery that's fried, and that can be replaced, though replacing the charger cord is probably a good idea too. Thank goodness for insurance, because I cannot afford to buy anything new. But, it looks like I've been without a phone for about 2 days, and will be without one for who knows how long.

Kind of sad that I didn't realize I'd been without it. I do that a lot. I guess that speaks to just how isolated I really am, though.


Stupid phone.

07-20-2010, 12:23 PM
So you got tired of beating yourself up, and decided to take on your poor, defenseless phone?

Hope it gets fixed quickly.

07-20-2010, 03:07 PM
So I'm not the only one who stupidly broke their phone. I dropped mine from about 4 inches up onto my portable swamp cooler. I have had a palm centro, which has a recessed screen. It must've just hit just right to break the screen, since when I went to shut it off that night, the screen was busted.

I'm due for my 2 year upgrade, but can't afford it right now. This is my first time to break a phone, and of course, the worst time financially to do so. I got a loaner phone from a coworker, so I have that, but non smartphones piss me off. Had a smartphone for 5 years now.

07-20-2010, 06:44 PM
Whew. That's why you haven't answered any texts. Ok.

I hope it gets fixed soon!

lupo pazzesco
07-20-2010, 11:59 PM
Yis, that's why I've been silent. Never purposeful, believe me! And when I DO feel the need to go into hermit mode, I tend to send out a text to people I talk/text with most, letting them know that I'm not up to conversing for a while. Rest assured, this is NOT by choice.

Stupid storms...