[access-uk] Re: Washing keyboards, was Victor Reader Stream down the toilet

I'm reading backwards, we're not on that old chestnut again are we? putting the keyboard in the dish washer, apparently it works, I think its somewhat bizarre myself but oh well.


Another one is that you can put your external hard drive in the freezer if its playing up, you have to cool the room before getting it out though and hook it up to your computer asap to get the data off it before it warms up, not sure it'd work myself but, I just love hearing all of these strange ideas.

Trace

----- Original Message ----- From: "Barry Hill" <bbinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 10:03 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Washing keyboards, was Victor Reader Stream down the toilet


That's incredible, George.  I don't have a dishwasher, but I guess a swill
in a sink would go some way to washing them out.




Cheers

Barry
-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
George Bell
Sent: 14 October 2010 9:45 AM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream down the toilet

Keep your fingers crossed, Barry, and perhaps leave it for a while longer.

At the suggestion of quite a few on the internet, I've actually put PC
keyboards through the dishwasher on a cool wash cycle with no detergent.

The recommendation is a leave then in a nice warm airing cupboard for at
least 3 days, turning them over every 12 hours or so to allow any pooling
water to evaporate. Crazy idea, and only as a last resort before tipping a
keyboard, but 8 out of 10 usually survive and go on for another year or
more.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Barry Hill
Sent: 14 October 2010 09:33
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream down the toilet

Ha... If only I had taken out the extended warrantee. I never believed that
these were worth the money.  Still, would the warrantee cover me for
accidental damage? I'll leave it drying out until this afternoon and see if
it works.



Cheers

Barry
-----Original Message-----
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Adrien Collins
Sent: 13 October 2010 9:29 PM
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream down the toilet

Hi barry

Did you take out extended warranty when you purchased the streem?


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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barry Hill
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:57 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream down the toilet

Thanks for the suggestion, Barry, but I've had the Stream for over two years
now, so Tom's not going to cover it.  Still, it might have only fried the
battery, which I can buy a replacement from Humanware.




Cheers

Barry
-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Barry Toner
Sent: 13 October 2010 3:52 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Victor Reader Stream down the toilet

Hi Barry,

Nightmare! I did that with a Nokia about 4 years back. The Nokia did work
again but it's camera was recked and it doesnt' remember the Date/Time if
it's powered off.  I still have it and have used it as an emergency spare.

Regarding your Stream... You maybe covered still by Humanware if it is less
than a year old.  Try contacting Tom burton in Tech Support Humanware UK
tom.burton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx .

I feel your pain!  Two days before I went on Microsoft Cert training (only
in the last week or so), I managed to dump a cup of tea off a side table
over my 3 week old MSI Laptop that I bought in Canada!  The thing was
wrecked.  I dried it out for 24 hours but when I opened it the RAM,
Motherboard and CPU were covered with stickyness from the Milk in the tea.
I had to run up to PC World and buy a Toshiba I3 as I needed a machine to
take away with me. Luckily our house insurance with Loyds are covering the
liquid laptop!

Perhaps it's the name?  Maybe we're cursed?  Lol  Sorry fella I know it
sucks.

Best of luck with Humanware!

Barry.



-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Barry Hill
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:50 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Victor Reader Stream down the toilet

Hi all

I've just dropped my Stream down the toilet while it was
playing (Stop
laughing).  If you must know, I had the stream in a top
pocket and was
adjusting the fittings on the seat so, thankfully, it was
a clean
toilet.

I took the back off the Stream and the battery out then
laid all on a
towel in the airing cupboard to dry.  Has anyone else
successfully
dried out their Stream and got it working properly again
after a
dunking?

As a boy-scout precaution, if it is defunct, I'd like
suggestions for
a replacement.  Isn't there a player that's smaller and
has an FM
radio built in?  Wonder what my insurance is like.

Cheers

Barry

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