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Comment by Greg C on Is Resetting Your PC a Good Idea? (April 25, 2019 02:46 AM)
Windows 7 : for MARTY above. My Win7 machine is old, but can access 7 0r 8 HDD on multiple controllers, which there are no drivers for since Vista. (V...
Comment by Delton C Baker on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 25, 2019 12:36 AM)
I used the rice method, but ultimately the recovery was a failure. The phone (Samsung S6), was able to boot again and was able to make phone calls, bu...
Comment by Delton C Baker on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 25, 2019 12:36 AM)
I used the rice method, but ultimately the recovery was a failure. The phone (Samsung S6), was able to boot again and was able to make phone calls, bu...
Comment by Noe on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 11:17 PM)
I remember way back when the Palm Pilot first appeared there were stories about incidents of people who carried their Pilots in their shirt pockets an...
Comment by Baz on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 10:45 PM)
Hello I did the dropping phone in the looe I finished drying of my phone by putting on the aircon vent in the car as cold air is very dry It worked fo...
Comment by Kenneth Heikkila on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 07:30 PM)
Or just get any iPhone after 7 and don't worry so much! What, too expensive? It's been many years since 64 GB was enough memory for my iPhone, I'll so...
Comment by Charley on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 06:06 PM)
LOL mike. Have you ever tried finding a pay phone these days? Also, they have removed the emergency call boxes from the freeways in the SF bay area. T...
Comment by mike on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 05:58 PM)
Wait...you actually carry a phone around with you. How inconvenient is that? I am sure it is so anyone that feels like calling you can interrupt you w...
Comment by Reg on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 05:56 PM)
Denatured alcohol, whether from a drugstore, like rubbing alcohol, or from a hardware store is poisonous and contains Pyridine and/or Methanol both of...
Comment by Charley on Oops! I Dropped My Phone AGAIN (April 24, 2019 05:51 PM)
First, as Bob points out a lot, just like your PC make sure you have your phone backed up. I have all my photos, documents, etc. backed up. I use seve...

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