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Update on phone that went over board! #14063583 07/16/21 03:43 AM
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Almost 6 weeks ago I dropped my phone over board on lake tawakoni. Went out twice to try and find it with no luck. Well last week went out with a guy from my bass club. I had talked to him and told him what had happened and he said he could find it. He was out there pre fishing for a tournament and I met him there when I got off work. I took him to where It had gone over board. He jumped in and within 10 minutes he found it. I took it home and took a shop vac to it. Sucked out as much water as I could. I plugged it in and it came on. I couldn't believe it. It was late so I went to bed. Next day tried and cut it on and it wouldn't cut on. It was toast. I called a phone repair store and they told me it was either 2 things. The battery or the screen. I ordered a screen and battery. Took the phone apart. Cleaned all the corrosion out of it waited for parts to come in the mail. Parts came. Put it back together. Cut it on and bingo. I was able to retrieve and transfer all pics (my deceased mother, daughter, all my fish pics) and text to my new phone and transfer contacts off the sim card. That phone was on the bottom of lake tawakoni for a month. I guess momma wanted me to have it back. She was smiling down me.

Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: slotfish70] #14063605 07/16/21 04:27 AM
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Whoa! Glad you got everything sorted. Lucky break. I wonder if my phone at the bottom of the local creek could be salvaged? It's been in there for 3 years now!


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Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: slotfish70] #14063611 07/16/21 04:53 AM
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Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: slotfish70] #14063715 07/16/21 12:20 PM
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Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: slotfish70] #14063824 07/16/21 01:58 PM
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That's pretty amazing. And as a reminder, everyone should be backing up your phone either to your computer or to the cloud. I have a reminder set to tell me to back mine up every other Friday.


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Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: slotfish70] #14063851 07/16/21 02:21 PM
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Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: slotfish70] #14063944 07/16/21 03:38 PM
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Nice to hear.

Several years ago the spouse found a blackberry in the ditch while antelope hunting, it had obviously been there since the year before, over winter.
We brought it home. Our son soaked it in alcohol for a few days and ordered a new cheap battery for it. It came right on.
The only thing he could access was a pic of the guys Wyoming hunting licenses, his antelope tag.
I googled him, he is an insurance guy in Nebraska and his contact info came up.
I emailed him and told him about then phone, he was ecstatic. He lost in the year before and it had all his contacts in it.
We send it to him and he volunteered to pay for the battery and shipping, we simply requested a donation to a local charity instead and he did that to his local fire dept.

Had he not taken a pic of his tag we would have been able to find him, the phone was locked. Back up all your contacts and pics if you keep them on your phone.

Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: slotfish70] #14064039 07/16/21 05:05 PM
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Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: slotfish70] #14064114 07/16/21 05:59 PM
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Man that’s crazy. Kind of makes me want to go after mine I lost in lake Whitney. 28’ deep but my buddy is a scuba diver….
I figured those contacts were gone regardless….


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Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: slotfish70] #14064151 07/16/21 06:30 PM
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Great story. I am glad you got the pictures back.

Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: slotfish70] #14064285 07/16/21 08:29 PM
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Did he use Livescope?

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Mom's always take care of her kids. Glad you got it back and her pictures.

Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: slotfish70] #14064883 07/17/21 11:23 AM
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Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: YEE_YEE] #14065349 07/17/21 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by YEE_YEE
Did he use Livescope?

I am curious about this also. Please clue us in on how your friend found it, inquiring mind want to know.

Re: Update on phone that went over board! [Re: Oldrabbit] #14065388 07/17/21 10:44 PM
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When we got there. He took his shirt off, shoes off, emptied his pockets and jumped over board. Took a deep breath and went under. Went to the bottom, which was 4 to 5 ft, come up for air and then repeat. Sorry guys no livescope. Lol

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