Water water everywhere? Mobile phone water damage Samsung Galaxy S2 S3

Samsung Galaxy S2 water damageJust as I took ownership of my Samsung Galaxy S3 my S2 died on my. Good timing? The battery ran down over the weekend and it would not recharge.

I still needed the phone. I sent it off for repair. The repairers came back and said it had evidence of water damage. I can tell you that that phone has not come into contact with water. However you can see problems if you use the phone in a damp environment. I my case it is likely to have been listening to BBCRadio4 using the Tune In Radio app over the internet whilst having a shower. The phone has not been “in” the shower – just in the shower room.

This is somewhat unacceptable. Phones should not be this vulnerable. For now I don’t think there is anything to be done but designs need ruggedizing for the future. I’m going to see if I can fix it myself. Stay tuned but for the moment keep your phone out of the bathroom.

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4 thoughts on “Olympic planning & infrastructure put in place by BT for the “Olympic Family”

  1. Trefor Davies tref says:

    Note I’ve taken information from a number of white papers published by the Institution for Engineering and Technology in the compilation of this post. Whilst I generally try and simplify technical descriptions to make it easier reading in this case some of the spiel in the originals may well be replicated herein. I can’t specifically recall which spiel and which papers but if you find some commonality elsewhere I’d be more than happy to acknowledge the original text.

  2. Martyn Dews says:

    Thanks for posting this Tref. It’s a fascinating insight into the infrastructure. I’m constantly amazed by the ever growing hunger for data. I wonder how this compares with Sydney 2000, not long back. Maybe a few hundred phone lines and some decent satellite links? How things have changed.

    Looking forward to the next instalment.

  3. Don’t forget we’re also the first to deploy 100 Gihabit Ethernet into the London Internet Exchange last week :) Whilst the Olympic network is impressive lots more has gone on across the whole of BT’s network.


    1. Trefor Davies tref says:

      Ooh interesting. Sounds like a potential blog post. I’ll give you a bell in the week

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