USB drive went through the laundry

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Personally, I use "Disk Cleanup" but whatever works I guess.
 
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You use Windows? Well, whatever works I guess. Or doesn't work. Hmm.
 
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My memory cards have been through the wash numerous of times.

I just hope my iPod or PocketPC never gets in there.
 
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Washing cloths.

Step 1. Empty all pockets. In fact, one can empty one's pockets when one removes the article of clothing and before one deposits the article into a laundry hamper.

The other steps are hopefully pretty obvious.
 
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It's easy enough to say, "empty all those pockets". These things are so tiny they get lost in the folds of a pocket. It's like trying to find a digitzed needle in a haystack of cotton and polyester.
 
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Back up your files ><
 
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I usually empty pockets from my shirt and pants, and put contents in one spot. Then I take the clothes off and put one something more comfortable.

Well, I probably think somewhat procedurally, like engineers tend to do, but then I change procedures probably too often. :rolleyes: :biggrin:


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Back up your files ><
That too!
 
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I've washed an OCZ rally, dropped a cell phone in the toilet and left an exposed router with a Yagi in the rain before, all work now. As long as the PCB is dry it should work.
 
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My wife reveled that mine had been through the wash, she waited to tell me about it, till after I had been using it for a few days. :rolleyes:

I am not real sure how it got in the laundry since I don't carry mine in my pocket :confused:
 
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Hang the drive round your neck. Not the height of fashion, but at least this sort of thing wouldn't happen.
 
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Curious3141 said:
Hang the drive round your neck. Not the height of fashion, but at least this sort of thing wouldn't happen.
:uhh: I do that at work, but then have nearly dangled it into the pan of glassware soaking in the sink a few too many times for comfort. :frown:
 
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My friend's new iPod went through the wash...and...no, it didn't make it
 
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Moonbear said:
:uhh: I do that at work, but then have nearly dangled it into the pan of glassware soaking in the sink a few too many times for comfort. :frown:
Well, that's what shirt pockets are for. Hang the strap round your neck and place the drive into your pocket. Double protection ! Won't get into the wash when you bend over at work and won't get into the wash when you fling your clothes into the laundry at home.

Tough with a female dress, but I'm sure your lab coat has a top pocket ?
 
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Curious3141 said:
Hang the drive round your neck. Not the height of fashion, but at least this sort of thing wouldn't happen.
This also prevents you from inadvertantly leaving your drive in a computer at work or school and losing it forever.

Of course, the drawback is getting home and wondering why there's a computer dangling from the window of your car door.

(All you folks old enough to remember drive-in movies with the speakers you hung in your window probably understood that. For the rest of you, I just feel sorry you missed out on a great piece of Americana.)
 
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BobG said:
(All you folks old enough to remember drive-in movies with the speakers you hung in your window probably understood that. For the rest of you, I just feel sorry you missed out on a great piece of Americana.)
That's not what happens! It shows clearly in the pre-movie trailer that if you attempt to drive away without detaching the window-speaker, your car will break in half! They went to all that trouble to make a cartoon, so it must be true!
 
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DaveC426913 said:
That's not what happens! It shows clearly in the pre-movie trailer that if you attempt to drive away without detaching the window-speaker, your car will break in half! They went to all that trouble to make a cartoon, so it must be true!
At least a good enough possibility of being true that I always avoided the snack bar. The idea of food dancing around the room half clothed always terrified me.
 
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BobG said:
(All you folks old enough to remember drive-in movies with the speakers you hung in your window probably understood that. For the rest of you, I just feel sorry you missed out on a great piece of Americana.)
We've still got a drive-in theater just a few miles away. They got sick of re-attaching the cheesy speakers, so they invested in a low-power radio transmitter. Now when the kids go to the drive-in, they don't choose the flashiest car (the norm all through the 60s), but the one with the most killer stereo, subwoofers, etc.
 

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