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USB drive went through the laundry

  1. Apr 3, 2006 #1
    All my files...


    ...are still accessible! I'm amazed that this thing works. It went through both the washer and the dryer.

    Here's a picture in case you've never seen one of these:

    http://www.usbflashdrive.org/art/product/hi_SamsungUSBflashdrive.jpg
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2006 #2

    dav2008

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    Personally, I use "Disk Cleanup" but whatever works I guess.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2006 #3
    You use Windows? Well, whatever works I guess. Or doesn't work. Hmm.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2006 #4

    JasonRox

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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.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2006 #5

    Astronuc

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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.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2006 #6
    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.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2006 #7
    Back up your files ><
     
  9. Apr 3, 2006 #8

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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:


    That too!
     
  10. Apr 3, 2006 #9
    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.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2006 #10

    Integral

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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:
     
  12. Apr 4, 2006 #11

    Curious3141

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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.
     
  13. Apr 4, 2006 #12

    Moonbear

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    :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:
     
  14. Apr 4, 2006 #13

    JamesU

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    My friend's new iPod went through the wash...and...no, it didn't make it
     
  15. Apr 4, 2006 #14

    Curious3141

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    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 ?
     
  16. Apr 4, 2006 #15

    Chi Meson

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  17. Apr 4, 2006 #16

    BobG

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    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.)
     
  18. Apr 5, 2006 #17

    DaveC426913

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    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!
     
  19. Apr 5, 2006 #18

    BobG

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    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.
     
  20. Apr 5, 2006 #19

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    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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