In continuation to the trend of smartphones surviving after being mistreated, we present you a story of a smartphone, which got brought back to life right after spending 45 minutes of “baking” inside of an oven. Inspired by the story of the iPhone 4, which survived after falling to the ground after unintentionally being dropped off from a plane, The Consumerist reader Jim decided to share the tale of his wife and her resilient Palm Pixi.
My wife was cooking last month.
She set the oven to 450 degrees. When that temperature was reached,
she inserted a baking sheet with the food she had prepared. After 45
minutes, she opened the oven and found her Palm Pixi phone in the
oven just inside the door. It had apparently fallen out of her pocket
as she bent down to insert the food into the oven.
She immediately grabbed the phone and when it had cooled enough, she removed the battery, which was distorted by the heat. Figuring she had nothing to lose, she placed a spare battery into the phone. It immediately came to life and has not given her a problem since.
We strongly suggest you to restrain yourself from treating your gadgets to anything similar to the story above, but if you have already cooked your smartphone in the past, either by accident or on purpose, feel free to share the results with us by posting a comment below.