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Jimmy - Virtually Best opening device

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Mijn probleem

I had dropped a Panasonic portable telephone into my swimming pool by accident. 12 feet to the bottom. After a few seconds of thinking whether or not the think was now junk, I dove down and retrieved it. I wanted to remove the dang battery cover, but nope, wouldn't budge. So I thought may Jimmy would open it up. I didn't want to use a razor blade, too thin and breakable. My clam and oyster openers would not fit. I don't know why but Jimmy did the trick. I had not yet received my order for a package of them drying out bags, so my kids said to toss it into a bag of rice. First I shook the phone until I couldn't get any more water out and while for the 1st day I sat it upon a sealed bag of white rice, I wasn't convinced that would work either. Then I had an idea pop into my head. I opened every vitamin and pill or medication bottle I had to search for them little silicon bags or little capsules chock full of charcoal or so I think that's what's in them. I found 15 of them suckers so I took the phone out of the Medium sized bag of white rice and found the smallest plastic ziplockable bag. I put as much white rice as I could on the bottom and stuffed the battery compartment with the tubes and bags of sucker-upping material. After 3 days I popped in a pair of plain AA batteries and WOW, the phone worked just as good as new. During that 4 day period I doubted myself and ordered a repaired phone from Panasonic and now I've got 5 portable phones now. I also found a web site on Amazon selling slow discharging rechargable batteries, so I bought 4 packages of these for $6.98 each. Tenergy Centura AAA Low Self-Discharge LSD NiMH Rechargeable Batteries, 1 Card 4xAAA.

Mijn oplossing

So I thought may Jimmy would open it up. I didn't want to use a razor blade, too thin and breakable. My clam and oyster openers would not fit. I don't know why but Jimmy did the trick. I had not yet received my order for a package of them drying out bags, so my kids said to toss it into a bag of rice. First I shook the phone until I couldn't get any more water out and while for the 1st day I sat it upon a sealed bag of white rice, I wasn't convinced that would work either. Then I had an idea pop into my head. I opened every vitamin and pill or medication bottle I had to search for them little silicon bags or little capsules chock full of charcoal or so I think that's what's in them. I found 15 of them suckers so I took the phone out of the Medium sized bag of white rice and found the smallest plastic ziplockable bag. I put as much white rice as I could on the bottom and stuffed the battery compartment with the tubes and bags of sucker-upping material. After 3 days I popped in a pair of plain AA batteries and WOW, the phone worked just as good as new. During that 4 day period I doubted myself and ordered a repaired phone from Panasonic and now I've got 5 portable phones now. I also found a web site on Amazon selling slow discharging rechargable batteries, so I bought 4 packages of these for $6.98 each. Tenergy Centura AAA Low Self-Discharge LSD NiMH Rechargeable Batteries, 1 Card 4xAAA. Not a bad price and each battery was a NI-MH 800mAh 1.2 volts. Much cheaper and more powerful than those suggested by Panasonic.

Mijn advies

Even when you think something is blown, cracked beyond repair, too wet to dry out or any thing else. Find some way to take it apart without shocking yourself to death, like a TV set that may have built up a big bad charge of electricity in those capacitors. The small items like portable phones etc. can be dried out. I've yet to test those bags sold on iFixIt.com because I didn't have any time to waste so I though about some weird sort of alternate solution in the meantime.

BTW: some of them white rice grains got within the phone and I couldn't shake them out. So I took out my miniature tool set from ifixit and found the correct extremely small driver to extract the screws. Something like a double or triple zeros size. YIKES! I would never had that size if I only had the regular dumb screwdrivers sold everywhere else. I'd share some photos if I had though to do so, but so sorry, I was in a rush head kind of mode that day.

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