01-06-2013 09:38 PM
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  1. Bernard Chelin's Avatar
    So just after midnight on NYE as I was taking photos of the fireworks from the Story Bridge in Brisbane.....tragedy....My phone swan dives over the railing falling 74 meters to the concrete below.

    Amazingly the photos I had just taken had already uploaded to skydrive via 4G so I still have the last few snaps of the countdown with my friends.

    To my surprise though as I looked on in horror the screen was still on. By the time I got down there though it was off..

    For such a big fall it fared pretty well though.. the outer casing shot off to one side and the front screen is smashed but all the pieces are still there.

    To say I am devastated is an under statement.

    My advice. Don't drop your phone off a bridge.
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    ton_pkt, K Rad, BIGPADDY and 1 others like this.
    01-01-2013 02:44 AM
  2. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Holy crap!

    What are your smartphone plans now?
    01-01-2013 02:51 AM
  3. Bernard Chelin's Avatar
    Back to my old iPhone 4 till I make a decision.....I'm really sad as I had literally just gotten used to everything on WP8 :(
    01-01-2013 02:54 AM
  4. irvin792's Avatar
    I am sorry for your loss :(
    RushilPa and ffMathy like this.
    01-01-2013 02:58 AM
  5. Bernard Chelin's Avatar
    I forgot to mention that I am one month into my new 24 month contract.
    01-01-2013 03:00 AM
  6. MDak280's Avatar
    Oh man that sucks D: And it's a yellow one, too! I'm really sorry, that's terrible. Especially since you still have a while to go before you can upgrade again :(
    01-01-2013 03:32 AM
  7. mcclouis's Avatar
    dude i REALLY hope you bought insurance!
    01-01-2013 04:11 AM
  8. Bernard Chelin's Avatar
    dude i REALLY hope you bought insurance!
    Sadly.....no..
    01-01-2013 04:26 AM
  9. jiayit's Avatar
    23 months without a Lumia? Sad for your loss :(
    ffMathy likes this.
    01-01-2013 05:41 AM
  10. mythra's Avatar
    start buying parts and fix it yourself using the dis-assembly video.

    please also list out the swear words you used when the phone fell out of your hands. :)
    Nataku4ca, MDak280 and phirefly like this.
    01-01-2013 01:45 PM
  11. 9204life's Avatar
    At least the battery is removable now.... Sorry for your loss though, yellow 920 to boot :(
    parez81 likes this.
    01-01-2013 01:52 PM
  12. s0briquet's Avatar
    i would send you my 30 day accidental drop coupon to best buy for my lumia if it could only work on your contract
    01-01-2013 02:02 PM
  13. rtotheich's Avatar
    Have you tried powering on or anything to feel for vibration? Maybe I'm just being too optomistic but it's somewhat possible that just the screen was destroyed. Screen might be $100 or so to fix..
    01-01-2013 10:01 PM
  14. K Rad's Avatar
    Sorry for your loss... :(

    Am glad I "drop-tested" from probably around 74cms only.
    01-01-2013 10:54 PM
  15. Bernard Chelin's Avatar
    Have you tried powering on or anything to feel for vibration? Maybe I'm just being too optomistic but it's somewhat possible that just the screen was destroyed. Screen might be $100 or so to fix..
    Haha, yeah no. Totally broken...haha
    01-02-2013 01:12 AM
  16. pulkit10's Avatar
    Sorry for your loss mate.

    Suggestion: Buy insurance, keep it for a month and claim it got run over by a thief getting away...might just work.
    ffMathy likes this.
    01-02-2013 01:54 AM
  17. erzhik's Avatar
    You just had to drop yellow 920, didn't you?
    01-02-2013 02:27 AM
  18. Maserati Storm's Avatar
    There is no nokia care in your country?
    01-02-2013 06:50 AM
  19. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Sorry for your loss mate.

    Suggestion: Buy insurance, keep it for a month and claim it got run over by a thief getting away...might just work.
    Brilliant. lol
    01-02-2013 07:42 AM
  20. JussiRM's Avatar
    Have you tried powering on or anything to feel for vibration? Maybe I'm just being too optomistic but it's somewhat possible that just the screen was destroyed. Screen might be $100 or so to fix..
    If the phone dived 74 meters on concrete I fear there might be absolutely nothing working on it anymore :'(

    Anyway, feel sorry for this guy. Hope he gets a new one somehow.
    01-02-2013 07:48 AM
  21. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    the motherboard doesn't look too shattered though, but haven't found many parts available online anyway... :/
    01-02-2013 08:51 AM
  22. Ed Boland's Avatar
    That'll buff right out...
    01-02-2013 09:10 AM
  23. pdch's Avatar
    Take it back to the store you bought it from and tell them you want a new phone as the one they sold you was obviously suicidal and that should have been disclosed before purchase.
    bawboh86, Arag0n, phirefly and 1 others like this.
    01-02-2013 09:47 AM
  24. MadSci2's Avatar
    Phones are a part of every day life - like cars and toasters. Every now and then, you are going to break or lose one. Count on it. When it happens, you just have to sigh, learn from the experience if possible, and buy a new one. It hurts more for phones cause we are used to the silly subsidy programs of Carriers, unlike Toasters and cars. But you can't spend 2 years with an iPhone, the bills for your Anger Management Therapy sessions will be much more than a new Lumia.

    For what its worth I suggest either getting another Lumia 920.

    Just wondering, was your phone bareback? I found with my L900 that adding a ZAGG whole body cover gave just the right amount of grip and substantially reduced the number of "Drop Tests" I performed. I have one for my 920 serving this week and I'm being very careful till then cause this happy ne is a bit slippery (mine is red, hence also glossy). If you get a new one it might be worth considering.

    Good luck!
    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
    strikexx likes this.
    01-02-2013 09:59 AM
  25. andrewkeith5's Avatar
    Phones are a part of every day life - like cars and toasters. Every now and then, you are going to break or lose one. Count on it.
    Now, not that I mean to be picky or anything.... Maybe you might lose your car in a gigantic car park occasionally, but when did you last lose your toaster? :s



    @OP Really sorry to see that! Hope 2013 picks up for you and you can get a replacement soon.
    01-02-2013 10:05 AM
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