1. Big Supes's Avatar
    So, my HD7 has bit the bullet after getting a glass of water spilt on it. :( I tried my best to dry it out, but after switching it on, the screen stopped work, then the device wouldn't power up.

    It's been 24hrs now and I'm going insane without my WP! No live tiles, hubs, XBL, Metro UI... I'm going cold turkey...

    I'm currently using a friends old HTC Wildfire and the user-experience is on-par with poking needles in my eyes!

    Not really sure if to look into getting my HD7 repaired or just hanging on until November for the Nokia Lumia 920.
    09-09-2012 10:36 AM
  2. jimski's Avatar
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Maybe a low cost WP on eBay to hold you over till November. You could probably resell it for at least half of what you paid for it, so not much out of pocket.

    And you could be rocking WP again by maybe Wednesday.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
    09-09-2012 10:40 AM
  3. Big Supes's Avatar
    That's probably the best option, jimski. I've been looking at ebay, but the tax man has hit me with an unexpected notice of arrears (from a return in 2010) so it's going to be a real stretch.

    If I end up rocking the Wildfire until November, the 920 is going to feel sweeter than ever!! :D
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    09-09-2012 10:44 AM
  4. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    OMG, dude, that sucks!! I wish I had a spare WP to send you, but an US AT&T-branded phone wouldn't help you much.
    09-09-2012 10:55 AM
  5. Big Supes's Avatar
    Ha! Thanks anyway, dude. :)

    Cyan Lumia 800's are looking quite appealing at the moment. May have a little sell up on ebay to see what I can do.
    09-09-2012 11:17 AM
  6. mmacleodbrown's Avatar
    you could just go for a super cheap lumia 610/710 based on the fact it only has to get you through the next 6-8 weeks?
    09-09-2012 11:25 AM
  7. Duvi's Avatar
    That definitely does suck bro! May be selling my Focus S, if any thing, but would require an unlock.
    09-09-2012 11:31 AM
  8. Big Supes's Avatar
    you could just go for a super cheap lumia 610/710 based on the fact it only has to get you through the next 6-8 weeks?
    That's a good shout and either would be a great little device for the mother once I'm done with it. :)

    That definitely does suck bro! May be selling my Focus S, if any thing, but would require an unlock.
    Yeah, it truly sucks. It feels like I'm naked without it! I'd love to take your Focus off your hands (nice device!), but I think a new device could be the best way forward as I could claim the tax back through my business. :)
    09-09-2012 12:07 PM
  9. speedtouch's Avatar
    I am selling my T-Mobile HD7. Want it?
    09-09-2012 03:19 PM
  10. Big Supes's Avatar
    PM me price, dude. :)

    Also, do you know if this will work on UK carrier waves with an unlock?
    09-09-2012 03:25 PM
  11. speedtouch's Avatar
    PMing in just a sec.
    09-09-2012 03:35 PM
  12. snowmutt's Avatar
    Man, a moment of silence....

    For all your love/hate relationship with your HD7, it desearved better than to go out like that. Hope something comes along quick....
    09-10-2012 10:11 AM
  13. Reflexx's Avatar
    Ouch.

    I know it's late to say this now, but if you spill water on your phone pull out the battery immediately. Then be sure to open it up and dry it out... and then WAIT a day or two with the phone in a nice warm, dry place. The water has to be completely evaporated before attempting to turn on the phone again.

    But alas, this phone sacrificed itself so that we all could learn. I salute you, HD7.
    09-10-2012 01:05 PM
  14. Big Supes's Avatar
    Man, a moment of silence....

    For all your love/hate relationship with your HD7, it desearved better than to go out like that. Hope something comes along quick....
    Yeah, it's too bad that she had to go in such a way. I wanted to pass her on to my mother once I got my L920, but it seems it'll go for spares. :(

    Ouch.

    I know it's late to say this now, but if you spill water on your phone pull out the battery immediately. Then be sure to open it up and dry it out... and then WAIT a day or two with the phone in a nice warm, dry place. The water has to be completely evaporated before attempting to turn on the phone again.

    But alas, this phone sacrificed itself so that we all could learn. I salute you, HD7.
    I managed to save my old Nokia N95 by doing this after dropping it in the bath. Unfortunately I didn't get the opportunity with the HD7. It happened in the middle of the night when I accidentally knocked a pint of water that was sat next to my phone in my sleep. As it didn't fall over I went back to sleep and didn't realise until the following morning that it had spilt a load of water onto the face of the device. I immediately turned it off and put the whole thing in a jar of rice for 24hrs, but it only worked for a little while before slowly dying.

    R.I.P HD7.

    :(
    09-10-2012 01:15 PM
  15. Big Supes's Avatar
    There's a Lumia 710 in the post to ease my pain until the 920 is released...

    80! Bargain.

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    09-18-2012 03:54 PM
  16. speedtouch's Avatar
    There's a Lumia 710 in the post to ease my pain until the 920 is released...

    80! Bargain.

    There you go, brother! I knew you could find a good deal on one. You're going to like it.
    09-18-2012 05:37 PM
  17. Big Supes's Avatar
    OK, so the Lumia 710 turned up this morning along with my new micro sim card from O2 (convenient timing). The advert said it was locked to Vodafone, but it turns out everything is working just fine on O2 without the need for an unlock code. Sweet. :) What's better is, it's in IMMACULATE condition. All original box, inserts, packaging, and not a single scuff or scratch. Colour me happy!

    This is a great little handset and I'm really surprised how nippy it is compared to my old HD7. It flies along! :)

    Just installing the Nokia Drive maps, but so far SO good.

    Big thanks to speedtouch and mmacleodbrown for the recommendation.

    There you go, brother! I knew you could find a good deal on one. You're going to like it.
    You, Sir. Were. Bang. ON. This is a great little device. Cheers, Rob. :)
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    09-22-2012 05:25 PM
  18. baseballbert's Avatar
    Welcome back!
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    09-22-2012 05:59 PM
  19. Big Supes's Avatar
    Thanks, buddy. Damn, it feels good. :)
    09-23-2012 08:32 AM
  20. speedtouch's Avatar
    This is a great little handset and I'm really surprised how nippy it is compared to my old HD7. It flies along! :)

    Just installing the Nokia Drive maps, but so far SO good.

    Big thanks to speedtouch and mmacleodbrown for the recommendation.



    You, Sir. Were. Bang. ON. This is a great little device. Cheers, Rob. :)Click to view quoted image
    All right, you got it!

    It is a lot faster than the HD7, no doubt about it. Do you notice if it recognizes your taps better than the HD7? I had awful trouble with my HD7 not recognizing my taps.

    The Lumia 710 is a diamond in the rough. Yes, it doesn't have much storage, it has a smallish battery, and it has no capacitive buttons. But it runs at the same speed and snappiness as its bigger brothers, the 800 and 900. Most people don't know the 710, 800, and 900 have the same CPU, RAM, and graphics chip. The 710 is an amazing value.

    Best of luck with it!
    09-27-2012 10:38 AM
  21. Big Supes's Avatar
    I can totally relate to the touch screen sensitivity and accuracy issues on the HD7. The Lumia 710 is a joy to use.

    The only downsides I've noticed is that the volume control jumps up/down in stages and isn't progressive like the HD7, and the screen can take a second to wake up from being idle.

    The lack of space made me get ruthless with my playlist which has worked out quite well so far. :D
    09-27-2012 10:48 AM
  22. speedtouch's Avatar
    Ok, so it wasn't just my HD7's screen then. That's good to know.

    Oh yeah, I forgot about the quirky volume control on my Lumia 710. If it's set to 03, I can barely hear it. But bump it to 04, and it's quite loud. Definitely not as progressive as the HD7, you are spot on there.
    09-27-2012 10:52 AM
  23. anon(1458)'s Avatar
    I feel your pain friend. Mine went swimming last summer and had to wait week for a replacement
    11-20-2012 10:04 AM
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