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Well, nobody cares about anything before the "accident."
Starting on 10/1/05:
10/1/05---I'm off to Walk on Water with Science Team. We get 3rd place against our own school's teams (we creamed the college teams). When I get back home and fall asleep, my mother asks me if this shiny aluminum case is mine. Of COURSE its mine, nobody else has something called a Zire. I take the Zire 72 Hard Case and slowly realize that not only is it wet, but it also doesn't have my Zire 72 in it. So I really wake up that Saturday and rush to the laundry room where I find my Z72 hiding under all the wet clothes in the washer. I'm so devestated, my love is dead. I'm sure the thing has shorted in like 12 places, so I go straight to the warranty page. I find out I'm 3 days past warranty...
So you can imagine how mad I was at the world. It took the one thing that kept me on the ball. Now, I had sent my palm pilet in twice before, the first time was some bogus problem my stupid friend convinced me was a fault, so I sent it in and got a refurbished one. Worse, this one wasn't even correctly attached, the screen came out of its connectors after a few "love-taps." So I sent it in, again. Both times while it was at the "Palm place" I was lost. I missed my friend's going away BBQ, they were seniors and awesome. I also screwed up a few other things along the way. And now that I was past warranty, without a palmpilot to guide the way, I was fumbling my way to another one.
I'm a techie, so at first I was like, I'll open it quickly and dry it out. Nope, stupid Palm uses the SMALLEST of the star-shaped screws so I had to find one.
10/3/05--- My father comes home from Home Depot with a great kit with about 15 heads for small stuff, and 4 of these are stars. Sadly, the screws are even smaller than a T6 star head. So I was dissapointed, until late at night inspiration hit. I used the small flat-head and opened it barely. I spent about a half-hour taking all the parts off and finally getting the screen off and wiping that off. I scratch some rust off and hope for the best as I let it dry overnight apart.
10/4/05--- Now I put it together and pray that it doesn't burn when I plug it into the wall. BOOM! Just kidding, the green light in the corner that says its plugged in turns on. I'm relieved the "magic smoke" wasn't released. But nothing else works, I try resetting it, pressing the on button, nothing. When I unplug it to see the problem, I notice the "power light" has became the "battery has at least a LIL power left light" because it won't shut off. I'm writing this a few hours later and the light is still on.
I started searching for rust-removers and talked to my AP Chemistry teacher about it, but the only chemical reaction that would get rid of rust was to hit it really hard with rust and it would create a huge spark. Thats not the ideal way to get rid of rust, so I have decided to open it again tommorrow and scratch all the rust off that I can.
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