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    magicalclick

    I have experienced crash before on my Surround. It was due to corrupted mp3 files or the flash memory is dying on that section. The whole system just stuck, I connot turn it off. I literally had to take out my battery. I am going to 920, but, without the ability to remove battery, I can't fix situations like this. Anyone know if windowsph8 has any kind of special design as robust as removing the battery? Thanks.

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    ScanIAm

    Buy a powerful magnet...

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    PeterF

    Just press and hold the power button, acts like a soft reset, only without having to find a sharp object like in the good old days Smiley

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    cbae

    @magicalclick: I have a Surround and the internal microSD card went bad on me. I was able to take it apart and replace it. It's now as good as new. (Although I'm not able to find it after my kids lost it in the house somewhere.)

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    Proton2

    I have a Surround, and I haven't had to pull the battery for several months now.

    When I first got my device, I was used to poking my stylus into a small hole to reset my Pocket PCs such as my ViewSonic or my Toshiba, so naturally I found the small hole in my Surround and stuck a pin in it (such a small hole). Sad

    My Surround still works just fine, but I don't know if the microphone works still after my RTFM failure, as I never use it anyway. Now that I think about it, it does still work because I used that app that listens to a song then tells you the songs title.

     

    I'm developing a Windows Phone app now for an application that I have been wanting to develop since my first handheld pc, the US Robotics Palm Pilot. The features that are only on Microsofts platform greatly inhances my app (or should once I get that functionality coded up). I'm surprised that no one else has ever thought of my idea yet. 16 years of thinking about my app has produced a lot of ideas that I want to implement. I have had a few false starts over the years, but now that summer is over, and my summer tasks such as fixing my roof are done, I am working on my app full time with the intent to get it done. You will have to wait until I get it into the market place before I say anything more about it. Hint, it has nothing to do with climate change, nor is it related to my master project that I quit my job over several years go to work on.

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    magicalclick

    @PeterF:

    Hmmm... It works for now. I removed the song, so, I can't test it out, but, I wil definitely do that of something horrible ever happens, thanks.

     

    @Proton2:

    Good luck on your new app.

     

    @cbae:

    You can always use the "find my lost phone" feature from the website.

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    cbae

    , magicalclick wrote

    *snip*

    @cbae:

    You can always use the "find my lost phone" feature from the website.

    I think the battery is dead by now. Smiley

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    magicalclick

    @cbae:

    It would still work if the phone didn't have legs. Wink

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    Blue Ink

    , magicalclick wrote

    @cbae:

    It would still work if the phone didn't have legs. Wink

    True, but since it's "lost in the house somewhere", that's not going to help much anyway. Unless you don't remember where the house is, of course. Wink

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