The Corrupted Picture

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Jessica and her daughters went to Washington D.C. for a vacation last week, in her desire to send me a picture of something I love…she corrupted my cell phone (sad day).

Jessica was at the art museum in Washington and she saw a picture of a turtle. So, being the cool friend that she is and trying to be Miss Sneaky, she took a picture with her cell phone. She did this all the while knowing there were no “flash” pictures allowed (hey the cell doesn’t have a flash on it, I would’ve risked it too), none-the-less, the guard yelled at her. But, she did get the picture…WOO HOO!!!!!

After she leaves the museum, she sends it to my cell phone. When it gets to my phone, nothing happens. I just have this message that won’t do anything. It asks me to download, but nothing, nada, zip, zilch. Now I can’t send or receive text messages….YIKES! I call customer service.

HELP ME!
Okay, maybe not quite that dramatic.

I proceed to tell the rep what is happening. He asks if I have tried powering the phone off/then back on and removing/replacing the battery (you’d be amazed at that battery thingy, it cures a lot of things for your phone). I told him that I had, a few times in fact. He then tells me that it sounds like the file that was sent to me was corrupted. He says that I can try a “Master Reset” on my phone, but most likely I will have to do a “Master Clear.” This will wipe my phone out entirely. Phone numbers, pictures, ring tones…all gone. I tell him he has got to be kidding me, this is a little joke. “Uh, no ma’am”, is the reply.

Now there is an upside to all of this. A few years ago before SIM cards, I got a new phone and already have a decent list of names and phone numbers for my cell. All I need to do is update my list before I clear my phone. Sad news, I will lose all my pictures. I hadn’t gotten around to sending them all to my e-mail yet. Good news, TBN has a few of them that I want.

Here is the picture that started all this:

So, was it all worth it? HECK YEAH!!!!! Thanks Jess!

Edit: FYI, Master Clear on your mobile phone will clear everything including your SIM card.

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8 thoughts on “The Corrupted Picture

    JDaniel4's Mom said:
    June 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    It is a great picture! I seems like it took a lot to see it.

      The Mommy said:
      June 29, 2011 at 10:34 am

      Totally worth it in the long run. Love when friends try to do some thing special for you

    totsymae1011 said:
    June 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    That cell phone took a pretty good photo. Kinda worth it, I guess.

      The Mommy said:
      June 28, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      It was a really good picture…I was trying to figure out which museum she took the picture from, but couldn’t find it

    Annie @ Maximum Chaos said:
    June 28, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Corrupted files and pictures are the worst. I’m glad the photo was worth it. Hope the data recovery wasn’t too messy and complicated.

      The Mommy said:
      June 29, 2011 at 10:33 am

      The data recovery wasn’t so bad. I did have a great list already of names and phone numbers. I was more upset about the loss of pictures, but there was nothing I could do about it.

    caroledenise said:
    June 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I love that picture…Jess has a great eye…we’re visiting DC soon…I’ll have to look for the turtle…stopping by from TTT…

      The Mommy said:
      June 29, 2011 at 10:30 am

      She knew my absolute love of turtles and worked real hard to be sneaky getting the picture. If you happen to find the museum it was in will you please let me know?

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