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A few days ago, I shared the story of my phone, the tragic event of it being waterlogged -:

https://hvsharma.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/truth-and-trust-in-business-how-fragile-they-are/

I will spare you from reading the whole blogpost. In short, My phone fell into water, I took it to service center, service center guy sent it to company, the company guy told him it would cost me Rs. 6000/- since motherboard was damaged. The service center guy told me that it would cost me Rs. 6000/- since motherboard was damaged. I refused since the new phone itself cost me Rs. 9000/- and I didn’t trust the service center guy. So I got the phone returned to me without any repairs.

The phone was actually booting, but after the boot logo, it used to turn off. I have always been opening things from my childhood. I sometimes make electronic circuits, repair small things which I can easily understand etc. Since I had never repaired any mobile in my life, I was reluctant to open it fearing I would mess things further. But then I thought there was nothing left to mess up since I was planning to buy a new phone anyway. Moreover, the idea of getting out the 3200 mAH battery (my phone had 3200 mAH battery) was also intimidating. So I decided to go with it.

Logically thinking, What does exactly water do? Well, water itself is a bad conductor of electricity (Try collecting distilled water and checking its conductivity). But, the salts and electrolytes dissolved in it causes it to conduct electricity. So, when water goes inside the phone, it does 3 things -:

1) It may damage the screen. Which surely costs around 30-50% of the mobile price.

2) If you ever have seen a mobile circuit board (PCB), the components and their contacts are very close to each other and tiny as well. So the water may penetrate between the contacts and result in conduction where there should not be any. (Short Circuiting). It may result in permanent damage of the components if the current supply is not turned off soon.

3) After water dries up, it generally leave scales (The kind you might be seeing in your kitchen sink). Scales are just deposition of salts and calcium. So the scales may or may not cause a permanent connection between contacts. (I said may or may not because, salt themselves in solid form, are bad conductors. But only when mixed with water or moisture, they conduct pretty well.)

Water can’t directly penetrate inside the individual components since they are sealed (All ICs, capacitors, resistors, inductors etc are built fully enclosed in Plastic cases).

Generally in new electronics era, processors and ICs have the functionality that if they detect any short circuit or malfunction, they can turn themselves off to avoid any further damage to circuitry. Since my phone was turning on and then going off, there was a strong probability that scaling might be causing a short circuit somewhere and there was a hope that electronics wasn’t damaged. So I decided to open it.

As soon as I removed the cover, I was able to see the scaling. The service center guy didn’t even try to clean them.

A phone is divided into modules. That means, everything is separable from the main PCB. So I detached everything… The cameras (Back and Front), Screen cable, battery cable, speaker cable, WiFi antenna cable and the charging connector module cable.

Then I started attaching them one by one to see in which module the problem was. First I attached just the mainboard and battery. When I tried to switch it on, nothing happened. How could anything would have happened since the screen wasn’t even connected😛 . So I connected the screen too and now tried to switch it on again. Then there was the boot logo… I was praying Please go past that… Go past that.. and that’s when the prayers were answered… There was the boot animation and then the most beautiful words… “Enter PIN to Unlock”😀😀😀 . I was delighted. Motherboard damage?? LOL😀 .

I switched it off. This time I attached every module except the charging connector pin module and switched it on. Same result. It switched on perfectly🙂 .

Therefore as the diagnosis suggests, the problem was in the Charging connector module. I saw it more carefully and Voilla! I found that there was severe deposition of scaling in the connector which was resulting in short circuiting.
After that, I realized I was getting late to come to office. So I will clean it at night and hopefully bring it along with me tomorrow🙂 .

Recently, I experienced, I should say a series of two incidents. So I felt like sharing.

Story 1 -:

​Once upon a time, a few weeks ago, my phone (Alcatel Onetouch Flash) fell into a tub full of water. That was very unfortunate since I was about to level up to Castle 6 on Clash of Clans :’(  [For those who don’t know, Clash of Clans is an android game].  Somehow I managed with this immense pain and took it to the service center.

The service center guy told me that the warranty is void (Knew it anyway!). He said he would courier the cellphone to company tomorrow and it would reach there in a week. Then the company guy would call him and tell the repairing cost. So I told him OK & to get confirmation from me first before giving repairs a green light. He also gave me a heads up that if the screen had been damaged, the screen only would cost me around 5500. My patience level is above average so I was happy that I will be able to play Clash of Clans soon, in 15-20 days of course.

12 days went and I didn’t receive any reply. My above average patience finally worn out and I called him. To the best of my surprise, he told me he hadn’t sent the phone yet. I felt like someone had nuked my emotions and I was furious. But suddenly I remembered the TCoC clauses and I calmed down before saying anything. Then in a very gentle voice I asked him —- Why is that???

He told he had some trouble with the courier company and he wasn’t able to send the phone. He also told if I wanted, I should go and collect it from him and take it to another service center. I instantly agreed and told him that I would come after 3 days ( on Saturday😛 ) and collect it.

I went there on Saturday. I sat on the chair which I guess was never ever been cleaned since years. Then somehow I grabbed all of my emotional strength and asked about returning  my phone. He said, “Sir, I have sent that phone to company yesterday since the  courier issue was resolved”.

I waited for a week and called him to check the status. He said, “Sir, I have been calling you the whole day. The bell rings and no one picks up”. May be he watches Sherlock  too much & deduced a wrong idea that I was color blind and I won’t be able to see that there was not a single missed call in my temporary phone. (No! I am not color blind😛 ) But anyways, I ignored it since any discussion on that was irrelevant and asked him about the status.

He said, “Sir, your phone’s PCB [Circuit Board] has been damaged and it would cost Rs. 6000/-“.

That moment was when my mathematics skill worked like a charm. If screen would have been damaged, it would have cost me Rs. 5500/-. And since PCB was damaged and screen was intact, it was costing me Rs. 6000/- for the repair.

A normal smartphone like that has 4 main parts -: PCB + Screen + Front Camera + Back Camera + Battery + Speakers.

So, according to him, total cost of my cell should be -: 5500 (Screen) + 6000 (PCB) = 11500/-

May be it includes the repairing charges, so if we deduct Rs.1000, total Cost of cellphone comes around Rs. 10,500/. If you add cameras and speakers, overall cost of the mobile should be around Rs. 12,500/- minimum.

You all might be wondering what is going on, but it was necessary to explain because of the fact that.. Listen this… The company launched the mobile at Rs. 10000/- per unit.

Isn’t it cool?  Company is selling the phone costing 12.5K in 10K. Wow, what a deal right😀 . Either the company is Nuts, or the service center guy was totally lying all the way and cheating customers.

It took me around 5 seconds for thinking all this on that call. I refused to get it repaired and asked him to get it back and return it, completely ruining the image of company’s product support  in my conscience. It was a great phone and one of the best at that price. But due to this guy’s actions (just one incident), now I will forever feel reluctant to recommend their products to anyone.

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Story 2 -:

This one is totally fresh. In fact just from yesterday.

As you might be knowing about my emotional pain of loosing my mobile, which can only be stopped by – Obviously a New mobile😀😀.

So I researched for a week and finally decided to buy Sony Xperia Z2. I won’t bother you with why I chose that, but one of the reason was it being water proof😛 .

This time, I thought to buy it from a store, like we used to buy once upon a time at the beginning of the universe. So we (Me and my uncle) went to Reliance Digital in Banjaara Hills. We went straight to Sony’s platform and queried the representative for the latest price. He told Xperia Z2’s prices had been slashed down and it was now around 28K.

My eyes started to shine brighter, heart full of happiness as if given an adrenaline rush. The images of Clash of Clans in my brand new phone overwhelmed my mind. I was on cloud nine.

So we asked him to get a fresh piece and go straight to billing. I was waiting so eagerly. Every moment was like a light year. After 10 minutes, he came and said, “Sir, it’s out of stock!!!”.

All my dreams shattered. We asked him to look again. He said he already did. I asked him to look in other Reliance digital stores, he said he already called and checked. All my hopes were drowning and then came a ray of light, another representative (I guess he was head of them or something).

He put an offer. He said, “Sir, you can go for Xperia Z3 instead. It generally costs 41K, but its price has also been slashed down to 34.8K. The offer is till today only. We thought and discussed for a while and finally, I decided to go for it. He brought a packed box and we went for billing.

When we were about to bill, me and my uncle examined the box. It seemed dirty and there were signs of tempering, although we were not absolutely sure, but why to take risk. So we asked for a fresh piece.

After 10 minutes, he came and said, “Sir, this is the last piece we have”.

All of a sudden, me and my uncle felt quite uneasy and suspicious. We now had so many questions in our minds that what was going on. The representative realized this and said, “Sir, there is one thing you can do. You bill this one today. And tomorrow our stock will arrive and we will replace it with a new one. Because the offer is till today only”.

Now we were in dilemma. Instead of a smooth going buying experience, it had now become all messed up and uneasy to go on further. Therefore, we refused. He made some calls and there was slight chaos there. After some time, He came to us and said, “Sir, we have managed to arrange a fresh piece from another Reliance Digital. It will take around 1 hour to reach here.”

We had no problem with that. But since we had to go somewhere else, we asked him which store was he talking about and we could take directly from there only. So I said to the representative, “It’s okay Sir, no problem, we can buy from that Reliance Digital”. He replied, “Sir, you will not get this offer there. It’s exclusive for this Reliance Digital only”.

As soon as he said this, we were totally distrustful now. How is this possible that there is an offer in one Reliance Digital and that is not available in other one. This totally broke our trust and we went straight out of the store without any further negotiations.

Just to check about his claims, we went to other one. Although the phones were Stocked-out, but the offer was same there also. Since he lied to us, how could we have gone further with the deal. It was now about integrity, trust and of course, 35K is not at all a small amount for me.

 

 

These two experiences in a very short time-span, have introduced a great amount of suspicion and distrust in my mind about retails. Where should I go, online… retail… May be they are just co-incidences or whatever, but still your mind doesn’t forget and accept things that easily.

I am not going to that Reliance Digital ever. That’s how it works! Why there is a need to lie. Just say whatever the condition is and people understand. One small lie can ruin the image forever. Stay true to the customers and they will coming back to you.

Recently, I saw The Rohtak Sister’s Case Video by The Logical Indian.

First of all, I pay my sincere gratitude, respects and thanks to these people for what they are doing; making the truth see the ray of light. I have always considered documentaries as an extensive way of conveying a matter effectively rather than written work. So I hope they keep it up…

Now my views regarding this topic. Honestly, I have always feared both ways -: A boy molesting a girl and as well as An innocent guy bearing the consequences of falsified accusation of molestation. If we seriously think, we are at a very very critical state right now. On one side there is whole country going furious about the past and present ongoing rape/molestation cases and on another side, sadly, falsified cases like these taking place. Moreover, media acting as a Judge, instead of doing their sole duty of describing what happened and showing acceptance that they are unclear about the true facts, they just accuse everyone directly without any proof/investigations or concrete evidence just to gain TRPs. Its like a “Who is showing more “Sansanikhez” news” competition rather than “Who is showing the truth and known present facts”. Additionally, people also watch and believe in an instant without keeping an open mind, just flowing like water flows in a stream without opposition.

Both of the cases I depicted above, have a devastating effect on the sufferer. On one hand, she and her relatives fight to get the accused convicted (First they have to be searched, found and arrested of course…), on the other hand, there is a separate battle : The Battle with herself. Due to our backward mentalities, acceptance of a raped/molested victim in Indian social community is barely possible. Even if she wants to, the shame, the way people look at her, treats her, the words & the taunts she hear from people talking behind her back, makes it humanely impossible to recover herself on her own. My heartily thanks to Various societies and NGOs, who are working in this direction so that suffered girls may again be able to re-discover their existence.

On the contrary, as there are always two sides in a coin, some clever cunning girls use molestation and rape accusations as a weapon against innocent people to extract money & other services. These matters never ever come in public since they are concealed. As the above video suggests in Rohtak’s girl’s case, there exists always multiple angles to a story. I am not saying you to totally trust this video, since no one has been punished or proven guilty yet. But I am just keeping the point here that we must have an open mentality because the damage done to the sufferer is no less than a raped victim. When we fill forms for job, there is always a column for “Whether You have not been arrested or sent to jail” etc and we totally know that we have to tick on “No” otherwise there are 99.99% chances we would be kicked out. So in this way, the corporate/govt-sector/job career of the sufferer nearly ends for nothing but a false accusation.

Both cases are so sad and unfortunate.

Well, whatever i say is in vain until i also suggest something remedial. Because anyone can brag about issues instead of suggesting solutions. So my sincere suggestions are -:

1) For media -: Showing known facts and true things without any modifications and accusations. Accepting that they don’t know the matter precisely and they will convey if any new facts/findings get surfaced. They should not judge people and try to describe an open minded view of the matter to the public who is watching and following their channels. Its’ quite important since people will analyze things in their own minds instead of accepting anyone else’s point of view. Moreover, if they want so much to dig into the matter, they should have an investigating team and try to gather the facts just like The Logical India people did above.

2) For Police and Administration -: Similarly as above, they also must have an open minded view of the case. The people accused must be treated as suspect, not criminal, until they completely investigate the case honestly from all possible angles. The public statements they give must be precise and describe the incident. They must also depict the fact that they have not arrived on the conclusion and neither shall the public.

3) For us -: We also love to behave like superman and act as we know everything (Even superman doesn’t do that…!). Its a very common fact that no one knows better than who have been under the circumstances. So we should support and fight for the truth… instead of giving judgments…They may be regarding either to hang someone on faansi… or to free someone from jail. We should be governed by logic when analysis of facts are required, and governed by sentiments and emotions when fighting for truth is desired.

Aasmaa me pankh failaaya hua…                                                                                                    birds of a feather

Ek pyaara sa parinda hai tu…

Bas isi tarah udne do mujhko..

Sirf yahi toh chahta hai tu…

 

Main bhi thaa ek aazaad panchi..

Par shaayad dekh ni paa raha thaa apne pankh…

Tab tune hi yaad dilaaye..

Is Aasmaan ke ye khoobsurat rang…

Dekhkar tumko, bas ud chala main bhi..

Sparsh kari ye komal, sheetal si pawan…

Pankh failaaye.. Bas teri aankhon mein aankhen milaaye…

Fir Dekha maine ye jaha, tere sang…

 

Kabhi Kaid nahin hone dunga tujhko…

Ye bharoosa rakh…

Jab Itna vishwaas kiya hai mujh par..

Toh in lafzon ko bhi dil mein rakh…

Chaha hai sirf yahi..

Ki hamesha dun tera saath…

Ye zindagi guzar jaayegi..

Daale haathon mein haath..

 

Nahin maangta main khuda se zyaada..

Uski rehmaton ke laayak meri ibaadat nahin…

Par fir bhi, bas yahi chahun…

Udtaa rahe tu hamesha…

dun tera saath, kisi bhi kimat par sahi…

Khush rakhun tujhe hamesha… Aur Manzil mile tumko sabhi…

 

Aasmaa me pankh failaaya hua…

Ek pyaara sa parinda hai tu…

Bas isi tarah udne do mujhko..

Sirf yahi chahta hai tu…

Sirf yahi chahta hai tu…

love edited

Ek tu hi to hai…

Bholi si.. Pyaari si..

Barson ki baarish ke baad..

In Badalon ko..

Komal hoton se..

Sparsh karti hui..

Aasmaa aagosh mein lete hue..

Roshni sajaati hui wo..

Adhbhut si tim-tim..

Tu hi to hai….

 

Chulbulati-si wo hansi..

Hazaar mushquilon mein bhi..

Muskaan le aaye in labon par..

Zamin se janm lete hue..

Nanhe se us Paudhey ki tarah..

Nayi zindagi ki umang..

Sada dil mein jagaati hui..

Wo Tu hi to hai..

Ek Tu hi to hai..

Piercing the darkness…
You arrive…

It seems…
At last… found the person…
For you were waiting by…

But Just before you are about to smile…
They just Leave…!

 

New Feelings… New Thoughts…

New freshness… That u brought…

Words seems like feather…
Even exams cannot bother…

But The moment you are Lost in amazing dreams…
They just Leave…!

 

A strange joy emerges… World comes to life…
Suddenly… Almost Everything looks worthwhile…

The shining in the eyes…

The Gut feelings which pokes u by…

But the moment u think everything now is absolutely Fine…
They just Leave…!

 

No Response… No Reason…
No Letters… Nor any Revocation…
All that remains… Only ur Shadows…
The memories… the questions Unanswered…
Hey God Please… Answer me questions these…..
Why they Leave…
Why they Leave…😥

 

Thanks Mother!

Thanks…

For bringing me in this Lovely World…!

Though you suffered the utmost Pain…

But the tears from your Eye…

Reflected…

The Happiest Moment of your Life…!

 

Thanks…

You grew me up…

Made me Walk…

Fed me up…!

Stayed Awake…

Just to see me sleep…

Put me in your Immortal “Aanchal”…

Whenever I used to Weep…!

 

Thanks…

You Devoted yourself…

To Moralize me the Best…!

Whenever this Cruel world…

Tried to make me a Pest…!

You motivated me…

When Circumstances were Worst…

I just hugged you…

And don’t know why…

The tears used to Burst…!

 

Thanks…

The Most of All…

You made me realize… The “True Love”…

Even just your Enchanting Presence…

Reflected it all…!

Your Precious Touch..

That Eternal Affection…

It is just Divine…

“The True Perfection”…!

 

I wish Oh Lord!

You to be always here…

But even if not…

Your Presence, Your Love..

Your Teachings, Your Touch…

Remains Forever… And Ever…

Entrapped in my Heart…! ♥ ♥ ♥