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    Angry iPhone dropped into water, now what?

    My iphone dropped into water yesterday, even if I picked it up immediately, the water still got into the phone through earphone hole, and the phone immediately mulfuntioned and soon rebooted into a fullscreen white, then rebooted again, and again without stopping, I tried to shut it down but resulted in no luck.

    Later, I tried to use a hair dryer, and 5 minutes later, the phone eventually was turned off. Ok, I knew I made a stupid mistake by turning it on again, it booted into the SpringBoard, but "No Service" in the status bar.

    Anyone have the similar experience and what's yr suggestions ?

    Update: I've turned it on after 4 days of drying up with various ways, there're 2 problems: the 789 keys on PhonePad can't be touched, the return key (and its row) can't be touched, tried revirginizing, reactivating, reunlock, still the same issue. Others work just fine, screen display is same as usual, call in/out, sms in/out, wifi, bluetooth all work.
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    Buy a new one. The worst thing to do was use a hairdryer to dry it off. That probably did more damage. Air dry it for another day or two (without trying to turn it on) and hope for the best.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _imthatguy_ View Post
    Buy a new one. The worst thing to do was use a hairdryer to dry it off. That probably did more damage. Air dry it for another day or two (without trying to turn it on) and hope for the best.

    Good luck.
    So I probably had just did the worst thing

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    This is the bad thing about batteries which can't be removed.

    I dropped a Nokia in the bath once - ripped battery out left on side for 2 days, powered it up and it was fine.

    I'd buy a new one

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    u should start saving 400 usd!


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    i'd recommend taking the iphone apart, and sitting it to dry for 72 hours. You've got nothing to lose at this point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpiper View Post
    i'd recommend taking the iphone apart, and sitting it to dry for 72 hours. You've got nothing to lose at this point...
    Oh, that'll be a hard step. Any method to dry it without opening it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpiper View Post
    i'd recommend taking the iphone apart, and sitting it to dry for 72 hours. You've got nothing to lose at this point...
    I'd suggest staying away from water!

    Seriously, sorry that happened to you.

    Another thing you can try, I dont know what these things are called, but you ever buy a pair of sneakers and the box has these little packets in them...well, I've read on treocentral dot com - these things being used to pull the moisture out of the phone. I'm not sure how many you'll need.

    Believe me, you're not the first nor last to drop a phone in water. And by all means, dont turn it on for at least a week.

    Google..."dropped phone in water" and you may come across what those packets are called.

    Sorry I cant recall the exact name of them.

    Wish you luck!

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    Silica gel packets. Steal them from the nearest shoe shop, you'll need a bunch. Be careful with the hair dryer - don't use too high heat settings or you'll melt something.


    Follow instructions to open up your iphone carefully. set all the parts aside and keep it open. Let it sit to dry for a few days, and then put it back together and hope it works.


    Good luck man, keep us updated. If all else fails, take it to the nearest apple store and try to return it - tell them you were using it in the rain and it suddenly messed up.

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    I spilled water over a Psion once - what I did was the following:

    - removed the batteries immediately
    - Opened my oven
    - Heated it to about 45 degrees Celsius
    - put the Psion in and left it there for half a day.

    works better if you have an oven with circulating air.

    The problem here is that you can't remove the battery from the iPhone. Because of that, the current + water caused all kinds of shorts inside the phone etc. So it's very likely that the phone is irreparable now.

    dawiz


 

 
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