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    wouldn't the pink be gone if I Let it dry for a week?


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    Well, I will advice you to follow scudder advice and cover the headphone socket, then try to get and exchange at the apple store.

    If that doesn't work, I will try to sell it on ebay (you can still get some money), and as a last resort open the iphone, clean all the components carefully with alcohol and, wish for the best.

    Last week a friend got into the sea with his iphone, it didn't work at the beginning, so I open it up, clean it carefully, and presto!.
    He was lucky, since salty water is the worst for electronics, but the iphone was just submerge for a couple or minutes , not a whole washing cycle.

    Good luck

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    can someone give me a detailed description on how to cover the headphone jack or whatever it is so apple can replace my iphone?

    I don't even see a pink inside the headphone jack. does that mean the iphone has dried up?
    Last edited by boby17; 05-15-2008 at 05:02 AM.

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    I have had several phones that have been dropped into the water. All of them have came back to life with some time. The best thing that I have done is to set it on something and then take your hair dryer set it on low heat and about 2 feet away from the phone leave it this way for 8 hrs or more. Make sure not to get it to hot you want it to get warm not hot so you need to get the distance form the hair dryer just right. make sure you set the phone so the air will go into the from the bottom because the air can get into the phone from the bottom easer.
    Also somewhere on the net I saw that someone had said to put the phone in denatured alcohol and then let it dry. This does sound like it would work because alcohol will bland with water and it would dry easer. I have been trying to see if I could find this on the net no luck so far. I will keep looking.
    I would use the hair dryer.
    Good luck
    Roger
    Last edited by farrierservice; 05-15-2008 at 05:29 AM.

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    good news for me
    after draying the iphone all night with a fan.
    The iphone is back and everything seem to work
    should this event have effect on the iphone on the long run?
    could the battery die suddenly?


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    lol man you are extremly lucky!

    For the pink thing in the headjack: Some guy wrote on mmi that it goes back to white if it comes n contact with alcohol, so you could try to put some alcohol on it to get it white in case you have to bring it to apple some time.

    crashx

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    Quote Originally Posted by boby17 View Post
    good news for me
    after draying the iphone all night with a fan.
    The iphone is back and everything seem to work
    should this event have effect on the iphone on the long run?
    could the battery die suddenly?
    Probably yes, but not necesarily.
    Water produce reactions between circuitry and dissolved salts in it.
    If the exposure to the water was short and you applied hot air in the aluminum cover ASAP, maybe nothing happens.

    If you let it dry at room temperature, expect for long term damage. Maybe it will never start again.

    In any case it's better to open the iphone and at least rinsing the logic and comm boards with deionized water and isopropilic alcohol.

    If after that it works in an erratic manner, the best solution is an ultrasonic cleaning of those parts.

    My recomendation is you may take it to an alternative tech service in order to prolong its life.

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    I've decided to ship it to iresq.
    let the guys there take care of the iphone.
    the iphone does work but I'll let the pros do what is needed to be done.

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    Smile iPhone 2G Survived an Industrial-Strength Dryer in Pocket for 30 Minutes

    I shit you not!

    When I realized that I had accidentally left my iPhone in the pocket of a pair of jeans I had just thrown into the dryer, I almost lost it. The situation grew worse when I realized that, not only had the jeans been drying now for like 30 minutes, but also that my friend was drying our clothes in her company's "industrial-strength" dryer (which was huge and, as I learned when I opened it, extremely hot- much more than an average dryer).

    I immediately took the iPhone out of my pocket and it almost scalded my hand. I laid it down on the bed and we all went out for the night, as I was assuming that there was a 99.99% chance that my phone was completely fried (and that, if there was any hope of it miraculously coming back on, it needed to at least cool off first).

    We almost hit the floor the next day when, on my first attempt to turn the iPhone o' steel on, it booted up just like it normally does. This debacle was 6-months ago and the phone is still completely fine.

    Despite the fact that I have always admired (and enjoyed) its products, I have never been a HUGE fan of Apple (especially its customer service). The sour taste was left in my mouth a few years back when my iPod up and died on me (for no apparent reason) a few weeks after my warranty expired. I then went to the Apple Store to see what my options were. When they basically said that I only had two options: to pay well over $200 to fix my $300 iPod OR surrender my "broken" iPod to the Apple Store's "iPod Heaven" for a hefty $15 discount on a bigger better $350 iPod. This was my first exposure to " iBusiness " and " iCustomerService" and I wasn't a big fan from then on... until the iPhone...

    This miraculous survival completely trumps every negative experience I've ever had w/ Apple and then some- leaving me enthusiastic to buy more Apple stuff in the future.

    Seriously? An iPhone (aka. a state-of-the-art phone, camera, computer, planner, etc) surviving a friggin 200-degree inferno for 30 minutes? Not only was it not fried, but it wasn't even somewhat disabled by the episode!!

    Amazing!

 

 
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