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Discuss [Unexpected Event] Toilet bowl and iPhone are not friends. at the Hardware - Hackint0sh.org; Originally Posted by nonobeez even if you cannot turn off the phone, you will see ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nonobeez View Post
    even if you cannot turn off the phone, you will see results fast. Rinse until the phone starts acting normal.

    Pure distilled water is inert and your phone should work dunked in it.

    The most important thing is to get all the contaminants out of the phone. If contaminants stay inside, it will eat away the tiny mettalic components.
    Why not dunking the iPhone into 100% isopropylic alocohol then? Much better. :p

    Seriously: the distilled water method works ONLY if the iPhone was never turned on. Since it already does weird flashing/noises, I'd say that it is a brick now.
    Another problem is that you can't immediately remove the battery. If a cell phone falls into water, the first thing is to remove the battery and if it was turned on, chances are very slim that it is going to work afterwards.

    Today's electronics are using very little parts which sometimes need only a DROP of water to get destroyed if electrical current was flowing through them.

    There is hope that one of the above methods work as long as the phone wasn't turned on and the battery was removed immediately (even if the phone was off!!!).

    iPhone making funny noises and flashing after submerging it in water? Bad luck, this phone has gone. Some people may want to dry it completely and try to return it to Apple for a refund or a new phone but in my country, this would be considered fraud and I'm not sure I would sleep well at night doing such a thing. To each his own I guess.


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    100% isopropylic alocohol will eat away at the plastic.


    When you say water, you mean tap water. Distilled water in inert... there is a big difference. I an not just saying this just 'cause, I have fixed phones using this method.

    But don't take my word for it , GOOGLE it!

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    check it out...

    http://www.wikihow.com/Save-a-Wet-Cell-Phone

    you need to go with alternate method since you cannot remove battery


    whatever you do, you need to act fast! Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfunit View Post
    Mine was in my shirt pocket. Went into the washroom to put towels away and bent over to grab one I'd dropped... Even as I was bending over I was thinking this wasn't the best idea. No sooner had the thought than I heard the SPLUNK....
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigweezy911 View Post
    cause im a dumb ass, as i put it down i said to myself its gonna drop in the water, boom there it is in the bottom of the sea
    Karma... you bought it on yourself by thinking it. Seriously though, it is when we have those thoughts that something terrible and least expected happens. Been there before.

    I dropped a cell phone in a bathtub full of water about 8 years ago. Have not taken a phone in the bathroom ever since.

    I hope yours dries out for you. I just brought an iPhone today and having a great time with it, while at the same time feeling bad this happened to you. I guess I am the type that doesnt like misfortune to come to anyone...........unless they had it coming.

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    Like the others said, taking the battery out is best, and not turning it on is another good idea. As for the little packets, they're a type of silicia gel desiccant normally. A poor man's desiccant is uncooked rice. You put the phone in a box with uncooked rice and let it sit in there for a while. You can also find silica gel desiccant at craft stores. The desiccant part isn't really going to improve your chances of saving it much, but it may help dry the device out faster. A hairdryer/any heat source is extremely bad and will hasten circuit shorts. Deionized water or alcohol rinses are supposed to work well too.
    Last edited by ebika; 10-13-2007 at 08:08 AM.


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    keep telling you guys: if you just gotta choke that one-eyed lizard while sitting on the throne, just stick to good ol fashioned mags. Leave the laptops and media players outta the john.

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    I had the similar story like yours except my phone dropped into (soft of) clean water, after 4 days of drying out using several ways, it's now functioning, but the touch screen seems to be permanantly damaged. there're 2 areas that don't respond when i tap, one is in the middle, the other is at the bottom, so while i dial up i can't dial the 7,8,9 numbers, while using keyboard, i can't press the enter key (which really sucks).

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    Does anyone know what is apples opinion on water damaged phones. Is there maybe a price reduction for a new one, or are they willing to fix it? Any info would help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scandalex View Post
    I've read many times that you need something (like what they put in new shoe/sneaker boxes- those things that feel like packets of salt- not sure what they're called) but if you put them around your phone, they'll pull the excess water/moisture out.
    Silica Gel is what those little packets are called and yes, it would be a very good idea since they absorb moisture. It needs to be air tight for them to work though, and if you are keeping it in a sealed environment then the water won't evaporate. However still handy to keep them around it.

    The battery is soldered on - So firstly taking it apart is messy as Apple have made the job so difficult and then to start soldering it apart is just asking for trouble.

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    Hey, can you check something for me(those who dropped there phones in water).

    Look down the headphone port.(With a light or something) and see if you see a white or red dot.

    There is a rumor that a water sensor is at the end tip of the headphone port.(Nearly all phones have these..so its not like the iPhone would be special.)


 

 
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