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    Default [Unexpected Event] Toilet bowl and iPhone are not friends.

    what a dumb ass i am, dropped that shit right in the water. Pulled it out as fast as possible and shut it down, the screen was flashing and the volume was doing things by itself. I read online that i should let it dry for 2 to 4 days. should i take it apart and let it dry or just leave it.....damn im soo pissed rightnnow



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigweezy911 View Post
    what a dumb ass i am, dropped that shit right in the water. Pulled it out as fast as possible and shut it down, the screen was flashing and the volume was doing things by itself. I read online that i should let it dry for 2 to 4 days. should i take it apart and let it dry or just leave it.....damn im soo pissed rightnnow
    If you can take it apart, do it and let it dry (warm and dry place).
    2 to 4 days may not be enough, I would leave it a week or so.
    If the screen was flashing and the volume was doing strange things, I think it is too late but you never know.
    If you're afraid of taking it apart, just leave it like it is but make sure there is enough airflow, don't put it in a drawer, etc. and leave it dry.

    There are many different recommendations on how to handle situations like this but from my past experience(s), it is more a matter of luck. Good luck.

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    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.

    It'll take a week; maybe longer; to completely dry your phone out.

    Sorry that happened to you. I still dont understand why people take expensive phones to the bathroom with them.

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    Been there, done that. I wrapped mine in paper towels (to wick any moisture out of the case) and trained a hair dryer on it for 2-3 days then put it on top of the stove (also warm and dry) for the better part of 2 weeks. The best I could get out of it was a perma restore state.

    I went back to the Apple Store with a very sheepish grin and hoped my halo wasn't too tarnished when I swore I'd no idea what happened. They diagnosed it as a bad power adapter and replaced it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scandalex View Post
    I still dont understand why people take expensive phones to the bathroom with them.
    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....


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    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

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    Definitely don't want to turn it on. If you are in an area that is very humid, you will need to dry it a few more days, or even 10 days. Try having a fan blow at it all the time. Like the previous poster said, if you can take it apart, do so. Good luck.

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    go to your nearest store and buy a gallon of distilled water. Distilled water dries without residue.

    Fill a tall glass and dunk the phone twice, replace the water and repeat.

    Each time you replace the water, extend the number of dunks untill you feel the phone is clean.

    Try to shake all the excess water out and place it in its cradle. After about 4 hours place it under a hot halogen lamp. Don't get it too close but make sure it gets nice and warm.

    You should be able to charge and power up the phone after 2-3 days.

    Hope this helps.

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    Yea is broken, i cant even turn it off, its flashing on and off.

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    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.
    Last edited by nonobeez; 10-13-2007 at 03:59 AM.


 

 
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