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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-15-2009, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Dropped Iphone in water

So I dropped my phone in a bowl of water this morning The screen flickered a few times then went black. The AT&T guy told me to leave it submerged in a bowl of dry rice and sometimes the rice will dry any water up in the phone. Has anyone dropped there phone in water and turned out to be okay? Im currently using my older LG Shine phone and it really sucks using this phone coming from the Iphone.
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Re: Dropped Iphone in water

I would suggest to take out the battery but you can't access the battery on the Iphone. So I guess you just have to dry it like that. Sometimes the phone can come back to life.

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Re: Dropped Iphone in water

Can it be taken apart at all?

I have saved phones by dipping them in rubbing alcohol until it gets in every nook and cranny inside the phone. This will expel water and any impurities. The alcohol will evaporate much easier than the water. I always take everything apart as best as I can so I know when it is all evaporated. It sounds crazy, but I have gotten the most success with this method.

I cant take responsibility for it because I don't know enough about the iphone. I havent had any problems with screens or anything before, but I don't know if this is safe for some of the extras in the iphone hardware.

Whatever you do, don't turn it on until its been in the rice for a few days, or you are sure the water is gone.
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Re: Dropped Iphone in water

i use to have a lg dare that i dropped in the water and i put it in the oven on the lowest setting for like 30 minutes and it worked when i took it out, but thats pretty much at your own risk lol


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Re: Dropped Iphone in water

havent dropped my iPhone in water yet...but i have dropped a few phones and pagers before.

had some that worked (right after or after a few days) and some that didnt...

if you can, tear it apart so you can get all the water out.

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Re: Dropped Iphone in water

I'd suggest the dry rice method, or just get some silcone packets and throw it in a sealed container with them for a few days. Lastly, some people do have success with doing the alcohol method, but make sure it is rubbing alcohol or similar with NO additives (IE no coloring, no scents, etc). You could alternately try distilled water, as distilled water is a terrible conductor of electricity, its the impurities in water (minerals, salts) that make it a decent electrical conductor.
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Re: Dropped Iphone in water

distilled water is still an excellent solvent, so I wouldn't use it.


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Re: Dropped Iphone in water

I dropped my phone in the water. I took out the battery and sim. Then I took apart the phone as best as I could and let it dry for 48 hours. Works great

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I bet you get a very expensive iPhone paperweight out of this.


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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-15-2009, 11:44 AM
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Re: Dropped Iphone in water

Before I ever tried the rubbing alcohol, I had an mp3 player go through the washing machine. At my high school the chemistry teacher had a desiccator. It is pretty much a big glass jar with some type of salt in it. It wasn't silica, I just don't remember what it was. The material in there absorbs all the moisture in the jar. 2 days after throwing that thing in there it worked. That thing lasted 2 more years.

Same concept as the rice, but way more efficient.
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