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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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Dropped My iPhone 3G in the Toilet

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Should I get the iphone 3GS for only $100 and wait a few Months till maybe they fix the Antenna issue?
I called Every Store Near me and there all out of iphone 4's till a couple of weeks anyway

the iphone 3G wont turn on,I have apple care but i dont hink they cover water damage
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:13 AM   #2
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dont try and turn it on. get a tupperware fill it with rice put your iphone in it then put the lid on for 24 hrs. then try and turn it on. my sister did the same thing to her iphone and this make it at least usable.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:17 AM   #3
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dont try and turn it on. get a tupperware fill it with rice put your iphone in it then put the lid on for 24 hrs. then try and turn it on. my sister did the same thing to her iphone and this make it at least usable.
It will need more than 24 hrs. It will probably need about a week.

Have you tried to turn it on? If so then its probably done for. If not there might be hope for it... the battery is dead so you will need to replace it.

I guess you could sell it on eBay for parts and just get a 3GS replacement if you want.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:19 AM   #4
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I wouldn't get the 3Gs personally. you would be locking yourself into a 2yr contract with older technology phone. I wouldn't count on there being any "fix" for the 4. maybe go ahead and try it out and see, some people are nto having any issues due to their signal strangth in the area.

the other option you have would be to take it to the apple store. no they do not cover water damage, BUT! you can pay them $199 and give them your old water logged phone and get a refurbished iphone 3G without extending your contract.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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Should I get the iphone 3GS for only $100 and wait a few Months till maybe they fix the Antenna issue?
I called Every Store Near me and there all out of iphone 4's till a couple of weeks anyway

the iphone 3G wont turn on,I have apple care but i dont hink they cover water damage
Get the iPhone 4, the antenna thing is not nearly as big a deal as some of the people on here like to make it seem. If you believe people on here you would think the phone will explode if you bridge the gap.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:23 AM   #6
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Just because of the 3GS screen makes me say NO don't get it, iPhone 4 it is.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:24 AM   #7
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Get the iPhone 4 and put a case on it. I haven't had any problems since I got my iFrogz luxe case.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:49 AM   #8
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:52 AM   #9
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oh snap! A SquareTrade warranty will cover this (for future reference).
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:54 AM   #10
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too late I tried turnin the phone on a few times

The apple logo came on but then it shut off


ok im going to order the iphone 4

but what Can i use till then? cause its going to take a while for delivery

can i take the sim card out of the iphone 3g and use it in my old razor prepaid phone?
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:56 AM   #11
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Should I get the iphone 3GS for only $100 and wait a few Months till maybe they fix the Antenna issue?
I called Every Store Near me and there all out of iphone 4's till a couple of weeks anyway

the iphone 3G wont turn on,I have apple care but i dont hink they cover water damage
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:56 AM   #12
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 11:59 AM   #13
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Go with the iPhone 4. If your going to get locked into a 2 YR contract at least let it be w/ the best phone.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:00 PM   #14
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can i take the sim card out of the iphone 3g and use it in my old razor prepaid phone?
Yes. Meanwhile, leave your iPhone in the rice indefinitely. A week from now you might just find it's working. If you're handy or know a geek who is, you can find online tips for disassembling the iPhone into two pieces, which can be left in the rice for more effective drying. I did this when my wife's iPhone went into the toilet and it worked.

Don't wait for an iPhone with "fixed" antenna. There won't be one. The current batch is not as bad as you hear IMHO.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:02 PM   #15
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Should I get the iphone 3GS for only $100 and wait a few Months till maybe they fix the Antenna issue?
I called Every Store Near me and there all out of iphone 4's till a couple of weeks anyway

the iphone 3G wont turn on,I have apple care but i dont hink they cover water damage
Did you drop it in a clear water toilet or was it completely filled with stuff at that time?
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:04 PM   #16
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Yes. Meanwhile, leave your iPhone in the rice indefinitely. A week from now you might just find it's working. If you're handy or know a geek who is, you can find online tips for disassembling the iPhone into two pieces, which can be left in the rice for more effective drying. I did this when my wife's iPhone went into the toilet and it worked.

Don't wait for an iPhone with "fixed" antenna. There won't be one. The current batch is not as bad as you hear IMHO.
Yes but if the phones been tried to turn on a few times the rice trick probably won't work.

if you do try the rice trick do not put it on the charger till you are done leaving it in the rice.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:08 PM   #17
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was there anything else in the toilet?
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Che Castro.

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Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:14 PM   #19
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was there anything else in the toilet?
A question I had, myself!!!
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:14 PM   #20
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Yes but if the phones been tried to turn on a few times the rice trick probably won't work.
YMMV. My wife's iPhone could not be turned off after it got wet. It was on for a long time while wet and was still resuscitated.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:14 PM   #21
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dont try and turn it on. get a tupperware fill it with rice put your iphone in it then put the lid on for 24 hrs. then try and turn it on. my sister did the same thing to her iphone and this make it at least usable.
The rice has to be cooked though. Make sure you use a little olive oil and salt too
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The rice has to be cooked though. Make sure you use a little olive oil and salt too
Yeah, uh, don't do that lol
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 12:27 PM   #23
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YMMV. My wife's iPhone could not be turned off after it got wet. It was on for a long time while wet and was still resuscitated.
True. guess i should have been more clear if its on leave it on if its off leave it off.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 02:41 PM   #25
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was there anything else in the toilet?
lol luckily no


so i just put the sim card in the razor phone and it will work or do i have to call AT&T?
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