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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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Red face iPhone 4 in the toilet ALL NIGHT!?

Oh no. I couldn't find my phone last night. This morning my partner found it in the TOILET. I think my toddler must have dropped it in there..

I put it in a bag of rice this morning.... but couldn't find a fitting tool to unscrew the case with.

Is it going to survive?! I wish it had insurance like a normal phone.

What is the worst anyone has had an iphone survive??

Also I read that others had to do a restore after that. I have never backed up my iphone, I wouldn't even know how. So.. what if it needs a restore? I guess I have to take it back to the apple store and ask them? (Or will they not do that now?)

I really hope I won't lose my photos.

And,, how long do you think I should leave it in rice? (I have it in about a cup 1/2 to 2 cups of rice). Do you think I should change out the rice at some point?

Help!
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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I think it might be dead forever. Some people's phones stop working after only a few seconds in water.

Let us know the outcome.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:58 PM   #3
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Yep, I wouldnt hold my breath.
Its ruined.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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That's a tough one. If you haven't already, DO NOT TRY TO TURN THE DEVICE ON for a few days (until the water is completely gone). This will short the device, and make even more damage. Chances are it's fixable, but the cost of a new logic board, connectors, etc. would be far more expensive and time consuming than purchasing a new/used device.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:07 AM   #5
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Yes I have NOT attempted to turn it on. It was also in a rubber/plastic case. I guess I will wait at least 4 days to try it. Maybe more if I can be patient enough...
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:44 AM   #6
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Yes I have NOT attempted to turn it on. It was also in a rubber/plastic case. I guess I will wait at least 4 days to try it. Maybe more if I can be patient enough...
Glad to hear that! Atleast when your child grows up you can laugh at the time they wanted to take your iPhone swimming
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:43 AM   #7
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99% sure it's toast.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 02:49 AM   #8
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Sounds like it has been through an adventure

hope for the best. Just DO NOT TURN ON!
for at least a week ~

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I am also curious about the case. How is it?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:18 AM   #9
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If it was on when dropped in water, how would you go about turning it off?
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