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Old Feb 22, 2013, 03:32 AM   #51
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i dropped my iphone 4 into the river. Didnt turn it off, just took a hairdryer and blew that hot air straight into iphone thru all possible holes. Still works today like a charm

bag of rice is a myth.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:32 AM   #52
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i dropped my iphone 4 into the river. Didnt turn it off, just took a hairdryer and blew that hot air straight into iphone thru all possible holes. Still works today like a charm

bag of rice is a myth.
how long ago was that?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:48 AM   #53
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it fell in clean toilet water
There's no such thing. Would you drink out of the toilet? Methinks you will be have to be explaining what that smell is to your friends for a long time to come. .

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bag of rice is a myth.
Just because you didn't do it and it seemed to work out doesn't make it a myth. So if one person has unprotected intercourse with an AIDS patient and doesn't catch it that one time, that makes it a myth?

Very apt screen name you have there, sport.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:00 AM   #54
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There's no such thing. Would you drink out of the toilet? Methinks you will be have to be explaining what that smell is to your friends for a long time to come. . [COLOR="#808080"]
my dog drinks out of the toilet
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 09:57 AM   #55
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how long ago was that?
1 and half years

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Just because you didn't do it and it seemed to work out doesn't make it a myth. So if one person has unprotected intercourse with an AIDS patient and doesn't catch it that one time, that makes it a myth?

Very apt screen name you have there, sport.
You're mixing apples and bananas. This so called "rice trick thingy" really hasnt been proved to be successful by anyone. I know a lot of people who did this and it didnt help not. one. bit.
So basically you're all just saying "put it in the rice" when in reality you have no idea what you're really talking about.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 10:04 AM   #56
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1 and half years

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You're mixing apples and bananas. This so called "rice trick thingy" really hasnt been proved to be successful by anyone. I know a lot of people who did this and it didnt help not. one. bit.
So basically you're all just saying "put it in the rice" when in reality you have no idea what you're really talking about.
Even silica gel also does not work EVERY time, but it increases your chances of saving a water damaged device drastically. We have over a 90% save rate when it comes to water damaged devices using silica gel accompanied with other steps. The "rice trick thingy" actually is proven to absorb moisture, which is why people use it to try to repair water damaged phones. It may not work as well as silica gel, but it definitely helps to absorb the moisture.

Its like people putting rice into salt shakers; they do it so the rice will remove moisture from the salt so it won't clump up.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 10:45 AM   #57
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Turn it off. Dry it off. Put it in a closed bag of rice for a day or 2 if possible. It'll be fine until the water starts to corrode the internal components.

Also don't charge it until its all dried out in the bag of rice.
This the first time I heard an advice about putting a wet iPhone in a bag of rice, and I'm pretty amazed
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 02:33 PM   #58
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I took a LED flashlight and looked into the headphone jack and the SIM card slot and the water sensors are not pink...
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i wasnt even taking a piss or pooping or anything i was actually cleaning my phone in the bathroom(dumb spot) and it just slipped out my hand and bounced around in the toilet, immediately pulled it out and dried it up... now its in a big bowl of uncooked rice... i think i will be okay

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i wasnt using the bathroom, i was cleaning my phone and case there and it just basically fell out my hand...
This thread has me in hysterics. Well done boys, well done.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 03:00 PM   #59
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my dog drinks out of the toilet
LMAO!

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 05:24 PM   #60
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Yeah..dont ask how I manage to do it it just happened...but I pulled it out the water ASAP and its working perfectly fine right now...i guess its somewhat water resistant?

I tested all the cameras and speakers and they are fine...should i still be worried?
exactly why i don't buy items used....
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