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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:22 PM   #1
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Dropped my iPhone 4S in the toilet

I dropped my phone in the toilet but quickly snagged it. Everything is working besides the calling speaker and the mic? should i just let it dry or will i need to get it replaced? thanks
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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Leave it off and somewhere warm so that it can dry out.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:24 PM   #3
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Umm I would make sure to put it in a bag of rice and let it completely dry before you use it.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:24 PM   #4
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Put it in rice and turn it off or use a blow dryer and hurry. Apple will not replace it as it does not cover it under AppleCare.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:26 PM   #5
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this happened last night.

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good news my music just started playing! let me check calls.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:26 PM   #6
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Leave it off and somewhere warm so that it can dry out.
He means somewhere dry...warm will keep it moist.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:26 PM   #7
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Umm I would make sure to put it in a bag of rice and let it completely dry before you use it.
We've done this too. Works great BUT you need to actually sieve the rice first and get as much rice dust off it all so you don't end up with damp rice dust clogging anything up in the phone
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:27 PM   #8
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ok calls are working i just need someone on the other line to test the mic!
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:38 PM   #9
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Another suggestion to stick it in rice. Also remember your water indicators are not nuked so keep that in mind before warranty work in the future.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:40 PM   #10
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ok calls are working i just need someone on the other line to test the mic!
Try to make a voice memo, that'll test the mic.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:43 PM   #11
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90% of water damage people do exactly what you're doing. Shake the water off, let it "dry" over night, and test it the next day. It works! So you continue to use it.

All the while electrolysis is at work, chewing away the guts of your phone, and you don't suspect anything until its too late. By the time the motor starts buzzing, the speaker cuts out, or it bricks - the damage is permanent.

Heed the advice of others to leave it OFF and put it somewhere warm and dry - to get the moisture out before it can resume chewing up the innards.

Just perform a search here and enjoy the hundreds of threads covering this subject.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:46 PM   #12
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What kind of toilet was it?
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:47 PM   #13
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Be quick, one of the best tips I know is to suck the water out of it.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 01:47 PM   #14
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What kind of toilet was it?
thank you
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 02:01 PM   #15
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Damn that must have been pretty crappy! LOL
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Be quick, one of the best tips I know is to suck the water out of it.
I really hope that guy had his booster shots recently. In a club toilet, no less.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 02:23 PM   #17
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Put it in rice and turn it off or use a blow dryer and hurry. Apple will not replace it as it does not cover it under AppleCare.
unless you have AppleCare+
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 02:25 PM   #18
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Be quick, one of the best tips I know is to suck the water out of it.
He, he sounds like a popular idea around here.

You could drown it in Vodka first. Then you could sterilize it, dry it, and get drunk all at once...

Be sure to get your all of your shots ahead of time.....

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unless you have AppleCare+
Which I'd never buy. Not worth the investment.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 05:25 PM   #20
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First of all, you dropped it in the toilet? Why the hell would you be holding you phone over a toilet I mean that's just stupid.


Second, you reached into the toilet?? I mean I understand it's the iPhone but wow.
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We've done this too. Works great BUT you need to actually sieve the rice first and get as much rice dust off it all so you don't end up with damp rice dust clogging anything up in the phone
You need to wrap the iPhone in a couple of layers of paper towel BEFORE putting in the rice
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First of all, you dropped it in the toilet? Why the hell would you be holding you phone over a toilet I mean that's just stupid.
They can slip out of your pocket.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 06:08 PM   #24
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iHome should market a toilet docking station so we can avoid these situations.
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First of all, you dropped it in the toilet? Why the hell would you be holding you phone over a toilet I mean that's just stupid.


Second, you reached into the toilet?? I mean I understand it's the iPhone but wow.
do we want to know...?
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