Dropped Iphone in Toilet.

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I dropped my phone in there, for literally 1/2 a second.

    the screen was WHITE, then afterwards, and the phone was still on.

    i held the power switch and it turned off.

    its been 13 hours and it hasn't turned back on. i decided to stop trying and wait.

    what else can i do, or is this covered by AT&T since its only been 65 days.

    help me please.
     
  2. macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    Dude, you're screwed. You drop a phone in the toilet and you want ATT to be responsible. What a load of crap. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Moderator emeritus

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    It might take a few days to dry out completely, maybe putting it somewhere warmish might help. Only then will you be able to see if it's completely broken.
     
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    Besides which, there's a moisture-sensitive sensor around the mini-jack socket which will show if it's been soaked. Insurance is your only option.
     
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    skunk

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    I'm sure you'd have to strip it down to have any hope of it drying out properly.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    What was in the toilet? Just urine? Or also feces?
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    It's dead. No warranty coverage will apply since you dropped it in water - that voids the warranty. If you had private insurance for the phone, that may cover it, but probably not because your insurance would probably cover loss and theft (not negligence). There's probably still time to get a new one on your Christmas list.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i dont beleive it was neglagence....i think my phone was commiting suicide, which brings me to an idea....ill post a video on youtube about me and iphone. with the song 'you've got a freind in me' from toy story, then at the end of the movie...the iphone commits suicide into the toilet. and ill ask that 400 people donate one dollar to me. PERFECT.

    but thanks your help, and there was nothing in the toilet, just water.

    and do you think i could sell this phone on ebay, broken ?

    and people would buy it for parts?
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Yes - I think you could unload it on eBay. Make sure that you clearly list that is has been exposed to water and does not function. Someone might buy it as a prop, or for parts.
     
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  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Everyone, tyvm for your support, i placed my phone in my oven at 120degrees F, for 5 hours.

    Then hit the ON black button as many times as i could, then plugged it in the computer.

    Now the screen has a battery, and its 1/10th red.

    and it has a harry potter Z on the bottom of the screen.
     
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    Too bad a big bag of some sort of desiccant isn't available to leave it in for few days... never personally tried it but sounds like it might work. Good luck!
     
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    skunk

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    Your next post will probably be along the lines of: "Hey guys, I just plugged my waterlogged, boiled and fried iPhone into my Mac, and now the Mac won't start. What have I done wrong? :confused::confused:?"
    :rolleyes:
     
  14. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no, i would never buy a MAC, they only look nice. Windows > Max Os.
     
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    Well that's just plain asking for trouble saying that on a mac forum now isn't it. :p
     
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    Thats probably why your iPod died, I've been dropping my iPhone in the toilet for months now but its still chugging along fine, probably because it knows it has a nice mac to go home to every night.:D
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, now it all makes sense. I knew a Mac user would be too smart to drop something in the toilet. Lol, Windows. Figures.
     
  19. macrumors 68000

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    That's about as funny as a tuurd in a punchbowl, no wait, your iPhone in a toilet.
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    You were right. It DID commit suicide!:eek::D:apple:
     
  21. macrumors 65816

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    I just want to know where I can get hold of "Max Os"!
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    Whats a MAC? I mean, I know what a Mac is, but a MAC? Is it like a MAC address?
     
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    Haha, ha. Cheeky humor isn't funny. Capitalization doesn't change a word. Mac is short for Macintosh. Its a line of computers under the Apple Computer (now just Apple) brand.
     
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    Mac is not short for macintosh anymore. It used to be, but now all apple computers are just 'Macs'
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    It's a good thing you didn't drop one of those brown Zunes in there; you wouldn't have been able to find it. ;)

    (sorry)
     

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