Dropped iPhone In The Toilet?

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  1. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    At work today while in one of the stalls in the toilet area I was standing over the toilet looking at some photographs I had stored on my phone.

    Nothing wrong with that you may say.

    Well while enjoying myself I suddenly felt quite light headed and dropped my phone into the lavatory.

    I see there are many many other threads on this forum from people who have been in a very similar position and wondered what is the general consensus on the best way of drying out my phone and ensuring droppage doesn't occur again?
     
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Were they those naughty pics of your boss perhaps? :p
     
  3. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Stop "enjoying" yourself over the toilet.
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    First

    Dont try to turn it on. Leave it to dry for at least 48 hours.

    Urine has terrible corrosive qualities and you may find that even if it it will boot after drying out, long term damage has occurred.

    If you are technically able, I would remove the battery too.

    If not, and it's not under AppleCare I guess hope like he'll......how much got really wet?
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Careful. You'll go blind enjoying yourself! Then you won't be able to see your iPhone. :eek:
     
  6. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Those photos most have been of really important matter :D as you couldn't have waited til after the toilet to view them..
     
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  8. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Get the phone into a bag of uncooked rice and don't touch it for a few days.
     
  9. soco macrumors 68030

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    This. Always always go for the uncooked rice first.
     
  10. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Every time I see an iPhone dropped in toilet thread, I just shake my head in disbelief. It's nit that hard to keep a hold of your phone. Plus OP, if you want to "enjoy yourself" then stop looking at the tiny iPhone screen and use an iPad instead :D
     
  11. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    Lesson learned. Sit down on the stall next time you're enjoying yourself in the bathroom.

    But seriously, you're going to want to take the back off and unplug the battery. If there's a short on the circuitry, some chips will get very hot, and may even break. If you need the phone now, take the PCB out and rinse it out with rubbing alcohol. Better to do that now than before corrosion starts.

    Look at the guide on iFixit if you need to do that.
     
  12. savoirfaire macrumors 6502

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    Also, I wouldn't eat that rice anymore...
     
  13. DavidbackAII macrumors newbie

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    phone

    or the toilet ???
     
  14. froa macrumors member

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    My little nephew dropped his clothes with his iPhone 4 into washing machine two months ago and had they washed together.
    At this moment, the situation was still not very bad -- the most terrible thing is, then he powered on the iPhone.
    Of course the machine went on strike.
    However, fortunately he had it repaired finally. Someone replaced the screen & asked for $150.
    Now that kid's iPhone 4 can run Fruit Ninja again.
     
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  16. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I would also go to your doctor and ask him why you near passed out while enjoying yourself over the toilet.;)
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Words of wisdom, my friend!:D
     
  18. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    AppleCare doesn't cover that kind of damage unfortunately.
     
  19. jeffhiggins66 macrumors newbie

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    I've heard that putting the device in a bag of rice helps to suck up the moisture. That said, if you dropped your iPhone in a toilet your best bet might have just been to flush and buy a new one. I'm not sure I'd want to press that phone against my ear ever again...
     
  20. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    If he brings it to Apple won't they just replace it for $199 if he has an issue with it? I thought they did that, take the broken unit hand you a refurb for $199 on 16GB model and $299 on 32GB models?
     
  21. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    :eek: Good advice :D
     
  22. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Where should the poor horny young man "enjoy" himself - in his work cubicle? :eek: ;)

    Suggestion for OP: Next time leave your phone at you desk, and use your imagination. :D:rolleyes:
     
  23. Futhark macrumors 65816

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    Are you referring to what he was touching while enjoying himself :D

    All seriousness the rice is the best bet here.
     
  24. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    A few days? I wouldn't want to touch it ever again after it had been soaked in a pool of steaming urine. :p

    I can't even imagine putting it up to my face to talk on it, I would be constantly grossed out. Burn it! Burn it now and cut your losses!
     
  25. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Uhhh...I dunno. Perhaps at home?!?

    Edit: your name is fitting for what should be his status @ work.
     

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