dropped iphone in water

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  1. pound4pound30 macrumors 6502

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    I just dropped it and it was completely under water for 5 seconds.

    what to do?
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  4. pound4pound30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just got it a couple months ago I really dont wanna buy another 16gb 3gs
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Nobody ever does
    Sorry about the loss
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Shut it off, dry it up and let it sit in a bag of rice overnight.
    If it's still messed up cough up $200 for a replacement thru Apple.
     
  7. Resist macrumors 68030

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    In the time it took you to make this post, you could have just used the forum search feature and found your answer.
     
  8. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    My boss has dropped his in the toilet, dried it out for a few days, and it works fine. Also has it washed through the washer, dried it out a few days, and it works fine.

    Just dry it out, don't put it in the sun directly, but just let it dry completely. There is a chance it will work; but it might not, then you need a new one.
     
  9. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully you shut it off and didn't try and turn it on. Remove the SIM card, throw the phone in a bowl of rice and wait a few days. Then try.

    You also don't have to get a replacement, you could always be phoneless :D
     
  10. Surely Guest

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    Uncooked rice, of course.

    If you powered it on, you've probably fried it already.
     
  11. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I think I would just cough up $200 if it fell in the toilet, that is ****ing disgusting.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Pork fried rice better:D
     
  13. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Someone should make a spoof I'm on the boat video:
    Put in a bowl! Put in a bowl! If it's wet then put it in a bowl!
     
  14. pound4pound30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i didnt take out the sim card is that bad? i just instantly threw it in a bag of rice
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Seriously, not trying to be a a$$, but read the thousands of threads on water and the iPhone.

    Simple search: water, iPhone and limited it to iPhone and iPhone, Tips, Help and Troubleshooting.
     
  16. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    The sim card makes no difference.
     

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