Dropped My iPhone 3G in the Toilet

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Che Castro, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    By accident ofcourse

    Should I get the iphone 3GS for only $100 and wait a few Months till maybe they fix the Antenna issue?
    I called Every Store Near me and there all out of iphone 4's till a couple of weeks anyway

    the iphone 3G wont turn on,I have apple care but i dont hink they cover water damage
  2. treyjustice macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2009
    dont try and turn it on. get a tupperware fill it with rice put your iphone in it then put the lid on for 24 hrs. then try and turn it on. my sister did the same thing to her iphone and this make it at least usable.
  3. liamkp macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
    It will need more than 24 hrs. It will probably need about a week.

    Have you tried to turn it on? If so then its probably done for. If not there might be hope for it... the battery is dead so you will need to replace it.

    I guess you could sell it on eBay for parts and just get a 3GS replacement if you want.
  4. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2008
    I wouldn't get the 3Gs personally. you would be locking yourself into a 2yr contract with older technology phone. I wouldn't count on there being any "fix" for the 4. maybe go ahead and try it out and see, some people are nto having any issues due to their signal strangth in the area.

    the other option you have would be to take it to the apple store. no they do not cover water damage, BUT! you can pay them $199 and give them your old water logged phone and get a refurbished iphone 3G without extending your contract.
  5. RafaelT macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2010
    Lakeland, FL
    Get the iPhone 4, the antenna thing is not nearly as big a deal as some of the people on here like to make it seem. If you believe people on here you would think the phone will explode if you bridge the gap.
  6. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

    Tito Georgie

    Jul 17, 2010
    New York
    Just because of the 3GS screen makes me say NO don't get it, iPhone 4 it is.
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Get the iPhone 4 and put a case on it. I haven't had any problems since I got my iFrogz luxe case.
  8. swoods93631 macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2010
  9. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati OH
    oh snap! A SquareTrade warranty will cover this (for future reference).
  10. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    too late I tried turnin the phone on a few times

    The apple logo came on but then it shut off

    ok im going to order the iphone 4

    but what Can i use till then? cause its going to take a while for delivery

    can i take the sim card out of the iphone 3g and use it in my old razor prepaid phone?
  11. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Mike, is that you?
  12. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  13. Makaveliarts macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010
    Go with the iPhone 4. If your going to get locked into a 2 YR contract at least let it be w/ the best phone.
  14. spblat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
    Yes. Meanwhile, leave your iPhone in the rice indefinitely. A week from now you might just find it's working. If you're handy or know a geek who is, you can find online tips for disassembling the iPhone into two pieces, which can be left in the rice for more effective drying. I did this when my wife's iPhone went into the toilet and it worked.

    Don't wait for an iPhone with "fixed" antenna. There won't be one. The current batch is not as bad as you hear IMHO.
  15. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
    Did you drop it in a clear water toilet or was it completely filled with stuff at that time?
  16. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    Yes but if the phones been tried to turn on a few times the rice trick probably won't work.

    if you do try the rice trick do not put it on the charger till you are done leaving it in the rice.
  17. fastblack macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2008
  18. Simgar988 macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2009
  19. jlblodgett macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2008
    A question I had, myself!!!
  20. spblat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
    YMMV. My wife's iPhone could not be turned off after it got wet. It was on for a long time while wet and was still resuscitated.
  21. eddy64 macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2008
    The rice has to be cooked though. Make sure you use a little olive oil and salt too
  22. spblat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
    Yeah, uh, don't do that lol
  23. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
  24. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009
    True. guess i should have been more clear if its on leave it on if its off leave it off.
  25. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    lol luckily no

    so i just put the sim card in the razor phone and it will work or do i have to call AT&T?

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