Dropped my iPhone 5s in the toilet

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  1. michellexxx macrumors newbie

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    My phone was in my pocket and fell in the toilet and I instantly took it out and dried it but it had a case on which I couldn't remove. I tried to turn it on and it worked but it went white for about 2 seconds and went back to normal. I had no time to fix it so I left and when I came home 7 hours later I put it in rice. So is there a chance my phone will work? And if not I should get a battery replacement right?
     
  2. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    It's possible that it will work fine after being thoroughly dried. Only time will tell.

    Sanitary??? That's a different question. But hey, what's a little s*^t in a phone by your face? Lol.

    Nobody can say for sure if you'll be fortunate to have it survive or not. Best of luck. Let it dry thoroughly.

    And the next time someone asks... Let them borrow your phone. Wait until they're in the middle of a call, then tell them where it's been.

    You'll have fun
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68000

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    As the first reply stated, time will tell. Water is an excellent conductor of electricity so hopefully it did not penetrate into the phone itself and cause any shorts. Be careful with the rice and watch that no grains get into the headphone opening or the charger connector.
     
  4. xixi.li macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately, you used the phone while the inside was wet, meaning you most likely have caused a short which has blown some components in the phone. it sounds like the damage has been done and will need to be repaired/replaced. Drying the phone off does virtually nothing, it's what is inside that counts.
     
  5. Silvrbill macrumors member

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    Actually pure water is a poor conductor of electricity.
    It's the impurities and minerals in it that conduct.
    In this case it sounds like there were plenty of both......
     
  6. ifixscreens macrumors newbie

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    The best thing to do for a situation like this, is to leave it off for 2 days or so and let it dry on rice like you did.
    Hope that worked for you. Let us know!
    and if it need any replacement or repairs pay us a visit
     

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