Dropped my iPhone in WATER, after 3 days doesnt turn on!

sindinha

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Aug 3, 2014
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Guys, my iPhone felt on the toilet, I imedialty took and dried with towels. Then, I left on a Tupperware full of rice to exactly 3 days... Today, I tried to turn on and nothing.

I put the phone to charge and the low Battery bar comes up, suddenly disappears and the apple logo appears and fade out leaving only the black screen (u can tell it's on because of the brightness)...

Now, I left the phone charging to see if it works...


Any ideas? Should I put back on the rice?
 

sindinha

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Aug 3, 2014
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All right guys, I tried to restore with iTunes, When i plug on the pc, the itunes recognizes it and shows that's in the recovery mode.

I downloaded the update and etc, when prompted to restore, my iphone shows the progress bar under the apple logo and then... a blue screen appears and the itunes says the restore could not be complted...


i'm screwed :(
 

moptart

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Jul 24, 2010
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Guys, my iPhone felt on the toilet, I imedialty took and dried with towels. Then, I left on a Tupperware full of rice to exactly 3 days... Today, I tried to turn on and nothing.

I put the phone to charge and the low Battery bar comes up, suddenly disappears and the apple logo appears and fade out leaving only the black screen (u can tell it's on because of the brightness)...

Now, I left the phone charging to see if it works...


Any ideas? Should I put back on the rice?
Which Iphone do you have? I have an iphone 6+ and dropped it in a deep bathtub of water 2 times! I retrieved it immediately after the 1st drop, then it slipped out of my hands and fell in a 2nd time.

After that, I dried the phone off, powered it down and put it in a bag of rice for about 20 hours.

It's been working flawlessly for almost 2 weeks (knock on wood)!
 

sindinha

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Aug 3, 2014
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Which Iphone do you have? I have an iphone 6+ and dropped it in a deep bathtub of water 2 times! I retrieved it immediately after the 1st drop, then it slipped out of my hands and fell in a 2nd time.

After that, I dried the phone off, powered it down and put it in a bag of rice for about 20 hours.

It's been working flawlessly for almost 2 weeks (knock on wood)!
5s
 

Applejuiced

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All right guys, I tried to restore with iTunes, When i plug on the pc, the itunes recognizes it and shows that's in the recovery mode.

I downloaded the update and etc, when prompted to restore, my iphone shows the progress bar under the apple logo and then... a blue screen appears and the itunes says the restore could not be complted...


i'm screwed :(
Its shorted out.
You think restoring it with itunes will magically repair the shorts and liquid damage your cause? You dont get it still.
Keep trying though, after 1000 it might work:D
 

teknikal90

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Jan 28, 2008
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my iPhone 6 was drenched in heavy rain in the middle of the road for hours. Fully functional.
Hard to believe the 5S would break immediately after 1 drop.

UNLESS...OP had peed into the toilet prior to dropping it.
In which case, the toilet water would effectively be saline water - highly conductive to electricity. In this case, even an instantaneous exposure would short the phone.
 

Weaselboy

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my iPhone 6 was drenched in heavy rain in the middle of the road for hours. Fully functional.
Hard to believe the 5S would break immediately after 1 drop.
I remember reading something when the 6 came out that Apple put some rubber seals around the switches with the 6/6+ to help with brief water exposures, so that might explain why the 5S is more easily drowned.
 

sindinha

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Aug 3, 2014
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my iPhone 6 was drenched in heavy rain in the middle of the road for hours. Fully functional.
Hard to believe the 5S would break immediately after 1 drop.

UNLESS...OP had peed into the toilet prior to dropping it.
In which case, the toilet water would effectively be saline water - highly conductive to electricity. In this case, even an instantaneous exposure would short the phone.
Exactly, when it dropped I immediately took out
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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my iPhone 6 was drenched in heavy rain in the middle of the road for hours. Fully functional.
Hard to believe the 5S would break immediately after 1 drop.
Consider your case a very very rare occurrence.
Doesn't mean because yours miraculously survived certain death that every other device will work fine after getting wet.
Or they might work for a little bit and then corrosion will start setting in and most internal electronics will start to fail.
Hard to believe after 1 drop in water that it will short?
Lack of logic...
 

mofunk

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Aug 26, 2009
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I dropped my iPhone in the water (not toilet) and I shook out the water from the ports really good before putting it in a bag of rice. The water still can be trapped in the usb ports.