iPhone 4 in the toilet ALL NIGHT!?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Zerah, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Zerah macrumors newbie

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    Oh no. I couldn't find my phone last night. This morning my partner found it in the TOILET. I think my toddler must have dropped it in there.. :(

    I put it in a bag of rice this morning.... but couldn't find a fitting tool to unscrew the case with.

    Is it going to survive?! I wish it had insurance like a normal phone.

    What is the worst anyone has had an iphone survive??

    Also I read that others had to do a restore after that. I have never backed up my iphone, I wouldn't even know how. So.. what if it needs a restore? I guess I have to take it back to the apple store and ask them? (Or will they not do that now?)

    I really hope I won't lose my photos.

    And,, how long do you think I should leave it in rice? (I have it in about a cup 1/2 to 2 cups of rice). Do you think I should change out the rice at some point?

    Help! :eek:
     
  2. tgi macrumors 65816

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    I think it might be dead forever. Some people's phones stop working after only a few seconds in water.

    Let us know the outcome.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, I wouldnt hold my breath.
    Its ruined.
    $149 for a replacement at Apple.
     
  4. FixBrokeni macrumors member

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    That's a tough one. If you haven't already, DO NOT TRY TO TURN THE DEVICE ON for a few days (until the water is completely gone). This will short the device, and make even more damage. Chances are it's fixable, but the cost of a new logic board, connectors, etc. would be far more expensive and time consuming than purchasing a new/used device.
     
  5. Zerah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I have NOT attempted to turn it on. It was also in a rubber/plastic case. I guess I will wait at least 4 days to try it. Maybe more if I can be patient enough...
     
  6. FixBrokeni macrumors member

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    Glad to hear that! Atleast when your child grows up you can laugh at the time they wanted to take your iPhone swimming :D
     
  7. ChrisMan287 macrumors 6502

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  8. aarif2012 macrumors member

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    Sounds like it has been through an adventure :eek:

    hope for the best. Just DO NOT TURN ON!
    for at least a week ~

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    I am also curious about the case. How is it?
     
  9. Spikeywan macrumors 6502

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    If it was on when dropped in water, how would you go about turning it off?
     

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