iphone 5 dropped in toilet works fine

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  1. Joybulb macrumors regular

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    It was dropped in a clean water toilet (completely submerged) and immediately removed, turned off, and carefully vacuumed all openings with a dyson then left in a bag of rice for 4 days. I just plugged it in to try to back it up real quick and it works fine. Even the water sensor stickers didn't change color. How is that possible?!
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Luck?
    Karma?
    God?
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Glad to hear it's OK. During a quick dunk water doesn't necessarily get into all the openings.
     
  5. Indecisi0n macrumors regular

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    Maybe it landed on a solid object floating in the water.
     
  6. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Even after you boiled it to sanitize it?:D

    Or, maybe you just wiped it off with some used TP?:D
     
  7. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    The Force is strong with you.
     
  8. Joybulb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Had a case and screen protector on it the body was all covered, the bottom edge was the only exposed part, but it def got totally submerged. I'm blessed, super happy
     
  9. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502

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    it is no longer an "iPhone", the new name is "turdPhone"
     
  10. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

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    lol thats gross
     
  11. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like it was quick enough and the case/ air pockets saved you.

    Generally, this is where I'd usually say that a submerged phone is still dead after recovery and that it just doesn't know it yet, but, if your sensors are still white, you should be good to go.

    Be grateful and buy a lotto ticket tonight.
     
  12. VinoGrande macrumors member

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    Too bad your liquid sensors are shot/triggered. You won't be getting a replacement in the event something goes wrong.
     
  13. drummingcraig macrumors 6502a

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    Read much? :rolleyes:

     
  14. Krabba macrumors regular

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    Definitely great luck! Where are the liquid sensor stickers located?
     
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    Ewwww...
     
  17. VinoGrande macrumors member

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    I read a lot, I'm also a former Genius. They'll be able to tell. Keep drumming Craig. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  18. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    LOL.... more like a brown Zune :D
     
  19. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully you weren't peeing. I don't know what I'd do if I dropped it in there when I was peeing LOL.
     
  20. Fission macrumors regular

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    If his liquid indicators haven't triggered, how will they know? Will they open the phone up and look for corrosion? Good luck proving liquid damage with liquid indicators showing white.
     
  21. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like you wiped all your data before you flushed it. :)
     
  22. Joybulb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Already called and they said to bring it in and I can do an out of warranty replacement. Said because it fell in a toilet they won't even look at it, just replace. Besides all this, wouldn't a supposed "former apple genius" know that apple care and squaretrade cover water damage. What a bozo.
     
  23. VinoGrande macrumors member

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    Depends on the store and the genius. If you were in my store, you'd be out of luck. We never covered the "idiot clause". You also never mentioned squaretrade or AppleCare+. Those are kind of key points to the story. What a bozo. :rolleyes:
     
  24. joshdammit macrumors 6502

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    All joking aside, you did everything right (except dropping it in a toilet, of course!) and were one of the few who actually got to reap the benefits of it (not having to buy a new phone.)
     
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