iPhone calamity

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Topdad, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Topdad macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2008
    I have dropped my iPhone in the toilet! Seriously. Is there any hope that it can be revived? It is currently doa, and I was hoping miraculously it might awaken like Snow White?
  2. Xtal macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Let it dry for a number of days before attempting to turn it on. Perhaps leave it in a warm area such as sunlight to speed evaporation.
  3. davyreins macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    Ann Arbor
    I read on one of these forums that some of the moisture can be soaked up if you put your iPhone in dry white rice. Might as well give that a shot.
  4. GNice macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    I dropped my prior phone in a sink full of water when washing dishes...it was totally submerged.

    I left it outside (in a safe place) in the bright sunshine for a couple of days in a row and it was fine after that. Not sure if you will be as lucky, but it's worth a shot.
  5. Topdad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2008
    iPhone Calimity

    Ty for the suggestions. I've tried a hair dryer so far. Has anyone attempted to open the phone to remove the battery?
  6. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    It's probably not good to use a hair dryer on it. It might do more harm than good. Best thing (as stated in previous posts) is to let it dry on it's own and wait a week. The waiting part is tough especially if you don't have a back up phone, but it is the most important. Don't try to turn on the phone earlier, not even once.

    Good luck.

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