iPhone falls in water, survives unscathed!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wakka092, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. wakka092 macrumors 6502

    wakka092

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    Yesterday was a bad day..

    So I had my iPhone sitting on my desk. I reach for it, not looking, and slide the iPhone INTO the dog water.

    It was submursed for a good 2 seconds. I watched the screen turn black as I grabbed it from the water. I ran to the kitchen and dried it off and courageously pressed the sleep button. And like magic, it came on. I heard the hallejulah chorous. But then it went in an endless cycle of sleep/wake, off/on. Put a new twist on Infinite Loop, eh? Luckily, I hit it a few times and it stopped.

    But I'm really lucky, considering the 3 mo. warranty just ended.
     
  2. Antitorque macrumors member

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    Still be careful

    I don't think you are out of the woods yet. I would keep it off until it fully dries. The water in there will still do its damage corroding things, until it fully evaporates.
     
  3. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    I just hope I don't ever have to go through this.
    Good luck with your phone, let it dry up for a while.
     
  4. overcast macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you turn it BACK ON, after it's been underwater?! :confused::confused:

    Is there no common sense on this forum? Let it dry out for a few days at the very least.
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

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    i thought it comes with 90 days phone support and 1 year warranty?
     
  6. Simon1966 macrumors regular

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    Surely it would not matter if he turned his phone on?
    As he said, it was in standby mode, so power was flowing through the circuits and anyway the battery is permanently connected supplying power to the phone.
     
  7. IDANNY macrumors 6502a

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    yah since it was already on i agree its different if it was off. you got really lucky
     
  8. jimjoebob macrumors newbie

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    Wow!

    I love hearing about these situations. Glad it still works!!!!
    And for Goodness sakes, let that iPhone dry for a week in a "cool dry place"!

    DON"T turn it back on for a while and keep us all updated on its life span!
     
  9. glide macrumors regular

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    I don't think dropping it in water is covered under warranty...
     
  10. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup no accidents covered. Unless you could come up with a very good excuse about why the phone isn't working there would be trouble.
     
  11. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing happened to me the other day. I had just finished dropping a massive deuce, induced by way too many pounds of meatball sandwiches the night before.

    I was surfing on my iPhone when the last nugget dropped. I got up to see my creation. It was at least a 6 pounder. I had given birth.

    Excited by my new baby, I dropped my iPhone in the toilet. Lucky for me, the turd saved it from hitting the water.

    It works as well as it did the day I got it. Unfortunately, a piece of corn is permanently stuck in the headphone jack.
     
  12. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    Dude :eek:
     
  13. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    What? I'm the only one?
     
  14. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, that was waay too much information.
     
  15. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    No, it would have been too much information if I told you that I had eaten poutine, not meatball sandwiches. But I didn't want to disgust you.
     
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    How's the wifi signal in the loo?
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  18. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    Wifi signal on the can is good, but that's only because i keep a wireless router extender behind the toilet.
     
  19. CADer macrumors 6502

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    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D way too funny!!!! My day just got better, then worse cause I just ate lunch!
     
  20. wakka092 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Going on day 2 (BTW it happened yesterday,) It turned back on itself when the sleep button was stuck, and there have been no problems.

    And haha to the person with the meatball sandwich. :rolleyes:
     

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