iPhone fell in water

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  1. zyr123 macrumors 6502

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    I turned it off in 15 seconds after I took it out of the water. And then Put in a instant soup that had rice in it. It just turned on by its self. Is that good or bad... I then turned it off and won't turn it on till tomorrow morning.

    Is my phone screwed....

    Thanks
     
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Probably, but let it sit in the rice for a few days and hope for a miracle.

    Uh, you didn't put it in wet soup, did you?
     
  3. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is already in rice. Isn't it turning on by its self a good thing?
     
  4. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    It may not be a good thing. The best thing to do is to be patient and wait.
     
  5. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It turned on by it's self 3 more times. Seems like it's fine.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    If your iPhone was off and it repeatedly turned itself on, there is something wrong with it. Put it in rice for a few days and hope it dries out. Water damage can severely shorten the life electronic device.
     
  7. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    Gallon zip lock bag
    Fill with rice
    Let sit 5 days
    Don't touch or turn on
    Good luck
     
  8. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Will creamed corn work if I don't have any rice?
     
  9. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    Rice??? Can't believe people are so naive. What you should do is open it up, disconnect battery, disconnect LCD put motherboard in alcohol to displace water ASAP before the corrosion starts. Then dry it out with hair blower. The sooner the better. Or take it to a repair shop same day and pay $60 and they will do it for you.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Your phone, turning on by itself, three times, is not a good sign. When working correctly, you phone should not turn on by itself.

    Only time will tell. If it works in a few days it could still die a week, month, year later. It is luck that will save you.

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    You call us naive and you want the average person to do what you suggested:p
     
  11. thetechfixer macrumors 6502

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    I would leave it for a week in the rice, to make sure it is FULLY dried out. Although having the phone keep on rebooting means there may be something wrong
     
  12. TouchMint.com macrumors 68000

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    Yea as others have said make sure its off and get it in rice for atleast 2-4 days. dont keep turning it on and off to check on it.
     
  13. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    Rice does not do anything to speed up evaporation it only absorbs whatever moisture comes out from iPhone. at least use hair blower to speed up the process and avoid more corrosion. The higher temp the faster water evaporates. The longer water evaporates the more corrosion it creates.
     
  14. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Being in a pizza shop. Was more then enough. Kept it near the oven. And turned it on the next morning. It works fine. Zero problem.
     
  15. PNutts macrumors 601

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    You should quit while you're behind. Or if you prefer, here's some basic information on evaporation.

    My interest in an ongoing discussion evaporated.
     
  16. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Was that to me. Or the person who just commented. I thought putting it near a pizza oven was a fantastic idea. .
     
  17. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Does rice have magnetic properties for water to be absorbed from within the shell itself? :confused:
     
  18. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Absorption can occur by air diffusion. Think bath water evaporation.
     
  20. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    You need heat and rice. The heat will cause the water to evaporate and find it's way outside the phone body. Put the phone in a ziplock-sandwhich size is fine, fill with rice, put bag in the sun. No hair dryers-too hot. In the sun is fine for a day or two. If it doesn't' work after 48 hours you are SOOL.
     
  21. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The pizza oven worked. My phones fine. I'm typing on it now.
     
  22. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    Don't use rice, plastic bags use hair blower. If you don't believe me put wet item in zip bag with rice and see how slowly it will dry up. Then blow hot air on another wet item and see how quickly it dries.
     
  23. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Sure, easy to test. Wet your hair and stick your head in a bowl of rice. See if it is dry after a couple of hours....

    A hair dryer only takes a few minutes. :cool:
     
  24. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    yeah and you wait 24 hrs with iphone wet inside stupid bag of rice 80% of time the iPhone is unrepairable. it needs to dry out within first couple hrs or motherboard inside is trashed.
     
  25. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Yes but the hair dryer dries the surface. The rice draws moisture out from inside the phone.
     

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