iPhone out in rain - 4 days - any hope?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dinamo9, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. dinamo9 macrumors member

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    Hey guys, so basically I lost my iPhone 3GS this past Sunday and I was sure it was at home but I couldn't find it anywhere. Today I found it outside in my yard. It has been raining the last 4 days. The iPhone was in a leather pouch that only has one open end but rain still got through to the iphone of course.

    Is there any hope for it at all? I haven't tried turning it on.

    Update: I just noticed that the phone had turned it self back on, the touch screen was working and active but very dim. It had a sim card error related message. I managed to turn the power off.

    Update: I took the SIM card out, Put the phone in a ziploc bag full of rice, Placed it in the dehydrator on low heat.

    Update: After drying overnight it is fully functional ..Wow..
     
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    Looking at your edits, it seems like you are doing what you can. I would wait as long as you can. It is possible that it will be ok once its fully dried out.
     
  6. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    if you end up getting it to work then this is one awesome story lol
     
  7. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    Uncooked rice. :D:D:D
     
  8. dinamo9 thread starter macrumors member

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    I cant believe it - I just went to replace the rice in the bag and I pulled my iphone out and realized it was on asking for the sim. I plugged it into the wall and it started charging, put it my sim, it detected it right away, tested out the camera - it works.

    Is this too good to be true or is my iPhone okay?
     
  9. lizzz macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for this advice. The rice worked for me, too. :)
     
  10. dinamo9 thread starter macrumors member

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    You're welcome! Glad this is helping other people.
     

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