My husband dropped phone in toilet

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mbelle, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. mbelle macrumors newbie

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    So my hubby dropped his phone in the toilet. He quickly pulled it out and tried to dry it off. After looking on internet he decided to open it to try and dry it out faster. Three days later the phone will ring but the screen is black. You cant turn it on or off. Any advice or suggestions... Or is it a goner?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Meatball macrumors regular

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    The rules when dropping a phone in liquid:
    1) Turn it off IMMEDIATELY
    2) Do not attempt to turn it back on
    3) Take the phone apart as much as possible, e.g. battery, sim etc. Obviously with the iPhone this isn't possible.
    4) Put the item on top of rice in a warm dry place, eg. an airing cupboard, for at least 3 days
    5) Hope for good luck!

    :).
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=870428&highlight=iphone+toilet

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=368474&highlight=iphone+toilet

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=864149&highlight=iphone+toilet

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=863692&highlight=iphone+toilet

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=573162&highlight=iphone+toilet

    All from the first page searching for toilet and iPhone.

     
  4. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Just pay the Apple store $199 and get a new one.
     
  5. Meatball macrumors regular

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    Why's that wrong? With my phone I'd remove the battery ASAP to stop any current flowing around and allow the phone to air out better. I know this isn't possible with the iPhone however.
     
  6. Hmac macrumors 68020

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  7. Shoesy macrumors 6502a

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    Just on their high horse because there are a lot of other threads about this already I guess. Anyone with links to MRoogle in their sig is seriously narked by dupe threads. I don't suppose reminding them that duplicate thread warnings have been posted more times than anything else would help the situation? ;)
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Although removing the battery sounds like a great idea, it is the worst idea for most users. For one thing, opening up an iPhone is not for the faint of heart and can easily lead to a worse situation when you pull the iPhone apart too much and break leads or you break the plastic. Secondly, the battery is soldered.

    And yeah, it would be better if people searched on here (read what it says when you post about searching first). I answered the OP with my first post. I wasn't snarky as many would be.
     
  9. Meatball macrumors regular

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    :)

    I would advise against users taking their iPhone apart to but my post was referring to phones in general, which in most cases allow you to remove the case and battery :).
     

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