My iphone fell into the toilet and I'm freaaaking out

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  1. NeonM macrumors newbie

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    Ok so last night my iphone 4 fell into the toilet at some club. Eventhough I was heavily drunk, I still had some common sense and turned it off, but when a friend asked me what happened, I turned it on and saw that I could still use it but the screen wasn't lit up. So I turned it off again, and, strangely, the camara flash was on and my iphone was REALLY hot. I didn't want to turn it on again so (again, I was drunk) I shook it a little and then kind of gave it a little slap against my hand.... I don't know, but the flash went off and I just waited until i got home to put it in rice.
    Now it's been under the rice for like five hours, I tried to turn it on and nothing. I took out the SIM card, put it in rice again and after a few minutes I saw that where the camara lens is, there is some water evaporating.
    How long do i need to wait until my iPhone comes back to life? Will it ever do that?
     
  2. modafroman macrumors member

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    It's been turned on while it was still wet, the chances of something having shorted is extremely high. Chances are your phone is rooted mate, sorry!
     
  3. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Well, I hate to tell this to you but since you turned it on with water inside, you potentially could have shorted something. I'm not sure it will ever come back. Hope you have insurance, or AppleCare+. If not I think an out of warranty replacement will be $200.
     
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    Take it to the Apple store and pay your $200. Consider that part of your booze bill. You'll never notice it.. :apple:
     
  6. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    That was a really dumb thing to do. Put the phone is rice for a week and dont f with it.

    :apple:
     
  7. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's pretty much guaranteed to be dead. I'd say a new phone is the only option. :(
     
  8. superdudeo macrumors regular

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    This happened to me a few weeks back. A bit of advice if it happens to you...

    * Turn phone off ASAFP

    * Suck the water out of bottom and headphone jack with your mouth straight away. Disgusting right? It's a £500 phone...

    Still worked perfectly and got a replacement for another issue anyway.
     
  9. NeonM thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    $149 for iPhone 4 replacement. $199 for iPhone 4S replacement
     
  11. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    5 hours in rice was not near enough. Why not just 5 minutes!
     
  12. NeonM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm sucking the water out with my mouth right now and in the camara lens there is much less water. Should I put it in rice afterwars? Wait? Turn it on? pray?
     
  13. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    I dropped my iPhone 3G a couple of years ago into a bowl of water, completely submerged. I turned it off and dried it with a blow dryer for about an hour. My wife still uses the phone today. (until I get my 4S, then she moves onto my iPhone4)
     
  14. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Keep sucking harder. Even if it doesn't fix the phone it might serve some purpose...
     
  15. NeonM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok ok.... blowdrying sounds good. I'm also gonna let it sit in the rice for like a week.
     
  16. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    I hope you have had all your shots.:confused:
     
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    Did you just suck toilet water out of your phone? Disease riddled club toiler water?

    Better see a doctor.
     
  19. NeonM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    desperate times call for desperate measures
     
  20. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Beyond nasty. Can't believe you'd risk sepsis for a lousy $500. We are truly headed towards Idiocracy.
     
  21. NeonM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't believe I just did that, heading towards the mac store right nowwwwwwww
     
  22. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    It's ok, he was drinking all night. All the alcohol will kill any bacteria.

    I do this all the time, I feel pretty normal.

     
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  24. SomeonePlzHelp macrumors regular

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    I like this NeonM poster.
    He has a funny personality. We need more of those around here, it would make it even more enjoyable.

    Good luck with the phone dude, I'd just get a new one.
     
  25. blueroom macrumors 603

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    If it got hot it was game over for the iPhone. Take it to Apple and pay the replacement cost, it's dead.
     

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