Oh.My.God. What a New Years Eve iPhone shocker.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DaftUnion, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

    DaftUnion

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    (Forgive the caps lock on some of this, but it needed to be done.)

    Alright, the moment I feared finally happened this New Years Eve. We were running a little late, and I had trouble parallell parking my car in the snow.:eek: Anyways, I asked my friend to park the car for me since he's had a lot more experience and as soon as he finished parking the car, I asked him if he saw my iPhone. We looked in the car and didn't find it, and I checked all my pockets and it wasn't in there as well. After getting panicky (if that's a word) I happened to look down in a pile of snow...and there it was...my iPhone sitting in SNOW!:eek:

    After quickly grabbing the thing off the ground and turning the thing off AS FAST as possible, I feared the worst due to the fact that there was water on a lot of the phone and by the dock connector. NOT a good sign. I've dropped the phone once, but snow and water...I was sure the iPhone was doomed. My friends said to leave the phone off for a half hour which I did, and I thorougly dried the thing off and let it sit for that amount of time. I've heard people say to let the thing sit for a day if it gets water in/on it, but I was too impatient and only let it sit for 30 minutes.

    Anyways, I turned it on and low and behold, it turned on and the screen and camera still worked fine. I then tested out a call and the speakerphone, and once again, it worked.

    So yes, even after some snow, the phone works perfect after a drop on concrete, and water. It's been two days after now, and it works just as good as before. Amazing.:)
     
  2. ventro macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah next time leave it for a day. You could have easily fried your phone.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    Good onya'...

    that could have been a disaster for you and your iPhone! Did you have it in a "case" or possibly a screen protector? I'm thinking about getting a "lanyard" on mine somehow! :cool:
     
  4. mingenyx macrumors regular

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    that is scary, did u drop it in snow or water sorry didnt get it clear.

    if its snow it should be fine, dont ask why but i threw my old iphone in snow about 4 times and buried itabout 3 times it still worked didnt let it dry and pluged itin etc everything worked.

    good to hear everythings fine though.
     
  5. oseary macrumors member

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    Yea, as soon as I saw snow, I went, "oh no..." Glad it's running good though, you're a lucky one. :)
     

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