When should I attempt turning on a water damaged phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by crackintosh, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. crackintosh macrumors member

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    Phone was dropped into a cup with some water in it on tuesday. The phone was turned off immediately after this happened. Since tuesday the iphone has been in a bowl of rice with a fan blowing on it and later sitting on the TV for warmth. It is now saturday. Does anyone know from first hand experience if this is enough time? Should I attempt to open the phone to air it out even more?
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    That's probably enough time (although you can't do it too long). So, it's either going to work or not.

    FYI, it's better to put it in a bag with rice. Also, you shouldn't apply any heat.
     
  3. crackintosh thread starter macrumors member

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    Why a bag vs. a bowl?

    Its tupperware, I assumed letting it breathe would be better than sealing it.
     
  4. crackintosh thread starter macrumors member

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    just tried to turn it on, its dead. I will try and replace it at the apple store.
     
  5. macjram macrumors 6502a

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    Try charging it if you haven't tried yet lol.
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I've always seen a sealed bag recommended.
     
  7. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    The sealed bags lets the rice absorb the moisture. Keep us posted on how it goes. You may have to charge it. If not then off the to apple store. :eek:
     

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