Yes, another Toilet iphone (3g)...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by EricaD1123, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. EricaD1123 macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2009
    Ok, I know, very dumb, shouldn't have phone near water at all. However, accidents happen.

    It was in the water about 10 seconds or less and after almost puking from disgust and horror, I dried it as much as possible and pulled out the sim card. Immediately after, the screen was flickering and I did turn it off. This morning, I have it stuck in a bag of rice, because I'm willing to try (almost) anything.

    If after trying what I'm doing now and that doesn't work, I'm taking it to a Genius Bar.

    If I have to replace it, will I just be charged for price of the phone. Has this happened to anyone.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!!
  2. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    DO NOT TURN IT ON FOR A FEW DAYS!!!!! Doing so might permanently damage it.

    You're screwed if anything else was in that toilet :eek:
  3. uiop. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Eeew. Make sure you dry the UrineiPhone.

    If it has to be replaced, you have to pay the regular $200/$300.
  4. EricaD1123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2009
    It was just water. I called Apple and have an appointment tomorrow. This may be a very expensive lesson learned. :(
  5. copydeskcat macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    This happened to my son's Nintendo DS a few weeks ago (resist the urge to crack jokes about it becoming a Nintendo 'wee') and we saved it with the rice trick.

    Get yourself a large tub and fill it with dry rice (brown rice is best) - and I mean fill it. Then, put your phone into it - really bury it in the rice.

    If you don't have rice, get some - or use dry porridge or oats - basically, anything that absorbs water.

    Put a lid on it, and leave it there for about four days. Most of the moisture will be absorbed into the rice.

    Don't tell the Apple people any lies - there's a water detector embedded in the headphone socket which can tell them if it has been in contact with water (it changes colour, I think).

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