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    Prayers as she dropped it in the toilet last evening. I had her power down and place it in some rice to draw the water out. We've not tried to power it up yet but we're hopeful that everything will work out!

    All the while, I'm laughing at her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumfoau View Post
    Prayers as she dropped it in the toilet last evening. I had her power down and place it in some rice to draw the water out. We've not tried to power it up yet but we're hopeful that everything will work out!

    All the while, I'm laughing at her!

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    Oh my, that is not a good thing to hear about. I once tipped a water-bottle over, got tons of water into my PS Vita and very nearly cried. I hope your wife's iPhone comes out unscathed.

    That said, why did you laugh at her the whole time, you bad bad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedygi View Post
    Oh my, that is not a good thing to hear about. I once tipped a water-bottle over, got tons of water into my PS Vita and very nearly cried. I hope your wife's iPhone comes out unscathed.

    That said, why did you laugh at her the whole time, you bad bad...
    I don't really know why I laughed! In hindsight, her Apple coverage has expired and we dropped the VZW coverage a few weeks ago! Now I'm crying. Lol If it doesn't work, which I'm sure it will as it wasn't submerged for very long and was immediately powered off, I'll have to find her another on Craigslist.


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    Oh my! I would cry! I love my iPhone and I surely hope your wife's iPhone is good to go after sitting in the rice. 😁 Best wishes!👍


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    Hope everything turns out okay. It's just rotten luck that the Apple care had already expired. =[
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    Sorry to hear about the toilet incident it happened to me years ago with a flip phone hope it works out for her

    Let us know how you make out Buddy


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    Daughter dropped her phone in a sink of water in London. After drying out the only issue is the speaker only works occasionally. All of buttons and the phone worked just fine. Just sold it on eBay for 170 bucks. Good Luck !!!
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    Thanks all! We'll try to power it up after a while. It's been in the rice about 9 hours now so I figure we'll attempt to power on soon!


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    Now that's a bad day, hope it turns out well for you.


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    Thanks all! We'll try to power it up after a while. It's been in the rice about 9 hours now so I figure we'll attempt to power on soon!


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    Give it a couple more hours. I might even say leave it a day or two in moderate temperature to dry. You can never be too safe.
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    Give it a couple more hours. I might even say leave it a day or two in moderate temperature to dry. You can never be too safe.
    I figured we'd hold off as long as she could be without her phone. I'm definitely learning a lesson from her misfortune. Lol


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    I figured we'd hold off as long as she could be without her phone. I'm definitely learning a lesson from her misfortune. Lol


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    Does she have a spare phone?
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    Does she have a spare phone?
    Not at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gpd129det View Post
    Daughter dropped her phone in a sink of water in London. After drying out the only issue is the speaker only works occasionally. All of buttons and the phone worked just fine. Just sold it on eBay for 170 bucks. Good Luck !!!
    Perfect example of why I only buy NEW, SEALED phones on eBay.


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    I hope it works out for her! I know it's very tempting to see if it works, but wait as long as you can. Sometimes too they'll actually work for awhile, but then quit working later once corrosion forms.

    One time my mom dropped her feature phone in a bucket of water while she was washing windows or something. Of course it quit working. She took it in to the carrier store and told the rep what happened. He looked at the moisture indicator and told her she can get one on warranty because it didn't show it had gotten wet! She said, "Well I dropped it in a bucket of water!" But he said that doesn't matter; the only thing that they care about is what the moisture indicator shows. She got a new phone on warranty!
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    I got my wife her 5 for her birthday in 2012. Warranty is long gone! Lol


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    Oh my God. That's terrible.
    Years ago I dropped my Nokia in the toilet and it later worked alright, only the camera shutter key doesn't work at all.
    Hopefully your wife's iPhone will be OK but don't hurry to take it out
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    Thanks all! I have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed!


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    phlamethrowre,

    But just to be clear I listed the phone on eBay as to exactly what had happened to the phone and completely described the issue with the phone. I did not get to almost 300 positive feedbacks by misrepresenting my items that i sell. Just did not want you thinking that I was one of those seller
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    phlamethrowre,

    But just to be clear I listed the phone on eBay as to exactly what had happened to the phone and completely described the issue with the phone. I did not get to almost 300 positive feedbacks by misrepresenting my items that i sell. Just did not want you thinking that I was one of those seller
    Good to hear this


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    I hope it works out for you and your wife. Let us know what happens. Good luck.
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    I hope it works out for you and your wife. Let us know what happens. Good luck.
    I sure will


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    She just powered it up and everything seems to be working well! Whew!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mumfoau View Post
    She just powered it up and everything seems to be working well! Whew!


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    That's good news.
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    She just powered it up and everything seems to be working well! Whew!


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    That's good news, good luck.
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