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Sister jumped into the pool with her iPhone...Rice or plug in?
My sister is a lifeguard and had to jump in to grab somebody today, didnt have time to take her sweatshirt all the way off, and it ended up falling in with her iPhone in the pocket. We currently have it submerged in rice because that's the #1 go-to solutions I've heard for iPhones and BlackBerrys. However, her friend rebooted it and it shows a "plug into iTunes" sign when you turn it on. Her friend said that he did the same thing, plugged it into iTunes when his was water damaged and it booted up. My question is, should we:
A.) Let it chill in rice? If so, for how long?
B.) Should we try plugging it in? Or will this risk possibly shorting it?
Thanks a lot for your help.
- 08-13-2009, 06:24 PM #2
- 08-13-2009, 06:34 PM #3
- 08-13-2009, 09:36 PM #5
My co-worker dropped hers in the toilet thought it was dead and took it back to AT&T. They told her it was fine and all she needed to do was charge it. She said something about it not being able to connect, but I haven't had time to ask her what she means by that.
- 08-14-2009, 11:49 AM #6
- 08-14-2009, 12:47 PM #7
- 08-14-2009, 01:07 PM #8
- 08-14-2009, 01:13 PM #9
- 08-15-2009, 09:37 PM #10
Do not turn it back on until it is completly dry! You could short something out. I'd give it the full 48. Hopefully that intital turning on didn't fry something.
On a side note, the poster that used the home owner insurance claim, do you have to call them and add the phone?