1. RepoJoe's Avatar
    So my 1 year old grab my wires phone and dipped it in a toliet. I grab it shook it off blew out the ports and threw it in a bag of rice. What do you all think the survival rate will be?
    10-04-2010 07:24 PM
  2. xxjokerxx's Avatar
    I've heard some amazing stories if revival. And some stories of bitter losses. I'd say leave it in the rice for at least 24 hours.
    Good luck! And pray to the phone gods lol.


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    10-04-2010 08:12 PM
  3. jiggaman2g's Avatar
    YUP @ least 24hrs....But I hear the iphones are great in situations such as that.

    Good Luck
    10-04-2010 08:46 PM
  4. ebedoun's Avatar
    Since warranty is void anyhow, I would personally open it up and disconnect the battery. Is is an iPhone 4?

    Hoping for the best. Don't be tempted to power it up
    10-04-2010 09:06 PM
  5. Ariyala's Avatar
    I agree, have heard great things with rice and iPhones. 24 hours...don't touch it!!
    10-04-2010 09:10 PM
  6. RepoJoe's Avatar
    Here's the thing. How do you know if it is turned off? It was on what the phone went in. The screen went black and can't tell if it is on or off.
    10-04-2010 09:14 PM
  7. RepoJoe's Avatar
    Ierick yes it's a 4. How would I take the back off?
    10-04-2010 09:15 PM
  8. farbod21's Avatar
    I just heard a story about a guy's iT2G turning back on a full year after he accidentally threw it in the wash...
    10-04-2010 09:35 PM
  9. ebedoun's Avatar


    Two screws on the bottom, slide the back up and off. screw at the battery connector and you are good to go.
    10-05-2010 12:27 AM
  10. cjvitek's Avatar
    My wife did this to her iPhone.

    She grabbed it, and it was only under for a few seconds, but that was enough. We had it in rice, then in dryrite for a few days. Initially it got to the point where it wouldn't turn in and the LED light (flash) wouldn't turn off.

    Sent it to Apple, and they got it to turn on, but didn't do anything about the flash. Sent it back again (since they never completed the repair) and they ended up swapping out a new one. One of the water sensors was triggered (one wasn't) but they never charged us for the repair. I can't guarantee the same will happen to you.
    10-05-2010 11:15 AM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    10-05-2010 12:14 PM
  12. Galaxy-s-masher's Avatar
    One time I decided to go to the pool with my iPhone and forgot to take it out of my trunks when I went in for a dip...that was pretty much it for that one lol.
    10-05-2010 01:33 PM
  13. RepoJoe's Avatar
    Alrigt 24 hours of rice and 30 min of blow dryer on cool air and I got it turn back on. Here's the thing the slide to unlock will not work all the time. Should I turn off and give more time in the rice?
    10-05-2010 07:27 PM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yup...from the way it was explained to me, the water gets behind the screen and causes chaos...it must dry fully.
    10-05-2010 07:30 PM
  15. RepoJoe's Avatar
    Alright so far everything seems to be working Xcode the phone through twice the second time the slide to unlock worked everytime. Placed back into bag to further dry for the next 24 hours. Thanks for all the advice and positive wishes. I'll let you know the turn out.
    10-05-2010 07:41 PM
  16. TechBlog805's Avatar
    as soon as it drys it should be fine. same thing happened to my girlfriends sister's phone
    10-05-2010 10:19 PM
  17. metalmike's Avatar
    my friend works at an Apple store and he says that they can do replacement on select case to case basis on iPhones with water damage he says apple cares less about the water damaged phone over the pyshical damage phone take it in whats the worse that can happen they say NO

    But good luck i am dreading this ever happening to my phone
    10-05-2010 10:41 PM
  18. MrFadedGlory#IM's Avatar
    My wife did this to her iPhone.

    the LED light (flash) wouldn't turn off.
    LED flash????? iPhones dont have that do they????
    10-06-2010 03:09 PM
  19. Robert Waldroup's Avatar
    The biggest danger is short circuiting, and there's only risk of that if the thing is turned on. Perhaps it turned off via a safety mechanism when it went into the John. Since warranty is gone, remove the screws and GENTLY dry it off over course of a couple more days.
    10-06-2010 04:56 PM
  20. RepoJoe's Avatar
    It's on and the gs seemed normal. Let the battery drain. When I plugged the phone back in it doesn't seem to be charging and is just getting really hot. Any ideas?
    10-06-2010 06:17 PM
  21. RepoJoe's Avatar
    Sorry being anxious. Phone is no longer hot and is charging just fine. I am going to reset the phone was charged to 100 percent. Seems just fine thus far.
    10-06-2010 06:28 PM
  22. MacDaddy247's Avatar
    Damn I'm sorry to hear that. Toilets aren't in the warranty right?
    10-06-2010 07:01 PM
  23. RepoJoe's Avatar
    Anyone know if there is anything long term I should watch out for?
    10-06-2010 07:13 PM
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