iPhone+ water does not mix

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Boozy

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#1
Hi folks... just wondering if anyone can help me rescue my mobile...

Drove to supermarket earlier ... was texting, threw my iPhone 3gs into the little compartment under my car stereo whilst I ran into the supermarket to grab some booze and a newly released wii game. When I came back I picked up my phone, it was soaked, realised it was wet..."FFS!" I thought... then it wouldn't switch off or do anything at all... I have come home and stuck it on the charge... just comes up with a white blank screen, nothing else. Am going to let it dry overnight and pray it works in the morning as I can't afford another new one.

Has anyone else made this cock up and managed to fix one or am I better to just bin the thing and get another phone?

Cheers in advance...A slightly banjaxed Boozy :) :spiderman:
 
#4
Best advice with electronics that get wet is to leave then turned off for several days. Water breaks the circuitry by shorting it, so leaving it off gives the device a chance to dry out.

That said, if you've submerged it in water while turned on, you've more than likely fucked it.

Why would you own an iPhone with no insurance?
 
#5
My advice to you is to try putting the roof up on your car. Leccy gizzits don't really work well when exposed to rain.
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#6
#7
Had a similar problem with the BB yesterday: apparently they are not waterproof. Bl**dy tropical rainstorms. Store it for a day or two in some uncooked rice.
 
#8
Had a similar problem with the BB yesterday: apparently they are not waterproof. Bl**dy tropical rainstorms. Store it for a day or two in some uncooked rice.
I feel your pain. My iphone was always getting wet due to the weather in Laos so I invested in a water proof case. Just do a google search for iphone water proof case, there are many types. Here's an example:Home page :: LifeProof Cases
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#9
I wouldnt bother so much if it wasnt so ridiculously easy to wind you fanbois up into a spittle flecked lather.
 
#10
I wouldnt bother so much if it wasnt so ridiculously easy to wind you fanbois up into a spittle flecked lather.
It's well known that the march of technology REQUIRES people to have with them a device on which they can incessantly write to each other, read books, check their bank balance and spend hours and hours playing 'Enraged Fiery Mongoloids III'. The idea of a telephone that makes and receives calls without having the ability to download movies or remind you go go poo-poo once a day, is frankly absurd in this day and age. You luddite.
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
It's well known that the march of technology REQUIRES people to have with them a device on which they can incessantly write to each other, read books, check their bank balance and spend hours and hours playing 'Enraged Fiery Mongoloids III'. The idea of a telephone that makes and receives calls without having the ability to download movies or remind you go go poo-poo once a day, is frankly absurd in this day and age. You luddite.
I dont think it's working very well in that respect - all the fanbois I keep encountering all seem to be full of shit.
 
#12
I feel your pain. My iphone was always getting wet due to the weather in Laos so I invested in a water proof case. Just do a google search for iphone water proof case, there are many types. Here's an example:Home page :: LifeProof Cases
These are very good.
Similarly, do give it a few days of drying out before powering up.
If you have a dehumidifier this will help - if it is not already DOA.
 
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Boozy

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#13
Best advice with electronics that get wet is to leave then turned off for several days. Water breaks the circuitry by shorting it, so leaving it off gives the device a chance to dry out.

That said, if you've submerged it in water while turned on, you've more than likely fucked it.

Why would you own an iPhone with no insurance?
it seemed to have been just where I'd spilled the dregs of a can of coke or something (that I don't remember spilling! perhaps there is water getting into my car) that I dropped it in. It was dark so I couldn't see that it was wet before I had done it :(

I'm not sure if I have insurance I'll have to look at my contract later. I know I used to have insurance after the circus I went through after losing a previous phone on a night out in aberdeen but I'm not sure if I cancelled it or not in a bid to save a little money.
 
#15
I went to a regimental do in east London last year. I stopped at the West Ham hotel and just before I went to bed, I had a pee and was checking e-mails on my blackberry at the same time. Murphy's law took over and I dropped it down the loo. The phone wouldn't work and a week later, I brought a cheap phone off ebay. The day the cheap phone arrived, I gave the blackberry one last go and it powered up. I put the cheap phone back on ebay and got my dough back. The blackberry had took over a week to dry out. You might be lucky?
 
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Boozy

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#16
just checked my online phone account. Seems I binned my insurance at some stage. Ah well. Back to using a brick for now.
 
#18
Dropped mine in the sink. Took off cover, removed battery and stuck it in the airing cupboard for a couple of days. Worked fine afterwards.
 
#19
My wife accidentally left her 3GS in her coat pocket when she put her coat through the wash, once we retrieved it from the newly washed coat we just left the phone in a bowl of rice for a week and it worked fine after it had dried out.
 
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Zarathustra

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#20
I once lagged all over a phone whilst passed out, it worked fine after a few days, stank of piss though.
 

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