Saving water soaked iPhone

Mark

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#1
Friday my oldest son accidentally dropped his iPhone, in a container of water, his wife was telling me how the phone was ruined. [pc]

I told them how I had heard about putting a wet cell phone in a bowl of rice, after removing battery and wiping excess water from phone.

I was not confident this was going to work, especially as the battery is not user replaceable on iPhones, but at this point there was nothing to lose but a $2 bag of rice or a $400 iPhone.

He placed the iPhone which had been dead for 4 hours in a bowl of rice, and 8 hours later the iPhone was working like new. :eek:

Hmmmh must be magic rice!
 

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Doug Rucker

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#3
I have heard of that too...I also no for a fact that submerging the phone in a glass of rubbing alcohol works too. Drop the phone in the glass for a couple seconds, pull it out, let air dry and good as new.
 

New Look

Registerd User
#5
I just got the Blackberry Torch and could not imagine dropping it water....I'd go nuts. Good thing my wife bought the insurance!!!
 
#11
Thanks for this idea. Fayth dropped her Droid Incredible in the bottom of a cooler. It was fully submerged and we don't know for how long. Two days in the rice and it's working fine.

Amazing.
 

Mark

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#12
When I read about the rice trick, I was very skeptical, but when my son told me about the water
damage to his iphone, I thought he had nothing to lose by trying it.

I was concerned as the battery is not user removeable on the iPhone that
the phone would short out........

Here is more info on this subject..
How to Save a Wet Cell Phone - wikiHow
 
#13
i just recently got the i phone 4 and from what i have heard about it you could pretty much run a business with it. Do any of yall use the phone for your business? I use the maps app on it a bunch!! There is also a credit card app you coud get so you could accept cards on the spot with your phone. Kinda leary on that tho.
 

Mark

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#14
CJ,

Love my iPhone 4 the credit card app is great,
there are countless app's available for the iPhone, some
of my favorites are: Skype, mapquest, YP mobile, media
remote, red laser, cc terminal, translate, xfinity, etc.................
 
#15
100% commercial is so different. We process thousands in credit cards each month but I've never once seen any of those cards to run through a reader. I haven't even had a reader since 2002. I wouldn't even know how to process one with the card present.

I don't miss the hardware though. I think I paid around $1500 for my first card reader. (Not very smart back then)
 

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