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Water damage my daughter put my phone in the dogs water. i used the blow dryer on it and now it can turn on but only for a split second. will it work again? my insurance doesnt cover stupidity.

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How to fix it after it has been dropped and dry can i take something apart to make it work

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Re: water damage

Wouldn't suggest putting it under any sort of heating device (hairdryer, oven, etc). Just isn't a good idea to heat up electrical items...

Placing it in a closed container (ie a jar) filled with uncooked rice should draw out all the moisture. Remove the battery and any covers on the phone and place it in the uncooked rice. BE SURE TO LEAVE IT THERE 72 HOURS....and do not place the battery inside the phone. You may need to replace the battery if it was damaged from the water.

Hopefully the rice will have dried it out before any damage was done by mixing the water and electricity with the phones circuits.

Good luck

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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Use a blow dryer on low setting. I will say it is unlikely the phone will function if it was under water for more than a split second. Water and micro electronics do not mix.

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Remove the battery and let the unit sit for a day or two. It takes a lot longer to dry out than it seems. If it doesn't work after that amount of time, the water probably did permanent damage. The cell company's regular warranty covers defects, but their premium insurance should cover even water damage. If they don't cover it at all, the repair cost probably isn't worth it if you can get a deal on a new phone. Definitely worth a shot to call or stop in your cell company's physical store and chat them up.

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Easy Steps to Follow for iPhone or iPhone 3GS Water Damage Below are 12 easy steps to follow if you're iPhone has experienced water damage. Read on below for more details on each step.

  1. Do not turn it on - that means, do not touch any buttons.
  2. Do not turn it on - that means again, do not touch any buttons!
  3. Do not turn it on - again, this will cause the phone to short circuit if there is ANY amount of water in it
  4. Take it out of the case and remove the sim card.
  5. Shake out any extra water.
  6. Use a blow dryer on low heat for about 15 minutes to try and blow air through it and get rid of some of the water. Make sure it is on low heat.
  7. Shake it out again.
  8. Put it in a bag of rice, make sure it is completely covered
  9. Leave it in the rice bag for 2 -3 days if your phone was in water for less then a few minutes and 6-7 days if your phone was in water for more than that.

    Each day, take it out of the rice and use the blow dryer on low heat again for an additional 15 minutes. Then, put it back in the bag of rice.
  10. After 2-3 days you can check to see if it is still wet by shaking it a little to see if any water comes out. Sometimes, water may not come out so if you want to be sure, leave it there for 4-5 days.
  11. After you've left it in the rice bag for enough time, then try and turn it on to see if it works.
Remember: This is not foolproof, but it has worked for many people. The whole point of putting it in rice is to help it dry and remove the moisture.

What to do if you just damaged your Apple iPhone or iPhone 3GS First, do not turn the phone back on. By instinct, I wanted to turn it on to see if it was working. However, if you do this, the phone will short circuit because you are putting electricity through it while there is still water in it. Water in an electronic device may not break the item. However, too many times, people turn on the item right after to check if it is still working. The act of turning it on causes you to put electricity through it. Before, when it was off, no electricity was running through it. By putting electricity through something that has water in it, you will cause the item to short circuit.
I repeat this a couple of times just so everyone understands. If you can dry out the item and remove the water, it just might work. The water will eventually cause the electronics inside to rust, but it may not cause the item not to work.
So, after not turning on the item, what do you do? You try to dry it out. You let it sit. Some people recommend putting the iPhone in rice. Take a large amount of rice, put it in a gallon ziploc bag, and then stick your iPhone in the middle of it. You don't have to wrap it or anything, the rice won't damage it. See the video below for an example of how you do this. Basically, the rice will help to **** the moisture out. If you try this method, change the rice each day. Another method is to apply some form of heat against the phone - whether it is your blow dryer or a small room heater. You want to run low heat air through it for 30 min. to an hour every couple of hours. This will help dry out the moisture. Your entire goal is to help remove the moisture. Until you know the moisture is completely gone, do not turn it on. Depending on the amount of water, some people have recommended waiting anywhere from 2 to 7 days.
Finally, after doing all of that, slowly turn on your phone. Surprisingly, for many people, these methods of waiting and drying out the phone completely worked. Many people online had accidentally dropped their phone in the pool, tub, sink or some other source of water. For us, none of this work since the phone had been washed and sat in water for more than 30 minutes. However, if you drop your iphone into water for only a few seconds or a minute, then, a lot of times, drying it out will cause it to work again.
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But, the good news for us all is that Apple has now changed its policy. If you have a water damaged iPhone (pink sensors!), Apple will now allow you to replace it for a refurbished phone for a lower cost. It's $199 for a refurbished phone and the warranty is only 90 days, but this is a huge difference between the full price of $599 or $699 contract free phone that we had to pay to replace the water damaged phone. Also, don't forget, if you've bought your phone from Best Buy or used a credit card that offers protection, you may be able to get some of your money back or get the phone replaced for free. Don't miss out on these options since you will have to pay to replace the water damaged phone.
Repair OptionIf your sensors are pink and your iPhone is not working even after you've tried to dry it using the steps above, then you may want to consider sending it to a repair shop. Millieamp is a service that can potentially repair your damaged iPhone. For a small fee, they will first start out by evaluating the damage. Then, they will let you know how much they think it will be to repair. At that point it is up to you to decide if you want them to repair the phone or if you want to buy a new one. It is worth having them take a look in case they are able to repair the phone and you don't have to buy a completely new one, especially if you just bought the phone. Check out their iPhone and iPod repair services. They just might help you save a bundle.


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Turn off the Phone...take out the battery and finde a good sized bag of Rice. Rice Absorbs Moisture!!!!! Im serious try it or look for moisture absorbing packets and put it in a small box for a gew days with the phone in it. Try this and it should help..otherwise if you know how to take apart the phone, do this carefully and use a hair dryer to dry out all the water. Once the sensistive components get wet your prett much done for...time for a new phone....but in some cases you get lucky and you get away with little or no damage at all...Good Luck to you!

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After water damage, apps aren't working that I added to my iphone. Safari, text, camera, phone calls, etc all work. Any suggestions? It was only in water 1 second. Dried it off, used warm blow dryer and...

If its only user installed applications, just delete one free one (such as facebook, pandora, etc...) and redownload it. That updates the rest of the apps on the iphone and should put them all back in working condition. (If that fixes only the free application that deleted and redownloaded, do the same for the rest of the applications).
Otherwise if all else fails, restore the iphone through itunes and resync the app's to it.
Im amazed that you got the phone working again though. I spilled a can of pop on mine for like 2 seconds, and it was toast so congrats :p.

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Place the phone in a sealed container full of uncooked rice, and leave it there for at LEAST 3 days...thats 72 hours of not powering it tempting as it is to "check"

You have to give the rice time to draw out any moisture.

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