3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 5:35 AM by wjosten
malmal013 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello, I dropped my phone in the toilet and put it in ire for 5 days. The lock button and the whole screen isn't working. When I plugged it in it vibrated and the voice control came on. I am not sure what's happening!! I am really trying to avoid buying a new one or paying a fee. Although this will probably wont be possible. Please help!


iPhone 4, iOS 6
  • 1. Re: Dropped IPhone in the toilet!?
    davidsignal Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    You either have to:

     

    1.  Pay a fee to get it fixed or purchase a new phone.

     

    2.  Attempt to dry out any water that is left in there that could be causing shorts.

     

     

    Many forum users here would advice you choose the first choice, but I think you should leave it powered off, use a blow drier, maybe try leaving it in a bag of rice for a day or two.  Possibly you could seal a few pouches of dessicant (that stuff that comes in a bag of beef jerky) in the bag with the rice and your phone.

  • 2. Re: Dropped IPhone in the toilet!?
    JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (23,635 points)

    When water gets into certain parts of the iPhone it is extremely difficult to get out and will continue to cause problems. In addition, water promotes corrosion which can do irreversible damage to the components in the iPhone. You can hope for the best but, most likely, the iPhone is a write-off.

  • 3. Re: Dropped IPhone in the toilet!?
    wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,285 points)

    Turn your phone off & try don't try switching it on...doing so "may" short things out. You can "try" putting the phone in a ziploc bag of dried rice...Silica Gel Pacs work best... for 3 ~ 5 days, then hope things work. Apple does have an out of warranty replacement program, & the cost for an iPhone 4 is US $149.

     

    Use the rice now, then get the Silica Pacs.

     

    The chances of the rice/Silica Gel pacs working is not great.