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Shit - I have dropped my iphone down the toilet. Is it salvageable?!

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DannyOD Mon 19-Jun-17 09:35:57

I have taken the Sim out, gently shaken it to get any excess water I can out of the ports and it is now in a bowl with a couple of silca gel sachets I swiped from the dog treats and some easy cook rice!!! Is there any chance of it coming back from the brink or is it gone for good?

Prokupatuscrakedatus Tue 20-Jun-17 20:23:48

Good luck, there is hope.

I once drowned a phone in apple juice - worked fine after I dried and de-stickied it.
But that was in the early days of cell phones, they were much more robust then, and it was a Nokia.

Whitelisbon Tue 20-Jun-17 20:30:20

I dropped my brand new (less than a week old) iPhone in the bath, while on a phone call.
It still worked for 15 minutes or so, then started phoning people randomly, and wouldn't switch off - I was popular then, I can tell you!
Sat for a few days in a bowl of rice, and, apart from the home button never working again, lasted another 2 years.
There's hope yet.

Autumnchill Tue 20-Jun-17 20:35:28

Rice definitely works, dried my HTC out, just cover up the charging bit as I got rice stuck up there!

masterblaster2000 Tue 20-Jun-17 20:39:31

Apparently there's an indicator on iPhones showing if they've got water damage. Inside where the sim goes turns red I think?
But I've successfully dried mine out twice. First time fine, but the second time a few keys stopped working on the touch screen so had to claim on the insurance.

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