iPhone 3G CAN SWIM!!! :) :)

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  1. pante

    pante Well-Known Member

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    today was a day my iphone almost died.
    he felt down straight to the toilet. he was in the water for 2 seconds. and of course he didn't work after i took it out.

    but thanks to my hair dryer... he WORKS! nothing happened!

    whoa, i was lucky ;)

    just wanted to share my story with you. :)
     
  2. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Check inside the headphone jack to see if the litmus paper turned blue. If not, you shouldn't have warranty problems in the future. If so, better hope that TA can help you troubleshoot.
     
  3. pante

    pante Well-Known Member

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    first - what is the litmus paper?
    second - no blue color ;)
     
  4. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    It's a small white piece of paper at the bottom of the headphone jack. Apple uses it to see if there was water damage. That's good though.
     
  5. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    Yup. The litmus tests pH in different materials. It wil turn blue if it's basic, which water is around neutral so it should be blueish.
     
  6. Kamazar

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    #6 Kamazar, Mar 8, 2009
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    The engineers at apple certainly aren't idiots.
     
  7. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    You're lucky, although, for future reference, putting it in rice with a slow fan is much better than blowdrying it. I'm not exactly sure why, but people have had trouble after blwodrying their electronics, but then they're fine if they put them in rice. Worked for my Chocolate 3!
     
  8. Fazzy

    Fazzy Well-Known Member

    Rice is extremely absorbent, and soaks up any water on your device.
     
  9. pablo19

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    I recommend licking it dry. maybe download the licking ice cream app first though. tasty tasty ;)
     
  10. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Umm. If you don't have anything productive to say. Don't say anything. This was potentially serious. But its not, so carry on
     
  11. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    sooooooooo assuming you thought it was funny would be wrong, right?:rolleyes:
     
  12. co0087

    co0087 Active Member

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    was there pi or poo in the toilette :confused: ?
     
  13. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    whOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! I do believe this thread has run its course :D
     
  14. holdit

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    i dropped mine in cereal and it works fine thank god
     
  15. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    milky cereal or just cereal?:eek:
     
  16. CandyNJ66

    CandyNJ66 Well-Known Member

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    I would have never thought to do that. I'm going to remember this for future reference. :)
     
  17. RtodaJ

    RtodaJ Active Member

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    oh my god i have nightmares like that!
     
  18. pante

    pante Well-Known Member

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    no, thank god ;)
    i have to say i was pretty scared, but i did everything to bring my black iphone life.
     
  19. Mew2468

    Mew2468 Well-Known Member

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    #19 Mew2468, Mar 9, 2009
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    I'd be really sad if I dropped my iPod Touch in the toilet :(. I just won't use it there :p.
     
  20. Adams Immersive

    Adams Immersive Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. I didn't know you could see the liquid strip--but I peeked into my 3G's headphone jack with a flashlight and sure enough, I think I see it. Makes me worry about an accidental raindrop hitting at the right angle! I do use the iPhone for a few seconds in light rain sometimes, trying to end a call or whatever.

    Yes, always. Amounts too small to see. Thus, my advice to anyone else in this situation:

    1. Use the rice-and-fan method to absorb the fecally-tainted water.

    2. But DO NOT eat the rice afterwards. It had a very "off" taste that even soy sauce did not conceal.

    3. I cannot overstate this: DO NOT eat the rice. Just let it go. Get some other rice for eating.

    4. It's probably too obvious to mention, but important for safety: do not eat the fan either.
     

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