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Azeron

Nov 23, 2010, 8:09 PM
My cousin dropped his iphone in water. Isn't there a spray that one can spray on it.
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mragentman

Nov 23, 2010, 8:30 PM
have him to take the battery out and put the entire phone in a bag of DRY white rice. It should help dry it out quickly. As long as it is not something like soda or something else it should be ok.
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celnut

Nov 23, 2010, 9:58 PM
Sometimes using a hair dryer also helps. Give it at least 24 hours to dry out before turning it on to test it.
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Azeron

Nov 24, 2010, 7:21 PM
He gave up on it. He's going to upgrade to the 4.
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slolearner

Nov 30, 2010, 3:25 PM
I've seen melted solder and circuit boards from people thinking they can apply higher temperatures for faster drying.
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epik

Nov 30, 2010, 9:27 PM
I love it when people put their phone in the oven.
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CellStudent

Dec 1, 2010, 11:58 AM
epik said:
I love it when people put their phone in the oven.

My mother-in-law actually did that one. She's not a total idiot and at least put the oven on minimum heat, but still- foolish.
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epik

Dec 1, 2010, 1:25 PM
One time, we had a customer come into the store with her phone. She said she had gotten it wet, and put it in the oven to dry it, but now she couldn't get the batter in. When she pulled the battery out of her pocket, it had expanded to about the same overall thickness of the phone, if not more.

I was busy with my own customer, but when I saw that battery I immediately ran for a cardboard box. She was holding it like it was nothing to worry about, even with the liquid dripping out. I took her to the back to rinse and wash her hands, just in case.

I asked her why she'd put it in the oven. She said she'd done it about six times before without any problem, and it always worked. The battery always got a little thicker with each instan...
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slolearner

Dec 1, 2010, 2:18 PM
Swollen batteries ALWAYS scare me. All I can imagine is the thing popping in my hand. Does that actually happen though?
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CellStudent

Dec 1, 2010, 4:17 PM
slolearner said:
Swollen batteries ALWAYS scare me. All I can imagine is the thing popping in my hand. Does that actually happen though?

Anything CAN happen. just very unlikely. Apple had a batch of iPods a few years back where the batteries exploded. The Japanese government forced them into a recall and replace scenario if I remember right.
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RobbieJnn

Dec 4, 2010, 1:00 PM
even though your cousin gave up on it, i should add that there is no taking the battery out of that phone anyway.
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CellStudent

Nov 25, 2010, 4:12 PM
Azeron said:
My cousin dropped his iphone in water.
mragentman said:
have him to take the battery out

Not too well read up on the iPhone, are you?

That's the second best laugh I've had all day, but there's still those cousins I have to meet for dinner. I'm sure they'll upstage you.
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He who Lurks

Dec 3, 2010, 5:44 PM
I had the site director take a call for iphone, she recommended the customer take the battery out. I am part of legend!
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epik

Dec 4, 2010, 12:09 AM
All your battery are belong to us.
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Menno

Dec 4, 2010, 12:38 AM
What you say?
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Fredd

Nov 24, 2010, 10:27 AM
Some of these remedies may work if it was just a quick dip, not really immersed. However, water and electronics are not compatible - device could be fried and nothing will help then.
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Hombre07

Nov 24, 2010, 12:06 PM
If you've tried to turn it in, consider it done. Running power from the battery through the board with any water will fry it. If you haven't, the board is wet but not necessarily fried. Also recommend the dry white rice in a ziplock.
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