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    Dropped My Phone in Toilet Last Night

    It was working immediately after I pulled it out. I washed it off and powered it down. Now this morning it will only vibrate once when i try to turn it on and then no other signs of life. I tried blowing it out with compressed air as well as vacuuming inside to try and get any water that might remain out but still no luck. Do i have any chance of recovering this thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
    It was working immediately after I pulled it out. I washed it off and powered it down. Now this morning it will only vibrate once when i try to turn it on and then no other signs of life. I tried blowing it out with compressed air as well as vacuuming inside to try and get any water that might remain out but still no luck. Do i have any chance of recovering this thing?
    You should have taken it apart, and aired it out immediately after you dropped it into the toilet (its actually common, really). Water, and the stuff in the toilet had probably not touched any electronical equptment at the begining, but seeped through the phone overnight
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    Re: Dropped My Phone in Toilet Last Night

    It was on the new Sherlock Holmes TV show last week. (USA)
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    A fellow with Rice Allergies had a large bag of rice on the shelf.

    Rice will help absorb the moisture as a desiccant.
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    Re: Dropped My Phone in Toilet Last Night

    Strip, dunk in isopropyl alcohol and leave to dry for a day or so.

    First thing you should always do is remove the battery and not try to power it up.

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    Re: Dropped My Phone in Toilet Last Night

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Strip, dunk in isopropyl alcohol and leave to dry for a day or so.

    First thing you should always do is remove the battery and not try to power it up.
    Or power down, just rip out the battery!
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    Re: Dropped My Phone in Toilet Last Night

    Jumped in a lake once to save two drowning little girls. Was far from thinking about the phone in my pocket. After all the swimming to get them away from the steep drop off they had slid down, my son reminded me I still had my phone in my pocket.

    Turned it off immediately and we went home. Popped the back off, took out the battery and put it in a bag of rice for a couple of days.

    The only damage was a very small black triangle in one corner of the screen. I kept using it until my next upgrade opportunity with my cell carrier.

    Great stuff, rice.

    The girls' parents, who were supervising their children from their car in the parking lot, probably wished they could have stuck their heads in bags of rice while I was yelling at them...
    Last edited by QIII; October 3rd, 2012 at 04:40 PM.

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    Re: Dropped My Phone in Toilet Last Night

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Jumped in a lake once to save two drowning little girls. Was far from thinking about the phone in my pocket. After all the swimming to get them away from the steep drop off they had slid down, my son reminded me I still had my phone in my pocket.

    Turned it off immediately and we went home. Popped the back off, took out the battery and put it in a bag of rice for a couple of days.

    The only damage was a very small black triangle in one corner of the screen. I kept using it until my next upgrade opportunity with my cell carrier.

    Great stuff, rice.

    The girls' parents, who were supervising their children from their car in the parking lot, probably wished they could have stuck their heads in bags of rice while I was yelling at them...
    well i just put it in a bag of rice. here's hoping
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    Re: Dropped My Phone in Toilet Last Night

    You might want to go with the isopropyl alcohol suggestion first.

    E. Coli and E. faecalis, you know...

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    Re: Dropped My Phone in Toilet Last Night

    My wife did this and ended up with a HTC Droid...and now is in love with it. And I'm actually jealous of her phone camera quality in comparison to my iPhone.

    Sometimes dropping a phone in the toilet isn't all that bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
    It was working immediately after I pulled it out. I washed it off and powered it down. Now this morning it will only vibrate once when i try to turn it on and then no other signs of life. I tried blowing it out with compressed air as well as vacuuming inside to try and get any water that might remain out but still no luck. Do i have any chance of recovering this thing?

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