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Anastasia

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Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 17, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
Aris tossed my iPhone into the bathtub along with a few other of his favorite "toys" and I found a it a bit later. So the big question is... How to save it, if it's possible, etc.

No I am not mad at the kid. It's my fault for not keeping track of him, the phone, both, etc. No, Bill will not buy me a new one. He almost died from touching an Apple product once. He deeply hates them, no one should make him suffer more... ;P
AFS
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
google wet iphone

lot of hits

putting in a pile of rice to draw moisture

lots of ideas out there
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
They say dry out phones completely before trying to turn them on since you may fry the circuits otherwise "testing" it. Put it in a sealed container with rice to absorb the moisture first. I don't know, you can google as easily as I can.
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Apr 17, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
I once dropped a pager into a rain gutter (when I was climbing into the second story window on a rainy day when I locked myself out). It was submerged for a good 10 seconds before I could get to it.

I took it apart, baked the pieced in the oven at 150 degrees F, reassembled after cooling, and it worked.

These days, probably more sensitive components and apple products tend to me challenging to disassemble without damaging them.

Fast response is critical to prevent water-based corrosion... good luck!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
Take it to an Apple store and tell them it quit working?
You wouldn't be lying, right? ;-)
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
You're asking the climbing community (majority of which were born before Apple/Mac) about how to fix a smart phone?




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Anastasia

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
There are moisture strip in the phone that shows if it's been in contact with water. They will know right away. I am just hoping... :) Yeah, I'm a lucky girl, let me see if chance doesn't mind giving a hand. Then again, between the phone and saving my son one day... If it's between those two, I hope chance will be there for my son. The phone isn't that important.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
Rice... That's all i know.
Anastasia

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
michaeld

There are some very tech savvy folks here. A few geniuses too. Plus sometimes the best ideas come from the strangest places. I'll take advice from anyone. Besides that... In then end it's up to me what I actually use.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
Hair dryer?
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
You should bake it. That'll take the moisture out.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Apr 17, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Get it warm and dry it out.. I'd be hesitant to get it over 150 deg but if you have that low a setting in your oven (with an accurate thermometer) toss it in a bowl of rice and go for it.

The sooner it dries the better your chances are. But let it really dry out. Give it more time than you think.. even a full day or more.

Never had an iPhone (am allergic to apple products too) Can you even take the back off and battery out?
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Microwave it. Serious.
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
Microwave it. Serious.

*gulp*
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
uhm.. definately do not microwave it..

just in case anyone would seriously consider that.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:26pm PT
Can't help you this time around, but get a Lifeproof case for the next one. They're really quite amazing little cases.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
You should bake it.

I've tried to find a good way to make this work, but the iFlan keeps deflating.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
Take it to the Apple store and tell the young man at the counter that you had it in your chest pocket and that you sweat "a lot" when you get excited.

Then bat your eyelashes, fan your neck with an open hand, and say, "Oh my, I seem to be getting all sweaty just now..." I hear this works for speeding tickets as well.
Morgan

Trad climber
East Coast
Apr 17, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
Jebus has it right!

My phone got whacked by a sudden storm 7 pitches up. I wasn't planning to take it at all, but my two partners weren't getting a good signal with AT& T. The "waterproof" pack pocket didn't suffice and the little red tab popped out signaling that the phone was cooked. Like an idiot, I tried to start it up numerous times before burying it in rice to try and dry it out. The convenience store where I bought the rice had sold many boxes for the same purpose.

I since bought a Lifeproof case to add a layer of protection. Apparently you really have to be on the lookout for counterfeit Lifeproof cases.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Haven't heard about counterfeits, but if you test it out properly you should have all the confidence in the world to dunk it in a pitcher of beer, take it into the shower, hot springs, swimming, whatever.

My phone has been through all of the above. No problem.
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