So I dropped my cell phone in the toilet

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    If you've tried the rice trick, how long did you leave your phone in there before attempting to turn it on? I dropped it Saturday night around 8:00.

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    It's going to need some more time. While I've never dropped my phone in the toilet (no really, how does that happen?!), I did have my kayak capsize once... with my phone in my pocket. D'oh.

    I left it in for a few days (taken apart of course: phone, battery, cover) and even then I still had to replace it because the damage was too extensive.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    What is the rice trick?
     
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    If your phone gets wet, you can put it in a bag of rice and the rice will suck out the moisture. Sometimes it fixes the phone and sometimes it doesn't.
     
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    I dropped my phone on my front porch and it started to rain. I think I left it in the rice for a few hours. It worked fine after that.
     
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    That or take a hairdryer to it.

    I've dropped mine in the toilet and the bath... several times!
     
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    Careful not to do it too quickly...

    I part washed mine last week and tried to turn it on after 24 hours in rice (everything seemed dry), and the battery shorted on me.

    Phone works good, just needs a new battery
     
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    I might wait another day to try to turn it on. You don't want it to still accidentally be a little wet when you turn it on again.
     
  10. bros

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    If it is a dumbphone, leave it in for 24 hours

    If it is a smart phone, leave it in for 36-48 hours (They are bigger, more area to suck moisture from)
     
  11. amakaye

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    My mom dropped hers when she was visiting me at school last year--and took it over to the nearby McDonald's to use the hand dryer in the bathroom! She put it in the rice overnight when we got home. (It ended up being fine...)
     
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    I dropped mine in the toilet once. I was leaning over to hit the handle and it was in my pocket *sigh*

    I waited 3 days and it was just a flip phone. It did work afterwards though!
     
  13. MsMaggs

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    My husband dropped his iPhone in the dog's water bowl a week or so ago. It sat in the water bowl, completely submerged, for at least 45 minutes before he noticed. We were camping and didn't have any rice, so he just wrapped it in a paper towel and hoped for the best. It turned itself back on within an hour. He turned it off and just let it sit for the rest of the day. It was working like a champ the next morning, no problems whatsoever... I should also mention that this iPhone has a completely cracked back glass piece which allows you to see some pieces inside.... it's nuts. We can't believe it still works! This has made him a devoted iPhone owner. :lol: We joke that his phone is the waterproof version and that we wish we had known a few months ago when we were in Hawaii so we could have taken underwater pics! :lol:

    Hope your phone fares as well as his!
     

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