iPhone in Jacuzzi!

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So the iPhone turned on after 2 days but is sketchy as could be.. i attempted to restore the firmware thinking that may help but this only locked my phone and since my sleep button is not working i cannot unlock it anymore!
any ideas on why my sleep button is no longer working and what i can do to fix it? Yes i have opened the phone up..
 

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since it's "working" again, take it to the Apple store
 

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ah, you shouldn't have opened it. Once you open it, I'm pretty sure that voids ANY kind of warranty... BUT I'd still try. :D
 

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Can anyone tell me how to get my phone working again it briefly fell in the jacuzzi.

It wont turn on or connect to iTunes and was wondering if Apple could replace it if i told em it wasn't water damage?
 

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I've heard people say that putting your iPhone in a bag of dry rice will help absorb any water; just leave it alone for a few days without turning it on. At the bottom of your headphone jack is the water indicator. It is normally white without water damage. Supposedly a bit of bleach on a Q-tip helps with that. Good luck, I hope you're able to get your phone working again!
 

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one of my friends dropped hers in the sink. she took a really fine paint brush and white out and Apple gave her a new one
 

Goodlife08

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Well I dropped it in about 8 hours ago and just put it in a bag of rice.

What does the indicator look like if its water damageD?
 

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the indicator turns red. sometimes its hard to see that its red and you need to hold it at the right angle in the light to see it. i could also look slightly pink. if its not white Apple will be able to tell it got wet.
 

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I've heard people say that putting your iPhone in a bag of dry rice will help absorb any water; just leave it alone for a few days without turning it on. At the bottom of your headphone jack is the water indicator. It is normally white without water damage. Supposedly a bit of bleach on a Q-tip helps with that. Good luck, I hope you're able to get your phone working again!
+1

Thats like identical to what I was gonna say lol
 

Goodlife08

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cause im an idiot and put it in my swim trunks pocket then hopped in to start the jets
 

Goodlife08

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But I've had it in a bag of dry rice with about 2 and its 10:30 and i just tried and nothing happened

Should i leave it in for a few days?
 

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Also, the indicator is half white half pink : /
 

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But I've had it in a bag of dry rice with about 2 and its 10:30 and i just tried and nothing happened

Should i leave it in for a few days?
Buffy nailed the answer. The length of time in the bag of rice, however, depends on the extent of the damage.

Whatever you do, resist the urge to turn it on every day and check. For real, your best chances of reviving it is to leave it in there with the rice for over a week. Maybe two. It's going to be tough. But it has to suck aaaaall that water out from those tiny cracks via osmosis. That s**t takes time.

Turning it on early will only increase the chance for permanent damage. Try it after a week.
 

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But I've had it in a bag of dry rice with about 2 and its 10:30 and i just tried and nothing happened

Should i leave it in for a few days?
Your supposed to leave it in a bag of rice near heat like a furnace or in the sun...im pretty sure thats what ive heard your supposed to do.
 

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My friend jumped into the river with his blackberry in his pocket. He let it dry out in the rice, after 24 hours he was ready to chuck the phone and get a new one. 2 days later he tried it and worked as usual. It just took time to completely dry out, you just need to be patient.
 

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Soo...what does the rice exactly do to dry the phones?
 

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Rice is absorbent. Kind of like those silica packets you get with electronic products. In fact, hey, if you got any of those, chuck them in the bag, too.... much more effective.

But putting it in a warm place is a good idea. Not too hot, obviously, but in the sun, in the bag of rice... that would do it well.
 

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But can it dry out the phone from the inside too?
 

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That's the point of the heat. It will slowly evaporate the water and the rice will absorb it.