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Hi, I dropped my iphone in water last night and it was completely submerged for a good 2-3 seconds. I tried to turn it on and nothing happens. I read
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    I dropped my iphone in water last night and it was completely submerged for a good 2-3 seconds. I tried to turn it on and nothing happens. I read in another post about this to not try to turn it on so I haven't tried again but it's not on or anything. I also read to keep it someplace warm, to dry it with a hairdryer, to let it sit for days before touching it again...I'm wondering what the best option is right now. I looked into the headphone jack and the sticker is half white-half red so I'm not sure if that means maybe i can take it to apple and they'll help me? Please let me know...I, of course, am freaking out about ruining my phone and throwing away $600. Thanks
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    get a pound of rice, spread some on the bottom of a good sized container, put the iPhone on top of the rice, cover it with more rice, put a cover on it, like a tupperware bowl thing.
    let it sit for a few days.
    the rice will absorb the moisture.

    yes, this has worked with cell phones and iPods.

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    HAHA clemclone...i thought that was a joke...but it makes sense...speaking of absorbing moisture, doesn't the silica gel from some food and shoe products have it...mostly the asian foods have it...I think that absorbs moisture as well...

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    ok thanks for the help...i put my phone in so we'll see...how long should i keep it in there? Any other things I can do to get my phone back? I took it to apple but they said there was water damage obviously so they said I would have to replace it for 250 bucks. I decided to try less expensive routes of fixing my phone...Thanks for the reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoehrsy11 View Post
    how long should i keep it in there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clem-Clone View Post
    get a pound of rice, spread some on the bottom of a good sized container, put the iPhone on top of the rice, cover it with more rice, put a cover on it, like a tupperware bowl thing.
    let it sit for a few days.

    Reading comprehension skills...

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