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I managed to drop my iPhone 3G into a bucket of iced water and it was in there for about 5 seconds and I pulled it out and tried to
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    Default iPhone 3G dropped in water and still works
    I managed to drop my iPhone 3G into a bucket of iced water and it was in there for about 5 seconds and I pulled it out and tried to power off but the power slider would not slide over to the right so I held both power and home buttons to try to get it to shut down manually and it worked.

    I later on found it with a white screen and then managed to shut it down again. I then tried to wipe the wet from the creases and there was a little water in the home button which wiped out quite easily.

    The next morning I plugged into the computer and nothing so I thought it was shot but I tried putting into recovery mode and iTunes came back with a message saying iTunes could not connect to iPhone because an unknown error was returned so I then tried holding down the power and home buttons for a very long time and eventually got the connect to iTunes logo and plugged into the computer and started iTunes and got the iPhone recovery mode message so then I rebooted the iPhone by holding home and power for 7 seconds then releasing power and continuing to hold the home button for 5 seconds then it rebooted without any problems.

    This was really good because I thought that it was completely shot and I could not return it to the store because I didn't get it insured so for anyone who drops their iPhone 3G into water then you know what to do.
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    you're very lucky lol

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    I spoke too soon, I was using the phone absolutely fine this morning after keeping it in a sealed container with rice to draw out the moisture for 2 days and after putting it in my pocket for about an hour I tried to use it again and it was completely dead with not even any response from trying any of what I did 3 days ago after I dropped it in the water.

    Now I have to wait until December before I can upgrade

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    I have bought a 3G ($150.00) that a friend of mine had dropped in water and he let i dry for about 4-5 days and it all works except for the camera and has been running for about 4 months with no problems.
    Last edited by JAG2621; 06-26-2009 at 07:42 AM.
    If anything was usefull a thanks would be great!

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    I was just chatting online to a customer service person from O2 and as I started typing I thought I would try again to hold the power and home buttons to see if it would work after leaving it for a while and to my amazement it works again
    This thing is like a villain in a bad horror movie, it just keeps on coming back to life.

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    If your phone gets wet you should turn the phone off and remove the battery if possible (but it isn't on the iPhone) and put the phone in a warm, dry place for at least 3 days. Under no circumstances should you atempt to turn the phone on.
    Turning your phone on before it is 100% dry will almost certainly blow something so even if it works for a bit 99% of the time it will fail later. Not a good idea.
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    Dropped my iPhone in my dogs water bowl a few months ago. The ear piece speaker went out. Put it in a bag of rice for about 8 hours and it worked. It has been working for about 3 months since then, and I sold it to a guy locally to help pay for my 3GS. The screen was cracked too, lets hope my 3GS doesn't end up like that....
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    Rice is a good way of drawing the water out. I would have given it longer than 8 hours but I guess it worked for you!
    Enjoy your 3GS
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    Just thought I would update this thread.

    My iPhone 3G has been working absolutely fine now for quite a long time and is a great testament to how waterproof the iPhone 3G is.

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    great to know
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    This is an interesting story. Almost as interesting as the guy that dropped his iPhone in a pool while it was recording video lol. I'm glad you're iPhone pulled through for you.
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