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Thread: Moisture Indicator!? Please help

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    Default Moisture Indicator!? Please help
    Hi all,

    My 3 year old dropped my 2 day old 16GB 3G into the toilet bowl :-)
    The phone is dead of course.

    I waited 4 days and went back to the apple store to exchange it. The dude in the genius bar looked into the earphone hole with a similar device ear doctors use( small funnel like object with a magnifying glass on the other and) and let me know that the phone is dead because moisture got into it.
    He came to that conclusion due to a small metal strip inside the whole which became bright red due to water.

    Do you guys know anything about this? Is there a way to make it look "new" again?
    Last edited by rolandgabor; 2008-08-11 at 01:52 AM.

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    Yep, it's there. Here's what it looks like on a Razr:

    I don't know anything about faking it though. =/

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    rolandgabor (2008-08-11)

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    Take a Q-Tip and put rubbing alcohol on it. Then stick it down the jack and rub it on the sticker. Alcohol will absorb the water turning it white again.
    Everytime you dont press THANKS god kills an iPhone(so please save zee the iPhones)

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    rolandgabor (2008-08-11)

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    i could have swore i saw somewhere on here in mmi that something about pealing off a layer or something makes it look good again? but that was for the first gen iphones, try using the search at the top and see if anything pops up

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    rolandgabor (2008-08-11)

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    Thanks for the advice.
    I will try the rubbing alcohol if it helps.
    Cant do anymore harm

  9. #6
    kill 2 proverbial birds with 1 stone:

    sell the kid and buy a few new iphones

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