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Water Damaged iPhone
« on: January 24, 2015, 06:40:18 PM »
So my wife ran her iPhone through half a cycle in the washing machine. The thing is definitely fried. I've seen water damaged phones go for parts on ebay and if possible I'd like to get some money for it. How do I make sure any stored personal data will not be recovered? Is it possible to do without being able to turn on the phone?
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2015, 08:12:03 PM »
Locate the data storage device in the phone and remove it.  Proceed to smash it into itty, bitty pieces.

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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2015, 08:38:20 PM »
have you tried throwing it in the dryer?
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2015, 08:41:45 PM »
I know a person who had her phone with her in the swimming pool and somehow didn't realize for awhile.   She stuck it in a bag of rice overnight and it worked just fine.   It wasn't a fragile iPhone.
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2015, 08:47:26 PM »
I know a person who had her phone with her in the swimming pool and somehow didn't realize for awhile.   She stuck it in a bag of rice overnight and it worked just fine.   It wasn't a fragile iPhone.

I have heard several people say this worked for them as well.
 

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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2015, 09:26:02 PM »
Before you go cannibalizing it, or destroying it, do try to dry it out with either the rice or another method.

http://osxdaily.com/2013/04/11/dropped-iphone-into-water-save-damage/

http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/iphone/how-fix-rescue-water-damaged-apple-iphone-3448140/

 

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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2015, 09:44:56 PM »
We tried drying it out with rice for 24 hours; no dice. I'm fairly certain it doesn't want to be resurrected.
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2015, 09:46:00 PM »
have you tried throwing it in the dryer?
LOL. Well played. And yes, I wanted to.
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2015, 10:49:36 PM »
We tried drying it out with rice for 24 hours; no dice. I'm fairly certain it doesn't want to be resurrected.

Send it to Benny Hinn.

At the very worst he'll crack the screen when he slams his hand into it and yells, "be HEALED!"

Or send it to Joel Osteen with a note, "Dear Pastor Osteen, I was in the middle of completing a paypal transaction to donate to your ministry when my phone fell into the toilet. The phone is enclosed. If you could send me a new one so that I might have the opportunity to continue my donation, I'd be appreciative."

Or send it to Fr. Yozefu Ssemakula from that unCatholic "Healing of Families" book... tell him you once had a nokia and it broke, so obviously the brokenness has been passed on to your iPhone. If only he could assist you in healing your electronic family, you would be most appreciative.

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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2015, 10:21:56 AM »
LOL.  Thanks for the laugh, Jon. 
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2015, 10:32:58 AM »
Google ain't helping much so I'm still looking for suggestions.   
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2015, 06:46:32 PM »
have you tried throwing it in the dryer?
LOL. Well played. And yes, I wanted to.

That was a screen-got-spit-on LOL! Glad I didn't have a mouth full o'coffee. 
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2015, 07:23:56 PM »
I know a person who had her phone with her in the swimming pool and somehow didn't realize for awhile.   She stuck it in a bag of rice overnight and it worked just fine.   It wasn't a fragile iPhone.

Does the rice work? I allays thought it was just from that joke, you know; if your phone gets wet put it in a bag of rice overnight.the rice will attract Asians who will fix your electronics for you.

Archer, I've had a lot of phones end up in bath tubs, washing machines, the ocean and so on and a lot of them still worked again after drying them out for like a week or longer. Sometimes it just needs longer to dry. If it still doesn't work after that it probably never will though.

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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2015, 07:36:06 PM »
You might also try sticking it in the freezer.  I've read that works in a lot of cases as the water sublimates away.
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2015, 10:18:58 PM »
You might also try sticking it in the freezer.  I've read that works in a lot of cases as the water sublimates away.

I wonder if sticking it in the oven works to help evaporate away the water.
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