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O my God. I did it. I said many times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Buck
Date: June 14, 2015 05:23PM
My iPhone 6+ went swimming. With me, for about 10 minutes in the pool.

It's sitting in rice now, but I have little hope. I was asleep, not off, but I didn't touch any buttons.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/15/2015 01:44AM by Buck.
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Posted by: Paul F.
Date: June 14, 2015 05:25PM
Dude... Ouch... :-(



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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Pam
Date: June 14, 2015 05:27PM
Dang. I am so sorry!
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: June 14, 2015 05:30PM
That is teh suck!




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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 14, 2015 05:38PM
I hope you get a pleasant surprise and she wakes back up, after she dries out.





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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Buck
Date: June 14, 2015 05:39PM
How long should I wait?
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 14, 2015 05:41PM
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Buck
How long should I wait?

I think I would give it 24-48 hours.
Also, make sure no rice is inside any of the ports.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)



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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 14, 2015 05:50PM
Rice most likely won't do it..

Give these guys a call -- [www.idopecustoms.com]



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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 14, 2015 05:59PM
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Ombligo
Rice most likely won't do it..

Give these guys a call -- [www.idopecustoms.com]

Yup, its dead Jim.



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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: June 14, 2015 06:00PM
Ow, ow, ow. Poor little iPhone. How did this happen? You went swimming in your clothes?
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Buck
Date: June 14, 2015 06:04PM
I got a new swim suit, with pockets! Yeah
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 14, 2015 06:04PM
ziplock bag with those silica packs that come with cameras or in a pinch, some salt in an envelope. Make sure no salt gets in the phone!
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: June 14, 2015 06:13PM
I guarantee I'll do that some day.
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Buck
Date: June 14, 2015 06:34PM
I do have SquareTrade! The told me to make an appointment at Apple!
Now the genius bar website keeps spinning. I guess they're too busy for appointments.
I pay for the out-of-warrentee repair, which is a swap for a refurb, and send the receipt to SquareTrade for a full refund. Not too bad, except for the long drive.
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 14, 2015 06:54PM
Square Trade. thumbs up



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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 14, 2015 07:00PM
Yea!!!





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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: June 14, 2015 07:15PM
Nice!



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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: AllGold
Date: June 14, 2015 07:37PM
Get one of these: [www.lifeproof.com]

and next time you can take the phone into the pool with you on purpose.



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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: DavidS
Date: June 14, 2015 08:34PM
Yeah for SquareTrade. They just reimbursed me for a cracked screen repair on my iPhone 5+. Shortly thereafter, it went flying out of my hands onto concrete and cracked again. I have not had it repaired again yet.
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: June 14, 2015 08:54PM
FYI---If you AutoPay your mobile phone bill with a Wells Fargo real Credit card you get up to $600 of phone coverage including theft.

[www.wellsfargo.com]
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: June 14, 2015 08:56PM
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rgG
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Buck
How long should I wait?

I think I would give it 24-48 hours.

For a full immersion, wait no less than a week.



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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: IronMac
Date: June 14, 2015 10:05PM
I'd take it to a professional.

Also, I don't understand how one cannot notice something so big in their swim trunks?
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: bwicklander
Date: June 14, 2015 10:10PM
At least a week - a friend was able to get his working after a 10 mins in a pond. Surprisingly it worked with no problems.
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 14, 2015 10:35PM
I'd let it "dry" for a week, as well.

About half-way through, I'd put in new, dry rice.




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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 14, 2015 10:40PM
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IronMac
Also, I don't understand how one cannot notice something so big in their swim trunks?


None of you guys are going to exploit this wonderful opportunity? grinning smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 14, 2015 11:04PM
None of you guys are going to exploit this wonderful opportunity?

I restrained myself, but it was hard.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: RoadToad
Date: June 14, 2015 11:37PM
I've rescued two iphones fished out of toilets with the rice trick–48 hours.




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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: June 14, 2015 11:47PM
I kept a big bag of desiccant from the driers we use to dry plastic in our extrusion area. Put the phone in a bag and then I set it on top of our server rack. Left it there for 1-2 days. Saved a few phones that way.



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Speaking of desiccant...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 15, 2015 12:13AM
Can one "recharge" them?

And how can you tell if they need it?

If they do their job, they've absorbed moisture. So can you microwave them to get it out and make them more- functional? Or would that be like cooking popcorn.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said many times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Buck
Date: June 15, 2015 01:27AM
OK here's the scoop:
Drove 2 hours to the Apple Store, and they accepted my walk-in appointment.
The swap was quick and easy, and it is a brand new phone for $329 + tax on my credit card.
Now I'll send the receipt to SquareTrade and wait for the money.
Even the genius said that the phones are so light these days, you don't realize you're wearing them.
And yes, these swim trunks have deep pockets; in contrast, I don't.



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Re: O my God. I did it. I said many times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: pinion
Date: June 15, 2015 07:26AM
I literally have bad dreams about this happening.



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Re: Speaking of desiccant...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: June 15, 2015 08:46AM
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RAMd®d
Can one "recharge" them?

And how can you tell if they need it?

If they do their job, they've absorbed moisture. So can you microwave them to get it out and make them more- functional? Or would that be like cooking popcorn.

Yes, they can be recharged.

I bought this: [www.amazon.com]

They are blue when "dry" and turn purple when "full." According to the Q&A they can be recharged in the oven. A couple hours at 275 degrees, though there are varying answers on this.

I use these for my workout headphones (bluetooth). I sweat a lot and keeping them in a bag along with these helps prolong their life.
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said many times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: h linamen
Date: June 15, 2015 11:39AM
Oh Phooey .... now we won't know if your resuscitation efforts worked.
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Re: O my God. I did it. I said my times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 15, 2015 12:35PM
As an Apple product aficionado, that's a horrible story! smiley-shocked003

As an AAPL holder, I think that mishap was great! devil smiley



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Re: O my God. I did it. I said many times I would never do that. -iPhone
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 15, 2015 01:18PM
did it do the backstroke......???



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