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Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: RoadToad
Date: July 02, 2016 10:20AM
I dropped my phone off the edge of a dock into 3.5 feet of murky lake water. There is a steel plate between the phone and the case that goes with a dashboard magnetized holder. I'm looking at strong neodymium magnets to try and fish it out. This one: neodymium magnet has a pull force of 69 lbs. Is that too strong? Would it break the glass?




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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 02, 2016 10:43AM
The phone is in 3 feet of water and you worry about breaking the glass? You should be lucky if you get your data back.
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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: billb
Date: July 02, 2016 11:17AM
It's quite possible if your phone rests against an old lawn mower engine it could be caught between the two and it's bend ability field tested.



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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 02, 2016 11:40AM
Do you have any dead hard drives around, there's a fairly strong magnet in those (especially the 3.5" drives) if you want to take it apart. Quicker than ordering something.
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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: RoadToad
Date: July 02, 2016 12:03PM
Thank you for your responses. I didn't realize the magnets in a hard drive were that powerful. I have a recent backup, so I'm not concerned about the data. I will update if I retrieve it.




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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: GGD
Date: July 02, 2016 12:21PM
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RoadToad
I didn't realize the magnets in a hard drive were that powerful.

Just dug through my junk drawer and found the one I had from an old SCSI Seagate drive, and it's not as strong as I had remembered. It might not be much more powerful than the one on your car mount (can you use that one). I was able to stick it to an empty file cabinet drawer and use it as a handle to slide the drawer in/out, but it wasn't strong enough for that initial pull to get the drawer out of it's fully closed position that requires more force.
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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: artie67
Date: July 02, 2016 01:12PM
Try a auto parts store for a magnetic wand. It's like a chrome auto antenna with a magnet. You can tape a stick to it for more length.

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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 02, 2016 01:54PM
Good luck!

My bet is that you have now left what will become a million credit archaeological find in 100,000 years...
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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: fauch
Date: July 02, 2016 04:05PM
Stupid question, why can't you jump in the 3.5 feet of water and fish it out yourself???
Granted unnecessary technology is a LOT more fun....
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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 02, 2016 05:31PM
.....go.....FISH......????



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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 02, 2016 09:12PM
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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 02, 2016 11:27PM
A teenager with a diving mask will find it for $20. $10 if a teenaged girl is standing around in a bikini.
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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 03, 2016 07:25AM
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A teenager with a diving mask will find it for $20. $10 if a teenaged girl is standing around in a bikini.

But she might charge $25...
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Re: Fishing with a magnet for my iPhone 6s+
Posted by: pqrst
Date: July 03, 2016 10:05AM
Most larger marinas i know have somebody who for a price will retrieve items dropped into the water. Ask the dockmaster, or boaters.
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