dropped in water, what to do?
dropped i phone in water, had protective case on. Seems to be OK except that when I place a call and receive a call I cannot hear anything, the mute is NOT on. Have it turned off and siting in a bag of rice. thoughts????
It is important to not turn on electronics after it has touched water. However if you want a different item than rice to tuck your electronics in you can try the Thirsty Bag.
Drying bag for liquid damaged electronics. The Thirsty Bag is a liquid absorption tool designed to dry all the water out of your phone after it gets wet, protecting it from liquid damage. The Thirsty Bag needs to be used immediately after an accident. Buy — 50+ available at 9.95 each.
Before you do anything insure that the device is completely powered down!
Go to the grocery store and buy the zip lock bags for the freezer that you can vacuum the air out(it works with water too). Place your iPhone or other electronic device inside and add rice too(it will capture the water as it is drawn out of the device). Now close the bag and start using the vacuum. Go back periodically and use the vacuum more. Two or three days later remove the device from the bag and gently warm the device(no more than 100 degrees). After a day of that you device should work. If not sell it to a repair shop and buy another one.