1. oldgit9's Avatar
    Just a heads up, there are 4 water indicators on the iphone. not two. one inside the headphone jack, two on the main board itself, and one on the charging dock. This is assuming your speaking of 2nd and 3rd gens.
    there was a segment on a BBC program called watchdog about this. 99% of the people that i know with an iphone or itouch had never heard of the indicators.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFN6nIxAQe8]YouTube - ‪BBC Watchdog - iPhone water damage indicator issue‬‎[/ame]
    2010-08-07 01:37 AM
  2. one1's Avatar
    Fried Rice...... .you're doin' it wrong.
    2010-08-07 01:41 AM
  3. Footballdt62's Avatar
    Silica Gel from your local arts and crafts store works 1000000xxxx better than rice.
    2010-08-07 02:17 AM
  4. tudtran's Avatar
    I hope that dumb *** is not Asian. What the **** does rice do? It's doesn't suck the moisture. What is next? put the iphone is the dryer for 5 mins. SO STUPID
    2010-08-07 02:23 AM
  5. Joseph_Prophet's Avatar
    i've tried this b4, it actually does work, mind you it was with a LG flip phone....
    From the Fire We Shall Ascend
    2010-08-07 02:35 AM
  6. i.Annie's Avatar
    Its real...rice works. Of course dunking your phone in 99%-100% alcohol makes it work even better. This fixed my phone from having water splotches under the screen to like new condition. Well, i used silica gel, which acts the same way as rice but faster and stronger. It essentially sucks the moisture out of the phone, which could normally take months to dry out via evaporation whereas a few days in rice/silica gel will do the trick. The iso alcohol is good for removing trapped minerals left by water that could cause further corrosion of internal parts or block functions.
    2010-08-07 03:31 AM
  7. pkdarien's Avatar
    This is the traditional method used in Singapore whenever any phone gets wet
    2010-08-07 03:39 AM
  8. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
    I hope that dumb *** is not Asian. What the **** does rice do? It's doesn't suck the moisture. What is next? put the iphone is the dryer for 5 mins. SO STUPID
    SO STUPID....
    Exactly what I was thinking.... But about u, not the rice trick.

    Have u read any of the responses in this thread?

    Do u understand what rice is? And what it does? (not talking about the rice u get at Panda Express)
    Last edited by iLoveWindows&iPhone; 2010-08-07 at 03:48 AM.
    2010-08-07 03:43 AM
  9. Cer0's Avatar
    Stay clear of any comments that are insulting.
    2010-08-07 03:52 AM
  10. deedeedee's Avatar
    How About Fried Rice? Can Put My iPhone Into A Plate Of Fried Rice?
    2010-08-07 03:52 AM
  11. Aznjonathan23's Avatar
    The starchy rice soaks up the moisture
    2010-08-07 03:57 AM
  12. sendertimes's Avatar
    so if that happens then whats with this, I thought it was waterproof

    This video shows it different

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL_BBfossFM]YouTube - ‪iPhone 4 underwater test‬‎[/ame]
    2010-08-07 04:12 AM
  13. codester3388's Avatar
    I took the logic board out and charger port and put them in the rice the lcd seemed fine and it worked wonders. Now since the place I work at fixes water damaged phones... We just use alcohol and a electric toothbrush and a ultra sonic cleaner. We only get 3 out of 10 phones that we can't revive.
    2010-08-07 04:28 AM
  14. wiskyoner's Avatar
    My uncle tossed me in the pool w my 3g. 3 days in a bag of rice and it was working as good as new. All its doing is absorbing the moisture. You know this isn't gonna fix everyones phone, but its better then getting mad and not doing anything.
    2010-08-07 04:42 AM
  15. aamodr's Avatar
    this is an old technique but very very effective.. just c that the phone is covered entirely in rice... works on any phone that had decided to go for a swim...
    2010-08-07 04:51 AM
  16. seanf's Avatar
    Rice is a natural dessicant, just like those silica gel "do not eat" packets, but not quite as effective. It will help the phone dry out faster. It works.
    2010-08-07 05:04 AM
  17. Flybeast0408's Avatar
    I'm more surprised on how careless people are with their idevices!
    I guard my iphone with my life!
    Yep, Same here CRACKED MY 3G S I was screwed after that i ALWAYS get a case and guard it with my life
    2010-08-07 05:40 AM
  18. thevmax's Avatar
    Also, after keeping the iPhone in the rice bag for a few days, you can then put the whole thing in a stir-fry, add a cup of water, and make a tasty iPhone flavored Moo Goo iPan!
    I'm with you on this one!
    Anyone for seconds?!?
    2010-08-07 06:33 AM
  19. king168's Avatar
    Absolutely right. Rice absorbs moisture
    2010-08-07 07:17 AM
  20. jgarno's Avatar
    Correlation does not imply causation
    I would believe that the quicker you turn an electrical device off and remove the water, the lest damage you will do to the advise. I think the big saver is to....wait! Water naturally evaporates. I think the best advise would be to make sure the power is off, remove as much water is possible and then wait...place the device in the dryest room you have, particularly a air conditioned room. wait till you think the device is completely dry then wait some more...and ur device will be fine. Rice is a myth because rice can only suck up moisture if it comes in contact with it...meaning the outside. Whereas all the delicate parts are on the inside. This seems to be a ploy for you to send them your devices more than anything else.
    2010-08-07 07:45 AM
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