TouchMyApps » iFixYouri http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:23:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.3 DIY Water damage repair guide for iPhone 4 http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/08/18/diy-water-damage-repair-guide-for-iphone-4/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/08/18/diy-water-damage-repair-guide-for-iphone-4/#comments Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:09:37 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=37917 Several days ago, we posted a quick run down of just what to do in the event your iPhone drops into water, along with a video made by iFixYouri to accompany the instructions. Well the folks over at the iPhone repair site have made an other video that’s even more in-depth and briefly shows you … Read more]]>

Several days ago, we posted a quick run down of just what to do in the event your iPhone drops into water, along with a video made by iFixYouri to accompany the instructions. Well the folks over at the iPhone repair site have made an other video that’s even more in-depth and briefly shows you how to open up your iPhone 4 before placing it into rice/silica filled container. Here are the steps they provide:

  1. Turn it off
  2. If dropped in salt or chlorinated water. Rinse it in fresh water.
  3. Take off back by removing 2 bottom screws and sliding back off.
  4. Remove 11 Screws and the sim card tray which all holds the board in the housing.
  5. Be sure to remove the SIM card tray.
  6. Place parts in tupperware container full of silica packs or rice.
  7. Wait 24-48 hours
  8. Reassemble

Now it’s not a requirement to crack open your previously submerged iPhone 4 before placing it into a bag/container filled with rice, but so long as you’re not afraid to get down and dirty (and know what you’re doing), exposing the innardsĀ could potentially ensure even more moisture is absorbed by the rice or silica packets. Take a look at the video after the break.

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Dropped an iPhone in water? Follow these steps, quick! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/08/14/dropped-an-iphone-in-water-follow-these-steps-quick/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/08/14/dropped-an-iphone-in-water-follow-these-steps-quick/#comments Sat, 14 Aug 2010 16:56:53 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=37722 Other than dropping an iPhone onto solid ground and watching it smash to bits, dropping it by accident into water is likely the next most unnerving thing that can happen to your precious gadget. If this ever happens to you, don’t panic (too much) and follow these instructions that can potentially save your iPhone/iPod Touch. … Read more]]>

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Other than dropping an iPhone onto solid ground and watching it smash to bits, dropping it by accident into water is likely the next most unnerving thing that can happen to your precious gadget. If this ever happens to you, don’t panic (too much) and follow these instructions that can potentially save your iPhone/iPod Touch.

  1. Remove iPhone/iPod Touch out of water immediately (d’oh!)
  2. Power off the device (quickest way is to hold down both power/sleep button and home button for several seconds)
  3. Remove sim card
  4. Place iPhone in a ziplock bag filled with uncooked rice
  5. Tighten bag to remove as much air as possible and seal it.
  6. Leave for at least 24 hours before opening bag/container and attempting to power on device

Rice as you may already know, is a natural desiccant and it can help absorb the moisture found in a previously submerged iDevice. While I have never tested out this “fix”, Chantelle over at iPhoneAppGirl.com told me yesterday that this method does indeed work. Having dropped her brand new iPhone 4 into a bucket of water a week ago (not on purpose I can assure you), she quickly quarantined her phone in a tupperware container filled with fried uncooked rice and left it in there for 24 hours. Luckily for her, the phone turned out just fine after the quarantine and she hasn’t had any problems since. Here’s a photo of her iPhone 4 chilling and drying out.

Update: Aside from just the rice, you could also throw in some Silica Packets (buy some or use the ones that came with your new pair of shoes) into the bag as well. They’re designed to absorb ambient moisture. [Thanks Chantelle!]

Take a look at the video below by repair site iFixYouri as they take you through step-by-step on what to do should this happen to you. Hopefully you’ll never have to resort to the method, but it’s always good to know – just in case.

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iPhone 4 drop test results: don’t do it! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/06/24/iphone-4-drop-test-results-dont-do-it/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/06/24/iphone-4-drop-test-results-dont-do-it/#comments Thu, 24 Jun 2010 07:11:55 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=35065 The sunglassed hippies at iFixYouri have destroyed an iPhone 4′s Gorilla Glass. Their manly video may not smack of directing acumen (or heightened fashion awareness), but make no mistake, iFixYouri’s video proves a valid point: the iPhone 4 shouldn’t be dropped. Apple’s newest wonder gave up its glassy ghost after stiff double-teaming from: hot tarmac! … Read more]]>

The sunglassed hippies at iFixYouri have destroyed an iPhone 4′s Gorilla Glass. Their manly video may not smack of directing acumen (or heightened fashion awareness), but make no mistake, iFixYouri’s video proves a valid point: the iPhone 4 shouldn’t be dropped.

Apple’s newest wonder gave up its glassy ghost after stiff double-teaming from: hot tarmac! and four drops! from the insane height of a full-grown, fully bearded man’s beer gut.

Peace out iFixYouri and Engadget

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