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I have to tell this story, it may help others and may end-up happy like mine.
Last weekend Saturday I was in a canoe and at the dock, when due to some unwise maneuvers the canoe tilt upside down. My iphone was in the pocket and I was in the water up to my neck. The phone was in the water for about 5 minutes. When I realize I give it to my wife on the dock.My beautiful iphone was leaking from everywhere. In my friends house they have a central vacuum system which I did not think to use. I was asking for a blow-dryer (big mistake). My friend ( smart) said use the vacuum not the the blow-dryer. The phone was off (or turned off due to the drowning). I took the SIM card out and for about 10-15 minute I use the vacuum on every phone opening. When the paper towel was not wet anymore I try to turn the phone ON. Surprise the iphone came ON and it was working.
The LCD was milky and the icons hard to see. The next day the LCD was worst but fully functional. Monday I could hardly see something on LCD but like a steam started to create in one of the LCD layers. I did not use any heat, only I charged the phone and I use the bluetooth from the car ( the bluetooth make the phone hot when is in use for long time). However both flood sensors are activated ( pink /red) no way to go to Apple. But today Wednesday mu LCD is back to the original color and contrast. I had a little bit of issue with the home button but after a full iphone restore , everything works like before. I am so happy that end up like this. I have read about rice and silica bags, but I was afraid to try it.
I do not know if I was lucky with a smart friend, who told me to use the vacuum instead of the blow-dryer.
Anyway, I felt that I have to share this with you and hope that everybody will have the same happy ending story.
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