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$600 worth of electronics in my refrigerator

Monday, March 29, 2010 Leave a Comment


I spilled orange juice all over my iPhone. I was trying to get the lid on my 4 year old's cup for the car with the baby in one arm, and the phone was on the counter in the spill zone... dumb, dumb, dumb.

Yes, I got my iPhone wet. It seemed to be working fine, dialed fine, but then I realized I couldn't hear anything. It works on speaker, though.

I hope the insurance I bought covers orange juice spills. I distinctly remember asking about kids and water damage and the guy told me, "They cover everything but dropping it."

I've got an appointment at the Apple store tomorrow morning.

I'm also bringing in my husband's iPod that stopped working, probably from moisture from his gym bag or something. I'm pretty sure we don't have insurance on that one.

A while ago, I ran my husband's phone (not an iPhone) through the washer, and a guy at Radio Shack told me to put the phone in the refrigerator overnight, it will de-humidify it. It didn't work that time, but the phone had been through a 35 minute soak, rinse and spin. This is just orange juice.

Worth a try.

Or, I might try keeping it in a plastic baggie full of rice. In the fridge.


It worked! I plugged in my iPhone to sync it with my computer and back everything up, and I had lots of software updates I hadn't done. It took almost an hour to load them all up, and when the iPhone restarted -- voila! -- everything works.

Thank the Lord.


  • Elizabeth Johnson said:  

    Rich dropped (like competely immersed) his iPhone in a glass of whiskey (fitting right?) And he let it dry out, and voila - it worked like a charm. My screen is completely cracked in several places from dropping it and I've had no problems. I'm glad they're indestructible - we got rid of our land line so I depend on these little gadgets.

  • Unknown said:  

    I just don't know how I would live without my iPhone. Really, I love this little gadget more than I should.

  • The Bee Keeper said:  

    Another trick is to use the hair dryer on a lower heat setting.