Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 24, 2011, 07:14 AM   #1
Mikebyrne
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Iphone dropped in toilet - Help Needed

A friend of mine dropped his 3GS into the toilet and is just left with a Black Screen.

It connects to itunes ok and the phone can updated/restored etc

How would I go about tackling the black screen issue?

Any help would be great!
Mikebyrne is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2011, 07:19 AM   #2
Moccasin
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newcastle, UK
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

Turn it off immediately. Put it in a jar of rice or with a load of sachets of silica gel and leave for 24 hours. The rice/silica gel draws all the water out of the phone.
__________________
64GB Space Grey iPhone 6; 16GB Space Grey Retina iPad Mini; Late 2010 11" MBA - 1.6GHz 4GB RAM 128GB SSD; Late 2013 21" iMac
Moccasin is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2011, 07:29 AM   #3
Mikebyrne
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Ok, I've left it in and I'll see what happens.

If that doesnt work, whats the next option? Would I need to get him a replacement LCD screen?
Mikebyrne is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2011, 07:36 AM   #4
rdowns
macrumors Penryn
 
rdowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
If you hooked it up to your PC and it was wet, you likely fried the sucker.
__________________
Gay marriage isn't special rights, it's equal rights. "Special rights" are for political churches who don't pay any taxes.- J. Fugelsang
rdowns is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2011, 07:39 AM   #5
Moccasin
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newcastle, UK
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikebyrne
Ok, I've left it in and I'll see what happens.

If that doesnt work, whats the next option? Would I need to get him a replacement LCD screen?
Think you'll need a new phone if that doesn't work. I did something similar to my 3G. Think I did the same as you and plugged it in too so you might be lucky. Be warned though - my phone seemed a little eccentric afterwards, so be warned that it might not work perfectly any more
__________________
64GB Space Grey iPhone 6; 16GB Space Grey Retina iPad Mini; Late 2010 11" MBA - 1.6GHz 4GB RAM 128GB SSD; Late 2013 21" iMac
Moccasin is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:57 AM   #6
Mikebyrne
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
No joy with the Rice but the phone can be detected by the iTunes/PC

Anymore advice?
Mikebyrne is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:59 AM   #7
Elven
macrumors 6502a
 
Elven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: UK
Send a message via MSN to Elven
Not to take the piss and I agree it was a little ****** what happened, but doing anything other than turning it off and leaving it 24hours in rice/gel to dry out can cause fatal damage to more than just the LCD screen.
__________________
iMac 27' i7, 4GB, 1TB, 2GB 6970M - iPhone 4s White 16GB - iPad 3rd Gen White 16GB wifi - 2010 MacBook Pro 13' 2.4GHZ C2D 4GB
Elven is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help iphone 5 dropped in toilet! Joybulb iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 19 Jan 31, 2014 07:00 PM
Dropped iPhone 5 in toilet. dcthota iPhone 38 Sep 6, 2013 05:08 AM
Help. Dropped iphone in toilet! holly6s iPhone 22 Aug 28, 2013 10:06 AM
iPhone 4 dropped in the toilet. Really? amanda.watson15 iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 2 Feb 11, 2013 01:22 PM
Help! iPhone dropped in the toilet! arielle987 iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 2 Sep 27, 2012 05:19 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:07 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC