Got wet, phone on, got hot, dark dark screen

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bushbaby, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    I never thought I'd be one to drop their phone in the toilet (after it was flushed at least).

    1. 1st gen Iphone was on and submerged for 2-3 sec. It had an Encase rubber case and a screen protector.
    2. took off encase, dried off the phone, looked okay.
    3. So I didn't know to shut it off and I did use it to look on the internet about wet phones. At some point, it got very hot.
    4. The screen got very very dark, almost black. (this whole time took about 5 min)
    5. drove home (15 min) read threads here, shut off phone, removed sim card. Used cool hair dryer. It is sitting in rice.

    In my specific case, with the heat aspect and the dark screen, does that tell any of the experts here that it's not going to come back? If it's not going to come back after 5 days, I'd rather have a phone to use now.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2009
    I have no idea, but how can you take out the SIM card?
  3. macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2009
    The opposite way you put it in.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    There is a small hole at the bottom. You insert a needle and the sim card will pop out. I found this through a search.

    Any experts out there?
  5. macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2007
    wet, iPhone, hot, got
    dark, dark screen in light of day
    owner unhappy
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    Thank you for the haiku!

    Still wondering if there's a chance it will come back after what it's been through?
  7. macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    Chance it will there is,

    More chance it will not there is.
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    Yeah, after sitting in rice for 5 days, I just turned it on and it's the same. very very dark screen, can barely see it. It is receiving text messages - so not sure if it "works" but since I can hardly see the screen it doesn't matter much.

    btw, the sensor doesn't appear to be red... but can't say for sure.

    Added: the phone seems to work - although I have to hold it up to a bright light and sort of guess at what I'm pressing. It was able to make a call out. I could not hook it up to the computer though, the computer could not see it.

    So now the question is, do I get a 3g or wait until the new phone is out?
  9. macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    Go to the genius bar if it is still under warranty. If the sensors are clearly white then see if you can get it replaced. After all you paid Apple for an iPhone and WORKING WATER SENSORS. :) My 3rd gen shuffle got submerged for 2 minutes and the sensore remained white. I got a replacement for free.
  10. macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    my iphone got wet.

    is there anyone here that can help me?
    unfortunetly my iphone got wet :(, and now it won`t start, the pc doesn`t recognise it, doesn't charge, it won`t do absolutely anything.
    i've put it to dry in rice and still nothing.
    can i do something to make it work again?

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