iPhone 5 water damage?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mgf95, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2012
    My iPhone is the new lifeproof nuud case so I thought it'd be ok to leave by the pool because the case is water proof. But apparently the case is very good at being water proof because when I took the case off after the fact there was a fair amount of water inside the case. I guess some of the water got into the phone because the back camera lens in all foggy. But the interesting part is that the phone is fully functional. So I have couple of questions

    1- do you think that the water that got into the phone cause damage later? I plan on putting it in rice later to try and draw out water.

    2- I know there was a rumor going around when the phone first came out that apple treated some of them with some water repellent spray. Could that be a possibility here?

    3- where are the water damaged sensors? I looked in the headphone jack, the charging port and the SIM card slot and I didn't see anything that was red to indicate water damage.

    4- is it normal to have brown stuff in the lighting port and the headphone jack? Because when I was looking in there, there was a lot of brown stuff, but it didn't seem to have any impact the use of the device

    Thanks for your help
  2. macrumors 603


    Apr 6, 2007
    If there's still water in there, absolutely. wires and connectors can corrode, connections can short out. It's bad news to keep things moist.


    Pretty sure all the water damage sensors are internal now, but there should also be one in the SIM port somewhere.

    Definitely not.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    "Brown stuff"?!? Did u really even have to ask if its normal? Lol.

    Was the case installed properly? And if it was just "sitting poolside" and got splashed a few times, I find it hard to believe that water got inside..even if the case wasn't clamped correctly.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2013
    Washington, DC
    Did you put it on rice?? I think you just caused lots of damage by forgetting that.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2011
    Was the phone out in the sun? Could be condensation from being a watertight case.....just a thought? Depends on the level of water found though.

  6. macrumors demi-god


    Apr 20, 2009
    How can that case keep any water out considering that the front and back are wide open?? Water can go straight in through the openings. :eek:
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2011
    Bel Air, CA
    Sounds like Lifeproof sent you a defective case. You may want to contact them and let them know that their product failed, and that they should be liable for your iPhone repair costs.
  8. macrumors 68030

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
  9. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    you are supposed to hold the phone next to your ear, not stick it in your ear.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2012
    @OP yeah, I agree with rit, if you applied the case as per instructions and they guaranteed that it's waterproof, but it failed, then they should be liable.

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