Iphone dropped in toilet - Help Needed

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Mikebyrne, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    #1
    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!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Moccasin

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Location:
    Newcastle, UK
    #2
    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    #3
    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?
     
  4. macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #4
    If you hooked it up to your PC and it was wet, you likely fried the sucker.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Moccasin

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Location:
    Newcastle, UK
    #5
    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)

    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
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    #6
    No joy with the Rice but the phone can be detected by the iTunes/PC

    Anymore advice?
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Elven

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #7
    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.
     

Share This Page