Water in iPhone 4 screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by monkey3200, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    I was installing, or try to install a bestskinsever on my new iPhone. I've never done this before so maybe I went a little overboard with the water.

    After I finished installing I put it to the side, and somehow it turned it self on.

    While it was booting up the black on the top looked a little lighter, and on the bottom it looks like water had seeped in.

    Does this go away? I'm pretty freaked out

    edit: it continues to turn itself on
  2. macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2006
    I'm sorry to hear that. How is it now? If you are still having problems, try putting it in a bag of rice to help get rid of the moisture.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    Yes, try that first. If ever possible, don't use the phone for 2-3 days during that rice-drying process. Turn it off (not sleeping) and leave it alone in the bed of rice.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2006
    Just curious, how did you apply the solution. I know that BSE doesn't come with solution like other skins. Did you create your own solution and dip the skin in it or did you mix the solution in a spray bottle?
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    I left it in a bag overnight, but it didn't help much. I left it turned on since it just kept turning itself on, but the weird crackling water noises have stopped.

    And I made my own solution, I used some water and soap. It was too slippery for me when i had it set so i couldn't squegee. So i resorted to just using water.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Did you trip the water sensors? If so, that sucks, you can try to 'fix' them or you can be honest and you're out $199 for Apple to replace it out of warranty.
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    It doesn't seem like I tripped the sensors. They don't seem as visible as the ones on the 3GS.

    I booked an appointment for the apple store on Sunday. So, I'll update you guys on how that went.
  8. macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2006
    Yeah it sounds like you may have used to much water. I don't know for sure though.

    Try a hair dryer and see if you can get that moisture out from under the screen. Also you could try a Bheestie Bag. I've never used one, but heard they work. It's a thought.

    I really hope you get this fixed and it doesn't cost you anything. Keep us updated. Take care.
  9. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    I was tired of leaving it in rice overnight, so I just left it in my room after I blow dried it.

    It got better, now instead of being water all around the edges, It's just a splotch in the middle of the screen, still bugs me to death, but it's not as bad as before.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2010
    it is probably just water trapped inbetween the screen protector and the screen.. not underneath the screen itself. It should dry and you should be fine.
  11. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    I took the protector off.
  12. macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2006
    Can you post photos?
  13. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Well, I wish I could. Now the issue has seemed to disappear. I had it infront of a blowdryer for half an hour and all but a few drops are left. I assume these will find there way out too.

    I just hope that the heat won't cause any issues with the components inside, does anyone know?
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2009
    Damn son, how'd you manage to do that? You went ape **** with the water eh? That's why I only use dry applications, but hopefully you work things out somehow.
  15. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Yea, I pretty much did lol. I'll be sure to do it more carefully next time around, and it'll only be the back until I feel comfortable.

    Yea, and all but a couple drops have gone away, those should disappear aswell, I hope.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    did your phone clear up? I am in the same situation.. BSE front protector.. I used minimal solution, now have water seepage in the screen!
  17. macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    The water will dry the only problem is it will most likely leave a small water stain behind.
  18. macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Hi, newbie hear but I've been an Apple fan since Gil Amelio.

    Two years ago wife and I got 3Gs. I sold my wife's 1st gen and gave the other to my kids to use as an "itouch."

    The phone held up well. It was dropped countless times: second floor of our home; concrete; gravel at Muir Woods; missed catches.... Several months ago the kid got it soaking wet.

    Water in the phone. Left a water stain under the screen but that dried out. In it's place a bunch of dead pixels.

    I did the rice, blow dryer and even left it on the window sill for it to dry out.

    It still works very well, but it will not turn off the "normal" way. It fully stops functioning when the battery's drained.

    Good luck trying to fix it. I was not able to fix mine. It's always on.

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  19. macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    FYI if you ever have any NON related problems with your phone and you take it to apple, they will AUTOMATICALLY blame water damage and will not replace or fix it, whether it has anything to do with water damage or not. LOL hope you like your phone the way it is.

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