3gs water damage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by scottishriver, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. scottishriver macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2011
    Hi all can someone help me please around 2 weeks ago i accidently dropped my iphone down the toilet i quickely took it out dried it off and left it in a bag of rice for a couple of days and it started working normally again.
    Since then my backlightkeeps going off sometimes for a couple hours at a time but sometimes a couple days really annoying me now,i have googled this problem and people say take the phone apart and clean inside with soft toothbrush and alcohol but i am not to sure how so i was wanting to know is there a good step by step idiots guide on how to do this or a easy fix for backlight problem.
    Should also mention backlight seems to go off when i bump my phone or put it down to hard.
    Hope someone can help thanks very much
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Use Ifixit to find out how to get inside then use rubbing alcohol or a pure alcohol from a pharmacy to clean the logic board and all connectors. Then put in a warm place for a day or so.

    The idea is to move the water out of the nooks and crannies by replacing it with alcohol which evaporates at a much lower temperature and dosnt contain the impurities that water does.
  3. scottishriver thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2011
    will give it a try and post back to you thanks

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