3gs water damage

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

  1. scottishriver macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    will give it a try and post back to you thanks
     

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