4s in the Wash for 5 Minutes

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Sceptre, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Sceptre macrumors member

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    Dropped a load of laundry in x-mas morning and 5 minutes later couldn't fine my JB 4s :( Kinda had an idea it was in the pants I just threw in there, and sure enough I found it at the bottom, (not floating) :(

    Pulled the batt right away, got most of the water out, then bagged it in rice for a few days. (first time I have seen those red water marks inside a iphone, and they were bright - lol).

    plugged in the batt and I see the apple boot logo, but it does not boot.
    tried it the last few days and as soon as plug the batt in, the phone comes on, (no button pushing needed).

    I know its a long shot, but I'm willing to try any ideas you guys may have. :)
     
  2. dosman2014 macrumors newbie

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    Hope this Article will help you: http://www.etradesupply.com/blog/rescue-wet-iphone/
     
  3. ItBeMe22 macrumors 6502

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    Now you know you wanted a new 5 so now is the best time.:confused:
     
  4. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Only thing you can do is hold the home and sleep button at the same time until you see and apple logo and then hope it works cuz it probably won't. Tell me how it goes.

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    That article says to remove the battery then power off the phone:confused:
     
  5. mpantone macrumors 6502

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    It's dead. Time for a new phone and move on with your life.

    Good luck.
     
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  7. Sceptre thread starter macrumors member

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    It worked, finally booted!
    Seems to be working normal, thank you my friend :):):)
     
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I'm happy to help:D!
     
  9. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Congrats on getting the phone working, however your trade in value is washed away. -;)
     
  10. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Also, be aware that problems may develop months from now. Corrosion is sometimes a slow-moving beast, silent yet deadly. :(
     
  11. mpantone macrumors 6502

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    lelisa13p is correct.

    I advise frequent backups for this device for the remainder of its service life. Of course, that's my recommendation for a typical/non-damaged device.

    Anyhow, good luck. You were damned lucky to come back to a dunked device that still works normally.
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I see what you did there.


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    Anyways OP, your phone works, take care of it. Yes, trade in value has lost quite a bit. But at least you don't have to (hopefully) pony up cash for a new one just yet.
     
  13. Sceptre thread starter macrumors member

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    Wrong !!!

    I took this phone completely apart down to the digitizer.

    wd-40 is your friend ;)
     
  14. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Well, then, good luck to you. :)
     
  15. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Big mistake on that WD-40....
     
  16. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    That's what I mean. I thought for cleaning you use alcohol on a Q-tip. Except for me - I take things in to the repair shop.
     
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes, you are right. You use alcohol, not WD-40 on an SMT electronic.
     
  18. ItBeMe22 macrumors 6502

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    With all the help this guy is getting I think the phone is in for a short life. :D
    To many do this, no do that. Just get a scrub brush and some Borax and scrub everything inside real good so you have a very clean paper weight.:confused:
     
  19. Sceptre thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually, the only help I received was from the first couple posters, (and I had already done what was suggested before I started this thread). The doctor11 offered the only real help afterwards.

    Most of the other posts are folks saying how lucky I am, how the phone is DEAD, how the phone will take a poop shortly. Others simply making noises outta their bottom orifices, clueless as to what they are saying, with absolutely nothing to back it up - lol

    Got a note 3 last week, gonna sell the 4s on CL or Ebay today :)
     
  20. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I hope that you'll disclose what happened to the iPhone in your sales info. Sell it "as is" with all details. No lol.
     
  21. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    And yet, despite the reasonable opinions expressed by others - I couldn't help but notice how you remain confident with your "repair"

    I think I also would get rid of some mobile tech, quickly, after a round of WD-40 :D
     
  22. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Note to self, never buy a used phone.
     
  23. Sceptre thread starter macrumors member

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    You're a funny person. I bought the N3, BEFORE I washed my 4s - lol

    I actually used an electronics board cleaner moisture barrier, (but most here would recognize the name wd-40. :)
     
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  25. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    That depends - did you fully disclose the unfortunate circumstances associated with the iPhone?
     

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