4s in the Wash for 5 Minutes

Sceptre

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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. :)
 

dosman2014

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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. :)
Hope this Article will help you: http://www.etradesupply.com/blog/rescue-wet-iphone/
 

Sceptre

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Oct 21, 2013
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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:


It worked, finally booted!
Seems to be working normal, thank you my friend :):):)
 

mpantone

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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.
 

Sceptre

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Oct 21, 2013
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Also, be aware that problems may develop months from now. Corrosion is sometimes a slow-moving beast, silent yet deadly. :(

Wrong !!!

I took this phone completely apart down to the digitizer.

wd-40 is your friend ;)
 

ItBeMe22

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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:
 

Sceptre

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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:
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 :)
 

lelisa13p

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

DeltaMac

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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"

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Got a note 3 last week, gonna sell the 4s on CL or Ebay today :)
I think I also would get rid of some mobile tech, quickly, after a round of WD-40 :D
 

Sceptre

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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

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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