Best way to fix a water damaged iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Haoypowy, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Haoypowy macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2011
    Well unfortunately i got my iphone 4s wet and been without it for about 2 weeks now. So had to switch to a droid untill i can fix the problem. Apple was no help because there making me basically pay for a new iphone. Feed up with the crappy android deciding to try and fix it. Ordered a new battery and was wondering if its the battery thats messed up. Anyone out there have the same problem and was able to fix it? Going on vacation soon and want some good and clear pictures, unlike the crappy android camera they wont be clear at all. So please help need the iphone back!!!
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    When you get the phone wet then the corrosion sets everywhere.
    Its not as simple as just replacing the battery.
    Everything else is most likely shorted along with the battery.
    $199 for a replacement 4S at apple.
    If you were paying for a new iphone 4S it would have been $550 not $199. You're not signing another 2 year contract.
  3. Neebee macrumors 6502a

    Does anyone know how long the Apple OOW program lasts? For example, for the sake of argument, if your phone is 24 months old, can you still get it? What about Apple Care. Can you get that on the OOW replacement as well?
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    5 years.
  5. Neebee macrumors 6502a

    Can you get Apple Care on the replacement phone as well?
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009


    Existing apple care transfers new cover can't be taken out

    You do get (depending on country) 90 days warranty on the replacement or your exiting warranty whichever is greater.
  7. simsjackop macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012
    Its not as simple as just replacing the battery.[​IMG]
  8. Davejprince macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Take it completely apart & use rice to dry it.
  9. Mythz macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2012
    This worked for me before
  10. Neebee macrumors 6502a

    Obviously if one is technically inclined, one can open up the device and try to dry it. Most people are not though :(

    As far as my device goes, to my surprise, it works after letting it dry in some rice.
  11. jumperdono macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2012
    Its not as simple as just replacing the battery[​IMG]

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