Can't slide to unlock after water spill iphone5s

cfw1234

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Apr 8, 2014
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Hey everyone, I spilled water on my phone while eating and now my screen will turn on but won't slide to unlock. Right after the spill the app icons on the bottom half of the phone didn't respond anymore so I turned it off. When I tried to turn it on again it worked and I could see my text message alerts and feel it vibrate when I got an email but when I tried to slide and unlock it wouldn't respond. I turned it off again and put it in a bag of rice. Has this ever happened to anyone and will it be okay after a day or so staying in the bag? Please help, any advice would be great thank you!!
 

aPple nErd

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Feb 12, 2012
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Hey everyone, I spilled water on my phone while eating and now my screen will turn on but won't slide to unlock. Right after the spill the app icons on the bottom half of the phone didn't respond anymore so I turned it off. When I tried to turn it on again it worked and I could see my text message alerts and feel it vibrate when I got an email but when I tried to slide and unlock it wouldn't respond. I turned it off again and put it in a bag of rice. Has this ever happened to anyone and will it be okay after a day or so staying in the bag? Please help, any advice would be great thank you!!
your digitizer and probably main board are done. you will have to buy a new phone.
 

cfw1234

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Apr 8, 2014
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your digitizer and probably main board are done. you will have to buy a new phone.
Eeek I might have to switch back to my old one since I can't afford that right now I'm just hoping for a miracle when I try my phone again tomorrow :(
 

aPple nErd

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Eeek I might have to switch back to my old one since I can't afford that right now I'm just hoping for a miracle when I try my phone again tomorrow :(
well, i really doubt it will work. it's a long shot but take it to an apple store and act extra sad and stressed out about it, and theres a small chance they will replace it for free, although they aren't supposed to.
 

C DM

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Best bet would have been to turn it off and keep it off in a bag of rice for at least a few days straight before trying it again. At this point you can give it a few days before trying it again, but some additional damage might already be there from that use shortly after the spill.