Dead Iphone - anyway to erase data before selling now?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ufpete, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. ufpete macrumors newbie

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    The short version is I fell into a river with my Iphone in my pocket and put it in a tupperware container with some Silica Gel Packets and it sucked the moisture out and worked fine...other than a few minor hiccups. I dropped it in water again and it is totally fried now.

    I plan on upgrading and just selling this one on Ebay as a water damaged Iphone. Can I erase any of my info I had stored on the phone at this point or is that impossible without being able to fire up the iphone? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    If you can get iTunes to recognise it then just restore it and set up as new. But seen as it is fried i doubt you will get iTunes to recognise it so there would be no way of wiping the data.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Wow, alot of water accidents :D
    If it wont start up theres no way to erase or reset anything on it.
     

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