Dropped iphone in water - turns on but not activating, broken?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rondocap, May 23, 2012.

  1. rondocap macrumors regular

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    So a family member dropped an iPhone in the water. It was taken out quickly and put in rice for a few hours, dried up.

    Here's the problem: It only turns on when connected to the power source, and when it does, it comes to the screen where it says to connect to iTunes as activating is required. When I connect it to iTunes though, it won't turn on.

    So what happened here? How can I fix it? Am I dong something incorrectly? How did it get un-activated and the information deleted?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It's shorted out.
    Take it to Apple or a repair shop.
     
  3. rondocap thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The replacement from Apple is $150.
    $200 If it's an iPhone 4S.
     
  5. rondocap thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, can I save a bit of money going to a 3rd party repair vs apple?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Probably depending what parts need to be replaced.
    If its more than $150 bring it to Apple and get a replacement instead of trying to fix yours.
     

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