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

rondocap

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 18, 2011
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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?
 

rondocap

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 18, 2011
116
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Thanks, can I save a bit of money going to a 3rd party repair vs apple?
 
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