Dropped my iPhone in WATER, after 3 days doesnt turn on!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sindinha, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. sindinha macrumors newbie

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    Guys, my iPhone felt on the toilet, I imedialty took and dried with towels. Then, I left on a Tupperware full of rice to exactly 3 days... Today, I tried to turn on and nothing.

    I put the phone to charge and the low Battery bar comes up, suddenly disappears and the apple logo appears and fade out leaving only the black screen (u can tell it's on because of the brightness)...

    Now, I left the phone charging to see if it works...


    Any ideas? Should I put back on the rice?
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Yeah... I'm with blueroom. That phone took a dirt nap. :(
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's what happens when electronics come in contact with water. They short out.
    Sounds like your phone is done.
     
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    My friend had his iPhone dropped in a water bottle never turned on until 3 months later, and the home button never worked.
     
  9. redheeler macrumors 603

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    You likely fried the logic board. If so it's a goner.
     
  10. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    shame apple can not build a waterproof phone contrary to sony...
     
  11. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Or folks could not take it to the toilet. I swear toilets are magnets for phones.
     
  12. sindinha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All right guys, I tried to restore with iTunes, When i plug on the pc, the itunes recognizes it and shows that's in the recovery mode.

    I downloaded the update and etc, when prompted to restore, my iphone shows the progress bar under the apple logo and then... a blue screen appears and the itunes says the restore could not be complted...


    i'm screwed :(
     
  13. moptart macrumors member

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    Which Iphone do you have? I have an iphone 6+ and dropped it in a deep bathtub of water 2 times! I retrieved it immediately after the 1st drop, then it slipped out of my hands and fell in a 2nd time.

    After that, I dried the phone off, powered it down and put it in a bag of rice for about 20 hours.

    It's been working flawlessly for almost 2 weeks (knock on wood)!
     
  14. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Take it to Apple, see how much an Out of Warranty replacement will cost you.
     
  15. sindinha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    5s
     
  16. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    It's most likely dead. iPhones are not waterproof.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its shorted out.
    You think restoring it with itunes will magically repair the shorts and liquid damage your cause? You dont get it still.
    Keep trying though, after 1000 it might work:D
     
  18. Peter K., Feb 17, 2015
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    The big question: are you still gonna eat the rice?
     
  19. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    my iPhone 6 was drenched in heavy rain in the middle of the road for hours. Fully functional.
    Hard to believe the 5S would break immediately after 1 drop.

    UNLESS...OP had peed into the toilet prior to dropping it.
    In which case, the toilet water would effectively be saline water - highly conductive to electricity. In this case, even an instantaneous exposure would short the phone.
     
  20. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I remember reading something when the 6 came out that Apple put some rubber seals around the switches with the 6/6+ to help with brief water exposures, so that might explain why the 5S is more easily drowned.
     
  21. sindinha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Exactly, when it dropped I immediately took out
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Consider your case a very very rare occurrence.
    Doesn't mean because yours miraculously survived certain death that every other device will work fine after getting wet.
    Or they might work for a little bit and then corrosion will start setting in and most internal electronics will start to fail.
    Hard to believe after 1 drop in water that it will short?
    Lack of logic...
     
  23. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    I dropped my iPhone in the water (not toilet) and I shook out the water from the ports really good before putting it in a bag of rice. The water still can be trapped in the usb ports.
     
  24. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    A functioning previously wet phone could turn unreliable at any moment.
     
  25. Ta0jin macrumors 6502a

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    I thought applecare plus covered water damage.
     

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