HELP - iphone + water + now working

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by richxps, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. richxps macrumors 65816

    richxps

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    Hi all, quick question. I have a iphone 3g that fell in a puddle ,it did not work so i bought a new one. So two weeks later i pluged it in and i got the battery with lighning bolt, so i left it over night and all of a sudden its back to its self ? It works just like it use it and i put my sim back it and i can make calls and do everything and the water indicater is red. So what happend ? Im going to give it to my wife to use now we can both have iphones but is this just some luck i had with the phone ?
     
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    I think you had incredibly good luck that the iPhone is fully functional again.
     
  3. renewed macrumors 68040

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    it dried out? ;)
     
  4. hippo206 macrumors 6502

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    i think the title should be:

    iphone + water = now working

    or the orginal title should be:

    Help - (iphone + water +now working) = Richxps
     
  5. richxps thread starter macrumors 65816

    richxps

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    lol, yea i guess my title is a little off.

    Im still just amazed that it works again, even with the water indicator on. Wonder if one day it will just stop working again ? Weird but ill have my wife use it for the next few weeks and see what happens and update the thread.
    I guess if anyone has a water damaged iphone just keep playing around with it and pressing the rest and plug it in the wall a few times and or leave it over night and you might have the same luck as i had.
     
  6. renewed macrumors 68040

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    FYI: The water indicator is just a sticker that turns colors when the iPhone is exposed to too much moisture. It isn't a kill switch. It is so the Apple Geniuses know that it was in contact with water, therefore voiding the warranty. Even if the iPhone dries out, the sticker remains pink/red.
     
  7. richxps thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So thats just a sticker ? Is there a way to change it or may be white it out again ?
     
  8. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Not without hassle.
     

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