iPhone 3G - not booting, just *very* faintly showing Apple

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by toypadlock, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. toypadlock macrumors member

    May 17, 2010
    Basically, a couple of weeks ago I woke up and my iPhone 3G just wouldn't power on. Seemed a wee bit damp and had condensation inside the camera lens and (very slightly) inside the screen.

    Thing is, I have no idea how it could have got wet because I certainly didn't pour anything on it and it definitely wasn't a humid atmosphere.

    I stuck it inside a bowl of rice for about 6 days hoping it might dry out. The condensation's gone, but it just wouldn't do anything so I decided to forget about it.

    Only today, I get bored and push a button and lo and behold a *very* faint silver apple appears in the screen. Only when it's plugged into the mains, mind, and it goes off after about a minute.

    I've tried putting it in recovery mode but it doesn't seem to work. Does anyone have any suggestion about how to save it or shall I just let it go to iPhone heaven?
  2. ebony macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2007
    The LCD backlight has gone. Same happened to my 3GS. Take it to the apple store and they do a water damage replacement for £98.
  3. liamkp macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
    Only option unless you want to DIY.

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