iPhone 3GS - Fixed water damage. Except restart problem.

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  1. vaiboy macrumors newbie

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    hi Everyone, my iPhone 3GS went into the washing machine for the entire wash cycle. I took the phone apart (everything including batteries, display etc) and dried it out for a few days and put it back together. The phone turned on, the display is 80% readable and the touch screen works great too. The only problem is that the phone keeps restarting every 8 minutes (connected or not).

    Any thoughts or inputs are appreciated.

    If I fix this problem, I'm thinking of replacing the display with a new one.

    thanks!!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It could be many things that are wrong/shorted with it.
    I wouldnt advise you to spend any more money on replacing random parts hoping it will work. Just bring it to Apple and get a replacement for $200.
    And keep it away from the washer machine :D
     
  3. vaiboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I did not know I could get a replacement for $200. I'd hate to sign a another 2 year contract with ATT. That's the main reason and also, the geek in me wants to fix this unit :)

    Yep, No more washing machines!! :)
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You dont sign another contract when you get an out of warranty replacement though:)
    You just bring it to Apple and they replace it for you without touching your account or extending your contract.
     
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