iPhone 3GS Screen Water Damage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by KAKA2081, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. KAKA2081 macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys , yesterday while i was in the pool , some water entered my phone screen and it was only some water and the screen got some water down and the water damaged sensor is half red and half white and the touch screen is not functioning well , yesterday i searched google and found the rice method , is it worth a try ? it will fix my phone and the screen will function well again ?

    Btw dont say "Just buy an iphone 4 or get another phone" im not a rich guy and im only 14 years old :p dont really have much money for a new phone :p
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Did you turn the phone off as soon as it got wet? Any damage that is going to done, will be done by now if not.
     
  3. KAKA2081 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes i did , but the phone is working well , everything is working well even the home button the only wet part on the phone is where the brightness sensors ( 3 circles near the Speaker) and the screen isnt functioning well its going crazy :p

    So what shall i do to get it fixed :/


    EDIT : No , i only opened it after i got home and charged it
     
  4. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    You should have taken it completely apart and put all of the components in plastic bags filled with rice. I wouldn't be surprised if something has short circuited inside the phone.
     
  5. KAKA2081, Jul 4, 2011
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    KAKA2081 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay guys i got good news and bad news :/

    Good news: All the water have dissappeared from the phone screen.

    Bad News : The touch screen is not functioning properly , its like drunk and half the screen is not working :(

    Ill try doing a restore and i will give u the results

    Result : same :( Please Help guys
     
  6. stridemat Moderator

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  7. KAKA2081, Jul 4, 2011
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    KAKA2081 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Which part exactly ?

    i need to buy a full LCD screen :(( ?! or which part :S ?
     
  8. stridemat Moderator

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    I would start with this one, however it may not still work. The damage could be in any number of places.
     

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