iPhone 3GS water-damage backlight problem!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Rauss, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Rauss macrumors newbie

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    #1
    hi,
    my iphone got wet, after the individual parts been placed in rice, tested it and gave me backlight issue, so i cleaned the coil with toothbrush and alcohol.
    tested after and the screen is all black...
    is it normal? can the coil issue may turn the lcd black?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Might be many things. With water damage is hard to tell and could get costly guessing.
    Replacement 3GS is $150 at Apple.
     
  3. Rauss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i'm sure that the lcd is fine cause i tested my own with a iphone from a friend of mine, and my iphone is detected by the comp and gives the alive bip.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Give it a shot.
    Usually with water damage more things start to go once corrision starts setting in.
    But you could be lucky. Up to you.
     
  5. Rauss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do you advise to try cleaning again with alcool, and replace the coil?
     
  6. Tander macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt this is going to make much difference. When it comes with water damage - it may appear to be working fine now - but as time goes on, it'll only get worse.

    But, what have you got to loose right?
    Go ahead and clean it again - like above, you may get lucky. :cool:
     
  7. Rauss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanx ;)
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, give it a shot.
    Not sure how much the coil would cost but if its not that either then I wouldnt bother.
    Up to you.
     

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