Iphone down toilet !

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  1. saintetienne, Jul 30, 2011
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    saintetienne macrumors newbie

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    I gave my wife my iphone to look after then Somehow she managed to drop my iphone down the toilet (fortunately it was flushed) I dismantled and dryed with isopropyl and silica gel . Left for a few days , then today I plugged into puter , nothing happened , then after about 10 minutes it connected to itunes and came up with correct info - but lcd display is light up but white with marble effect !. I did a sync/diagnostic test which came back good . Then rang the phone , it rang ok - I guessed where the answer slide was and answered it and it worked fine , then texted phone - that arrived ok , but could not see it . I did a shot of the screen and retrieved it ok ( time and date are wrong ) Has this happened to any one else and will the display be back ok with a new Lcd ?

    thanks in advance
     

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    Your screenshot looks fine. What’s the issue?
     
  3. saintetienne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry for misunderstanding - The actual screen itself - just shows bright white blobby effect only - the shot was just to show the phone internals where working - am I correct in thinking that the shot I have attached is what the screen would be displaying if it was working ok ? hence new screen is the way to go ?

    cheers
     
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  5. saintetienne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers for the reply - has got to be worth a go
     
  6. saadahmed786 macrumors newbie

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    you are very lucky haha. LCD's are simple and easy to change on the 3g and 3gs
     
  7. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    The problem with water ingression is the issues later down the line when the water starts oxidizing on the internal boards.

    People sometimes find the phone works ok for a while and then starts gradually failing.
     
  8. saintetienne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the good advice guys - I have already dismantled and washed with isopropyl alcohol - anything else I should use ?
     
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    long story - it was in her handbag with her makekup , pulled her makeup out then .... plop ! :(
     
  11. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Usually it's because the phone is in the back pocket of the owners jeans !!
     
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  13. wacky4alanis macrumors 6502

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    I had the opposite happen to my wife's old 3G when she dropped it in the toilet. The display itself was fine, but the back-light was burned out, so you could only see it if you held it under a light at the right angle. Everything else on the phone worked fine. I took it to a local repair guy, but upon inspection, he determined I would need to replace the mother board and it wasn't worth the trouble. Good luck with yours!
     
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    Worst place ever for a phone.
     
  15. Chestersmith macrumors newbie

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    touch pad problem

    My phone was dropped from my hand.after that it's touch pad is not working any more.:( In this fact what can i do to fix it??
     
  16. saintetienne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just to post update - bought new lcd for £10.99, this arrived about 40 mins ago - phone is up and running now and have tested all functions - unforunately the only thing that does not work is the power switch - but things could have been a hell of a lot worse :eek: - I may replace myself if it looks ok to do , anyone had any experience on power buttons ? are the expensive to have repaired - things went well with the lcd but I do not want to push my luck to far !
     

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