iPhone dropped in water - screen stains?

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  1. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    So I recently dropped my iPhone 5 in some water. It's been in a dry bowl of rice for 24 hours and everything works, fine, except my screen has these stains/blemishes:
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    Anyone know what to do?:confused:
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    If everything works, you'll need a new screen.

    However, I wouldn't be surprised if things stopped working down the line as things corrode. I'd be tempted to just pay the OOW replacement fee from Apple.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    That's what I would do, peace of mind that you'll have a working phone when you need it.
     
  4. SchuettS macrumors 6502

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  5. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

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    It will probably stay like that. Time to get a new screen and just be happy everything works
     
  6. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I've seen that before in person and it will dry out and go away.
     
  7. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a

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    Ive never seen it look like that it almostlooks like wet paper...



    like others said-there is probably still a bit of moisture under there but it is odd-probably need a screen replacement...i would turn it off til then
     
  8. ParishM macrumors regular

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    try warming it up with a blow dryer for a few minutes
     
  9. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

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    I would let it sit atleast for 4 days before I put money into fixing/replacing it.
     
  10. taptic macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't try that if I were you. It could melt the home button and worse, ruin the LCD.

    You should probably start by leaving it in the rice for a couple more days and seeing what happens. If it doesn't get better you'll probably have to replace the screen. You might try fixing it yourself... it's not very difficult, especially on the iPhone 5.
     
  11. gaanee macrumors 6502a

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    Try to find a vacuum suction. I once had a coffee spill on the laptop and it asn't starting. The technician suggested to keep it in the vacuum suction in the lab and it worked!!
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Skip the rice. Go and buy those desiccant bags. They work much better.
     

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