iPhone water damage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Dred12, May 8, 2011.

  1. Dred12 macrumors newbie

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    Somebody help me please. I was doing work outside yesterday trying to fix the dock actually, when i realized my iPhone was still in my bloody pocket. Instantly I jumped out ran up stairs and put it in a bowl of rice. This morning i went to check on it and it turned on but its in recovery mode right now. I plugged it in my computer and it popped up saying i have to restore it to its default settings. When i tried doing this it went through the restoration with no problems and i got that message that says your iPhone has been returned to its default settings but when it reboots itself its back in recovery mode. Did I fry my phone? or is there a way to fix this? Cause i cant afford to buy another....
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Was it a sealed bowl? You might try leaving it in there longer.
     
  3. Dred12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply!
    Should it be sealed? i just had it in an aluminum bowl with rice (no cover)
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    IIRC, the rice works better at removing the moisture from the iPhone if they're in a sealed container (like a bowl with a lid, or a ziploc bag).
     

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