iPhone3 Left in Rain Accidentally - Cannot Power It OFF

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ChinaIzzie, May 8, 2013.

  1. ChinaIzzie macrumors newbie

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    Hi - accidentally left my iPhone 3 in the rain for about 20 minutes before I realized it was outside.

    Everything I've read says to power it off immediately, but I can't get it to do so. One video said that if I get the spinning wheel, I should try to power it off by hitting both the power and home button simultaneously, but this doesn't work - it just turns itself back on, no matter how many times I try this procedure.

    Regardless, I dried and shook out the phone as best as I could, took a vacuum for a few minutes to both the charging and headphone ports, removed the SIM card and have the phone buried in a sealed ziplock bag of rice. I plan to leave it there for a few days, but am concerned that it still remains powered on.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. coolio93 macrumors 6502

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    Houston, TX
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    No Idea how to make sure it stays off. Sounds like water got between the electrical contacts of the power switch.


    pray that the bag of rice works.....
     

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