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

    May 8, 2013
    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?

  2. coolio93 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2013
    Houston, TX
    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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