Is it possible for water to leak in

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Lucbert, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Lucbert macrumors regular

    Lucbert

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    Is it possible for water to leak in thru the small gap between the chrome bezel and the screen?
    Because today I used my iPhone after it had rained outside and suddenly a big drop of water fell down from a tree and hit my iPhone at the right edge of the screen.
    There was some water in the gap that is in between the chrome bezel and the screen. I sucked removed the water immediately but I fear that some water might have leaked into the device.
    Is that possible? I have seen some pictures of iPhone that had a light leak at that exact spot so it seems like it is not perfectly sealed.
    How long would it take for water-damage to show?
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    In theory, if there is a light leak, I suppose its possible for water to get into the phone through that opening, however it is unlikely because there isnt much pressure behind a raindrop. I wouldnt worry too much. There was a decent amount of rain on my phone this morning walking into the office, and im not worried.

    What the f*** does that mean exactly?
     
  3. Lucbert thread starter macrumors regular

    Lucbert

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    Sorry, I ment to say I tried sucking on it to remove the water (suck the water out) and than used a paper towel to remove the rest.

    Seems like I accidentally deleted some words
     
  4. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Its not snake venom, man. I bet you looked kinda funny sucking on your iPhone.

    Teething baby? There's an app for that.
     
  5. Lucbert thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply!
    Do you know how long it would take for my iPhone to start showing signs of a water damage if there was one?
     
  6. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Hmm, well its the corrosion that would affect the components. I'd say you'd see it within the 1st day if there is a problem created by the water. Thats what I hear from many that experience water damage, but their stories are of submersion in water, not water droplets.

    maybe you should call Apple and ask? Its not a voided warranty until the sensors are pink.
     
  7. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

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    hahahahhaha omg you seriously tried to suck on the iphone to get the water out? hahahhahahahahahha
     
  8. Gadgetgeezer macrumors regular

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    There is a rubberized gasket between the screen and the bezel. Don't lose any sleep man :cool:
     

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