Please HELP!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jbrown, May 12, 2012.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Manages to put my iPhone in with the wash. :eek::mad::mad::mad:

    Stopped it after 2 minutes.

    Phone powers and has screen - but a bit erratic.

    I was trying to unlock the screen with the slider to turnoff the power.

    Eventually managed to do it. I have functionality - but the screen appears quite blotchy.

    I've now powered it down and have it in the airing cupboard to thoroughly dry.

    What else can I do??:confused::confused::confused:

    Thanks:(
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Open the back if it's a 4/4's remove the battery thoroughly dry out then put it back together.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If that doesn't work bring it to apple and pay the replacement fee.
    Next time keep away from the washer.
     
  4. Ishmumrhmn macrumors regular

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    It's probably hardware damaged at this point.

    Take it to apple
     
  5. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Power off. Put inside a bag full of uncooked rice.
    Use a hair dryer?

    Genius Bar is the most likely option. Ask for alternatives there, and maybe a "battery" replacement could do the trick for you, $79, if the Genius and the manager are willing to give you a good will help.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can try but if the moist sensors are red it's a no go.
     
  7. Ishmumrhmn macrumors regular

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    Not IF, it IS red because it was in a washer
     
  8. matttye macrumors 601

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    Unfortunately you've already done the worst thing you could have done by turning it on. It's probably fried now. :(

    However, try putting it in a bag of dry, uncooked rice for two days and don't touch it. After two days, check it for any signs of moisture and if there still is some, leave it longer. If it seems dry, turn it on and hope for the best.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Pretty much what I was thinking too:)
     
  10. iBrickedMyPsp macrumors member

    iBrickedMyPsp

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    in the washer lol..

    yeah take out battery you probably should even just replace it like 6 dollars but try switching with a friend if he will even let you just to test it
     
  11. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Thanks for all the input.



    I didn't turn it on - it WAS on. Because the touch screen controls were not responsive...I had a hard time to turn it off ( sliders wouldn't respond ).


    Anyway - it's the next day now and I left it in a warm place all night - turned off.

    It all works!!:D

    However - the screen image is all blotchy - and it looks permanent. So can anyone point me in the right direction to get a new screen ( and the tools to change it )?

    Many thanks. :)
     
  12. matttye macrumors 601

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    Ahh fair enough, you've still turned it back on too early though. Why so eager? Could be an expensive mistake.
     

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