So my iPhone 4s went in the washing machine! New screen needed.

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  1. jbrown, May 13, 2012
    Last edited: May 13, 2012

    jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Through an act of carelessness my phone went for a 5 minute swim in my back pocket in the washing machine.:eek: It was still operating when I retrieved it - but quite erratically. I managed to turn it off and left it in a warm place to dry.

    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. :)

    PS - I see screens for sale on EBAY - with tools, but want to make sure I get a decent one. Its a UK one if it makes any different.
     
  2. Rcflex macrumors member

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    Maybe the genius bar at the apple store... not sure what they will charge you though...
     
  3. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    I think you should get a replacement

    The water will have corroded the pcb inside and given time the phone might fail completely

    Apple can be quite good, tell them what happened and they might offer a replacement phone for £120

    I think you would pay around that for a screen anyway
     
  4. kromekat macrumors member

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    You'll pay a lot less for a replacement lcd on eBay, but it will not be as good a panel as the original by a long shot. I replaced a broken 3GS LCD so my daughter could use the phone as an iPod, - it's fine, but not as bright or as wide a viewing angle!
     
  5. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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  6. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Yes - one for immediate advice for the emergency at hand. The other for guidance as to what sort of display I might need and tools.

    Did we really need the inane question? :rolleyes:
     

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