Washed iPhone 4s

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Hause55, May 24, 2012.

  1. Hause55 macrumors newbie

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    My wife washed her new iphone 4s for about 5 min in the washer. Turned it off put in rice for a couple days. It actually worked fine for a while wile a screen flicker. I went to update the software and now its bricked. I can't get ios to install on it now. Anything I can do to fix this? I've done DFU mode. Every time I try to install ios 5 I get an error.

    Please help!
     
  2. Hause55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that when only the screen was flickering. They said I would have to replace the screen. Do they have a way to install iOS on it for me?
     
  3. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Try a hard reset if that doesn't work try putting it in DFU mode. Sounds to me like a software issue more then anything seeing it happened right after updating the software.
     
  4. Hause55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help. The reset didn't work. IOS isn't installed on it and I can't get it to install. Do you think they would fix it for free at the apple store? I don't have insurance.
     
  5. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Nope. You'll probably have to pay the $199 to get it fixed.
     
  6. macingman macrumors 68020

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    If it is a software issue which is likely then yes they do it for free. If it is a hardware issue there's a 200$ replacement fee.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You cant install iOS on a water damaged iphone.
    Its not a software issue, its a hardware issue.
    Go to Apple and tell them you only put it in the washer for 5 minutes:D
     

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