Washed iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mkjj, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. mkjj macrumors 6502a

    mkjj

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    I have mentioned this elsewhere, but I thought it needed updating.

    I gave my wife my original 2G iPhone and on its 2nd anniversary (9th Nov here in the UK) it met what seemed to be an early demise. It had a full wash and spin in the washing machine! Came out pretty intact (small scratch only) but I thought completely dead. I dried out best as I could and it has sat in a bag of silica gel for over a week.

    Thought I would try plugging in last night. iTunes saw the phone, serial number and all but wanted to do a full restore, clicked on OK and downloaded new update and it had a good go at installing the software but came up with an error message (not surprised about that!).

    It does not seem to charge at all though. Maybe wait a bit longer and see what happens! Keep you posted. :(
     
  2. scottness macrumors 65816

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    Battery's probably toast... I'm amazed that you got it to do anything. :eek:

    What error message?
     
  3. mkjj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm at work at the moment but something like Error 1603

    will check tonight.
     
  4. RobMoss macrumors regular

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    Ah yes, Error 1603 - only wash at 40 degrees.
     
  5. mkjj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL! very funny :D

    Had it on a cool wash at 30 degrees, that's the problem then....
     
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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  7. mkjj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Think you're right!
     

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