Water Damage iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by the.omnibus, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. the.omnibus macrumors member

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    I had to jump in and save someone in a chlorinated swimming pool with my iPhone in my pocket. After I got them out, realized I had my phone in my pocket, and panicked even more, I hit the lock button, effectively (possibly) short-circuting the device. I then put the phone in rice overnight and left it drying on the kitchen counter for 10 days. When I plug the phone into the computer, It displays the apple logo and tries to restart but can't.

    I'm going to sell it as a water-damaged iPhone on eBay, but was wondering if I can somehow boot into the iPhone Operating System or repair it on the cheap.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can try a repair shop that does iphones or bring it to apple and pay the $200 fee to have it replaced.
     
  3. iFixYouri macrumors member

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    A repair shop would probably be the best way to go...save you a couple bucks and you'll retain your original info(as long as they're able to fix it).
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Well said.
    IfixYouri is great.
     

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