Water Damage ... lucky!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Brett3rThanU, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Brett3rThanU macrumors regular

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    My fiance dropped her iPhone in the toilet yesterday, why women talk on their cell phones in the bathroom is beyond me, but I digress. Needless to say, she dropped it and it sat for a second before pulling it out. It was still on, but there was the message "This accessory is not made to work with this device, blah blah..." I told her to just leave it alone and aim a fan on it for a few hours. When I got home a few hours later the phone just had a white screen so I tried a reset and then blank, nothing, the iPhone wouldn't even come on. At this point we had nothing to lose because it was pretty obvious there was water insde, so I opened her up. After removing the glass I could see water, so I quickly dried it and used a hair dryer on it. I also removed a few of the ribbon connections and cleaned them with some isopropyl alcohol, then let the phone sit open overnight to dry. This morning I put the phone back together and it's a miracle, it works just as it did before! I just wanted to let everyone know there is still hope even if you drop the iPhone in water and it appears broken!
     
  2. DPA macrumors 65816

    DPA

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    Great to know but some people may not be as good at putting it back together as you are.:p But that is great advice! Wish this would of appeared about a month ago though, use your imagination as of why...;)

    David
     

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