Water damage, phone turns on WITH RESPONSIVE TOUCH, but screen is black

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sunsetblow, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. sunsetblow macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2013
    Hi everyone, I know the chances are bad for water damaged phones but I thought I'd ask anyway:

    Got a little water on the top of the phone, opened it up and set it in front of a fan for an hour. It powered back on and so I used it (I know, big mistake).

    Anyway, so the situation now is that the phone powers on (since the silence rocker activates the vibration, and when I connect to laptop, iTunes recognizes it) but the screen is completely black.

    Strangely enough, I accidentally activated the emergency call and was even able to hear the dialing button sounds as I pressed it while the screen was completely black.

    I set it on front of the fan for a bit longer. I also cleaned off all cables and ports with isopropyl. Still no dice.

    Any other last ditch things I can try? Really don't have the funds to replace the phone wholesale.
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Apr 13, 2017
  3. sunsetblow thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2013
    Wow. Mind blown... never would've thought of that

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