Water Damaged Iphone 4, any way of retrieving data?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by BretHart, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. BretHart macrumors newbie

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    Hey,
    My iphone 4 fell into the toilet and after exhausting all the usual methods (putting into rice to dry etc.), I haven't been able to make it function.
    It did initially turn on after a few days of drying but then turned itself off within half an hour.

    Since then when trying to fix it my friend damaged the connection that the battery clicks into (he was trying to see would replacing the battery work). There are 4 pins that it clicks into and one of them is now gone, unfortunate....so I don't think there's any hope of reviving the phone anymore (unless ye would know something to try or some part I could get etc.)

    So basically what I'm asking now is, is there a way for me to retrieve data that was on the phone? Is it stored on some chip I could take out and connect to something else etc.? or any method of getting my pictures and videos back? I didn't have things on the cloud when this happened (few months back) and there's alot of really good holiday photos and videos that I'd really hate to lose. When the phone did turn on for half an hour before it died it was working fine and pictures etc were there.

    If anyone can offer some help it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Most of the phone data is in the itunes backup that you do everytime you sync your phone.
     
  3. BretHart thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh forgot to mention that my laptop was in repair when this happened and had data wiped. :(
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You're basically screwed, unless you want to pay one of the high dollar data retrieval companies to get the info for you.
     
  5. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately it sounds like you are SOL. My advice at this point would be to bring it into an Apple store and see if they can help you
     
  6. Toltepeceno Suspended

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    In all else fails I would try washing it in distilled water and then drying it. In some cases, not by any means all, it's the impurities in the water causing the problem. I've had it work on several things last resort.

    Ah sorry, have to keep reading before I post:

     
  7. applejuice99 macrumors member

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    Have you backed it up to iCloud, because if you have you will be able to access your data via another iOS device on apple ID if there in no way of getting it fixed to get you data back.
     

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