Water damaged IPhone 4. (FIX ?)

Fiddlers

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Aug 9, 2012
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Hi, a friend of me gave me a destroyed(?) Iphone as a joke. He jumped out in a pool with it in his pocket, and it stopped working (no suprise). I plugged it in a power source and i got the loading mark on the screen for 3-4 seconds and then it blacked out :( (1 week after 8-10 days after the pool). I tought since i got a immage on the screen it's only the battery that's broken, and i probbaly could change it to get a perfectly working Iphone 4, is that possible or is it a bigger problem not possible to fix? :confused:
Sorry, my english is not perfect :( ...
 

fs454

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Pull the back off and submerge the entire phone in a container of dry rice for a week.

Unlikely that it will work, but this is your best bet. It probably shorted out already, though.
 

Fiddlers

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Original poster
Aug 9, 2012
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Pull the back off and submerge the entire phone in a container of dry rice for a week.

Unlikely that it will work, but this is your best bet. It probably shorted out already, though.
it's about 2 weeks since it came in contact with water :/ but i'll give it a shot. THX :)
 

vonWachtstain

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Nov 20, 2011
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Hi, a friend of me gave me a destroyed(?) Iphone as a joke. He jumped out in a pool with it in his pocket, and it stopped working (no suprise). I plugged it in a power source and i got the loading mark on the screen for 3-4 seconds and then it blacked out :( (1 week after 8-10 days after the pool). I tought since i got a immage on the screen it's only the battery that's broken, and i probbaly could change it to get a perfectly working Iphone 4, is that possible or is it a bigger problem not possible to fix? :confused:
Sorry, my english is not perfect :( ...
Take it to Apple store and have them replace it for $149.