Water Damaged iPhone wont boot passed Apple Logo Screen

Deeganator

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 29, 2010
3
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I recently bought and iPhone 3GS and after 12 days of having it i dropped it down the toilet. I dried it out as much as possible and tried turning it on (Not knowing it was the worst thing to do). I then checked the water sensor in the headphone slot and there was a pink stripe. Warranty gone. I later did some research on what to do and found that putting it in rice was a popular and successful thing to do. So i gave it a go.

3 days of drying out in the rice I checked to see if it would boot, each time it failed. It just got stuck on the Apple logo screen and never reached the home screen. I attempted a restore, all went well. iTunes stated the phone was restarting; the screen went black, then to the Apple logo appeared. (normal for an iPhone or iPod touch to do when restarting). But it never reached the home screen, it would just stay on the Apple logo screen and sometimes would be joined by the Loading circle.

Strangely iTunes was able to detect the phone, back it up and sync it. I could access and view all the files on my phone but the phone it self was stuck on the Apple logo screen.

So I thought i should leave the phone in rice for a further 6 days to dry out more and see whether it would change. Nothing did. I repeated everything i had tried and nothing would change :(.


Can anyone help me?

Ryan
 

ngrimes-2010

macrumors regular
Jul 26, 2010
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I recently bought and iPhone 3GS and after 12 days of having it i dropped it down the toilet. I dried it out as much as possible and tried turning it on (Not knowing it was the worst thing to do). I then checked the water sensor in the headphone slot and there was a pink stripe. Warranty gone. I later did some research on what to do and found that putting it in rice was a popular and successful thing to do. So i gave it a go.

3 days of drying out in the rice I checked to see if it would boot, each time it failed. It just got stuck on the Apple logo screen and never reached the home screen. I attempted a restore, all went well. iTunes stated the phone was restarting; the screen went black, then to the Apple logo appeared. (normal for an iPhone or iPod touch to do when restarting). But it never reached the home screen, it would just stay on the Apple logo screen and sometimes would be joined by the Loading circle.

Strangely iTunes was able to detect the phone, back it up and sync it. I could access and view all the files on my phone but the phone it self was stuck on the Apple logo screen.

So I thought i should leave the phone in rice for a further 6 days to dry out more and see whether it would change. Nothing did. I repeated everything i had tried and nothing would change :(.


Can anyone help me?

Ryan
Sounds like you're SOL bud.
 

jfyrfytr25

macrumors 6502a
Dec 6, 2008
761
3
sometimes you just cant salvage a water job. :(

If you are comfortable, you could open it up and see if there is any corrosion on the boards. if there is clean it off. Worth a shot since it is garbage if you dont do it.
 

Ashin

macrumors 6502a
Jun 19, 2010
903
157
Go to Apple store, since it is 3GS maybe they will replace it for you
 
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