Water vs. iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Beanstine32, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Beanstine32 macrumors newbie

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    I dropped my iPhone 4 in water and was only in water for a few seconds. I got it out and dried it off the best that i could, and checked if it still worked and it worked fine, so i didn't think anything was wrong with it. And a couple hours later the phone was on and was on a black screen and wouldn't change. My power button is broke so i couldn't hold power+home to turn it off. So when i got the chance i took the back off the phone and put it in a bag of rice for the night. The next day the phone was off and after i got the rice out of the phone i plugged it in hopping it would turn on and nothing happen. Can anyone tell me what might have happened and how to possibly fix it?
     
  2. TjeuV macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking the water won the fight :( It's probably a total loss
     
  3. Beanstine32 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you think it is the entire phone or maybe just the battery?

    Also do you know how i can get my data off the phone? I didn't have it backed up
     
  4. TjeuV macrumors 6502

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    I'm not the brightest tech mind around here but you can always try to connect it but I'm thinking the computer won't recognize your device.
     
  5. Beanstine32 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It won't iTunes won't recognize it.
     
  6. idreq macrumors newbie

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    Looks like your kinda screwed :/ But if you want to try I would suggest leaving it in the rice for maybe 3 days instead. It takes awhile for the water to leave. Hopefully nothing is wrong but usually once you experience a problem from water damage its unlikely you'll be able to fix it. Good luck.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Why does everyone think that?
    They get the phone wet and then assume its just the battery.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Ethel macrumors newbie

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    Hoping rice is the answer....

    iphone 4 down the toilet. :eek: Now in sealed container of rice and a silica sachet in a warm place. Have seen others have put their wet phones in low temp oven but that seems a bit risky! If I had Orange Care insurance would it be covered? I don't have insurance, but I might pay for it on the next phone!!
     

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