Wet iphone 3GS and now won't stay off.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jingles8302, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. jingles8302 macrumors member

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    Hello all i recently had my iphone fall out of my pocket getting out of my car and it was raining. It didn't get soaked but it landed face down on a wet ground. and it still powers on fine and works good but it keeps turning itself on and also displays a "This accessory is not made to work with iphone. would you like to turn on airplane mode to reduce interference?" i know i can put it in rice for a few days but it won't stay off. any suggestions anyone? Thanks.
    Sincerely,
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Sounds like you have some bridging activation of the 30 pin connection port (it thinks it's being plugged-in). Clean/dry the port with any of the many ways previously described in MacRumors.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Put it in rice anyway and let it run out of power on its own.
     
  4. callumacrae macrumors newbie

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    Happened to me. I just put it in the airing cupboard for a few hours and it was fine.

    ~Callum
     
  5. RabidBear macrumors member

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    I've had two iPhones (3G/3GS) get completely submerged in liquid. Both came back up fine after they had ample time to dry. Placing it in a ziplock bag full of rice worked fine for me but took about a week to fully dry out. Opening the phone and blow drying it also worked, but this is not for the faint of heart. YMMV
     
  6. Bobocharlie macrumors newbie

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    Wet Iphone-

    Put the phone in a container with dry rice and silica- will dry out in 24-36 hours. Mine got wet Thurs night- packed it in rice immediately, added silica Friday night- was dry and fully operational Sat morning- no lost data. Good luck.

    PS- You can get silica at a craft store- used to dry flowers........just be sure to keep it away from pets.
     

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