Wet iPhone - An unusual problem

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Pixellated, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    Earlier today, my iPhone got wet. I knew what to do - Switch off, put in rice etc...

    I tried to switch it off, it didn't - straight from spinning cog to apple logo and back on again. Everything else works perfectly - the only other problem was it thought it had headphones plugged in, but then I dried it with a hairdryer and it was fine.

    It will still not switch off, unless it is connected to the charger and charging (v. strange)


    EDIT: If I switch it off while plugged in, then unplug it, it will switch on straight away.
    Thanks
     
  2. VydorScope macrumors regular

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    put it in rice till you get an answer. YOu need to get that moisture out of is ASAP.
     
  3. Pixellated thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. VydorScope macrumors regular

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    If no one else comes up with something better you could run the battery down by streaming nexflix or something. In a couple hours the batter be dead, possibly before an answer is posted.

    Do you have APpleCare+? Or Squaretrade?
     
  5. Pixellated thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Neither :(
     
  6. VydorScope macrumors regular

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    If it does not work after drying out, take it to a Apple store. Some people have reported that they have had success getting phone fixed regardless. Others have said they have gotten replacements for $199. Worth a shot. Then buy AppleCare :D
     
  7. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Applecare doesn't cover a water damaged phone anyway. The warranty is void. Get the $199 Apple replacement.
     
  8. VydorScope macrumors regular

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    REally? Glad I got square trade then!
     

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