White screen and showing in iTunes as being in recovery mode?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rjbarrett14, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. rjbarrett14 macrumors newbie

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    Hello MacRumors,

    I have made an account on here purposely for this thread as I am a teenager who doesn't have much money to buy a new iPhone.

    I have an iPhone 3GS which I've had for about four years now, and a few weeks ago, I kinda left my phone on a wall face-down and sat on it without realising. That isn't the cause of this problem though.

    I went on a trip out for a couple of days and managed to leave the cap off my water bottle inside my backpack (which my phone was inside too) and water got into the phone. I put it in rice as soon as I got home and I've put a hairdryer to it an hour ago and plugged it into the wall. It turned on after about twenty-five minutes but it's been stuck on a white screen. So, I plugged it into my computer and iTunes is saying that it's in recovery mode.

    I'm downloading the latest IPSW for it, but I'm wondering: will restoring it fix the white screen, or is it basically useless?

    See picture of it here: https://twitter.com/DaRyanVox/status/741430657004474369

    - Ryan.

    EDIT: Just felt the back of the phone and realised that the area where the battery is located is a bit hotter than the rest of the phone. Another question: if parts do need replacing, it it worth it or should I buy a replacement?
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 68000

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    The phone is literally too old at this point. If it doesn't get fixed automatically then you should be able to get some second hand iPhone 5 or 5S at a really cheap price.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Restoring an Iphone with iTunes does not fix hardware or liquid damage.
    Most likely the phone shorted out.
    Bring it to a repair place.
    Probably not even worth spending the money fixing such an old, outdated and slow device.
    Get a new one and be more careful with it next time.
     
  4. rjbarrett14 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers guys, will probably just stick the phone in the drawer then for the time being and get a second-hand 4S or 5 off eBay.
     

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