WOW.. water seeped behind screen..

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  1. RC83 macrumors 6502

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    Installed BSE front cover last night.. I used minimal water, and turned my phone on this morning.. when on a white screen I see water seepage on the bottom left corner of the screen! Will it dry out??
     
  2. jp700p macrumors regular

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    Don't panic. Yes it will dry out. Mine took 7 days to completely inside beneath the glass.
     
  3. RC83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    good to freakin hear! man I was in panic mode! Can I still use the phone or no?
     
  4. liamkp macrumors 68020

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    I wouldnt suggest it, but maybe.
     
  5. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Put it in rice as much as possible. I don't think it will mess up anything if you use it.
     
  6. RC83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    man, another question.. Where exactly is the water tag, so I can check it?
     
  7. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you also put it in a bag of rice to help with the moisture in the phone?
     
  8. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    One in the headphone jack, one smaller one in the USB connector. You shouldn't see any red in either place.
     
  9. RC83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmm not too sure what im looking for, but I see no noticeable "red"

    could I try a hair dryer?
     
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    Place it in a baggie of rice overnight and it should be fine. I had one that dropped in a toilet, and placed it in a small bag of rice for (7) days and it works like new...:eek:
     
  12. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Not a good idea, bag of uncooked rice is your best bet.
     
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  14. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Nice post ^^^ Definitely keep an eye on those indicators. You can also take an old toothbrush or an oral dental brush and clean the bottom of the iPhone at the connector. I had the 3GS in Palm Springs (118º in the shade) and the bottom of the iPhone accumulated that white and green crap without my knowledge and voided the warranty. Just clean that area periodically b/c the sensors weren't pink or red, but the area was corroded and the Apple Store was pretty quick to void the warranty...:eek:
     
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  16. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    I don't suggest it (either).
     
  17. Makaveliarts macrumors 6502

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    I had water behind the screen of my 3Gs before, quite a bit probably because it covered a little more than half the screen.

    End story, no water detectors went off and it still works perfectly. So you have a pretty good chance of the iPhone being un harmed.
     
  18. RC83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    did you use any drying methods? you used the phone normal? how long did it take?

    So using it normal is ok? it will eventually dry out?.. its not like water is dripping out or anything.. its in rice right now.. but You all know how it is.. we need to use our phones
     
  19. baller1308 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't use it for at least a day. Just let it sit in the bag of rice. The longer you wait the better, but it's your call.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Good luck, OP.
     
  21. RC83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I took it out of the rice just to fire it up and see whats going on.. its gotten better in just 7 hours.. Its still got a ways to go though.. *fingers crossed* back to work tomorrow and I need my phone.. :mad:
     
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  23. Makaveliarts macrumors 6502

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    I waited around 30 or so hours. I used the rice method. Do not turn it off/on though.
     
  24. RC83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol i dunno dude... lots of people are suggesting that.. i wonder if i can take the back off and try to dry that way?

    should I take the back off and dry it out more?
     
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