Well me being an *****, I threw my pants in the washer with the iphone still in pocket (original 2g) and now it works...only when hooked up to the charger. It worked perfectly fine for one night, it it completely useless? anyting I can do? thanks, neil
- 02-26-2009, 08:00 AM #2
Not much at this point - you should have let it dry out for a day or two without turning it on at all. If you bring it to Apple they will see that there is water damage right away and will not touch it. At least not for free.
- 02-26-2009, 08:21 AM #4
- 02-26-2009, 08:26 AM #6
I know someone that stuck it in a ziplock with a bunch of rice and left it in the fridge overnight and everything works except the camera.
- 02-26-2009, 08:42 AM #7
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- 02-27-2009, 06:22 PM #9
my wife's iPhone was water damaged. Apple will not give you a new phone. We got another one. I saved the phone. It's been sitting for a couple of months. Decided to charge it one day see if it still worked and it did. Had the same problem as you at first too. Charged it and seemed find but as soon as I unplugged it. It died. Try to dry it out for a couple of days.
- 02-27-2009, 06:33 PM #10
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- 03-05-2009, 04:56 PM #12
rice worked for me. my phone went for a swim in the toilet. i let it sit in the rice for 48 hours and everything worked (including the camera) at that point but the screen appeared to have a few wet spots. 24 hrs after that i couldnt get the phone to stay on. i let it sit in the rice 3 more days and now it works fine. a few pixels are dead and the camera no longer works but i think i can live with that until this summer when (hopefully) a new iphone comes out.
- 03-05-2009, 05:59 PM #13
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- 04-14-2009, 09:19 PM #15
about a month and a half ago i stupidly dropped my iphone in the toilet, let it sit in rice a few days and it ended up working completely fine, it just had a few dead pixels. this past week the screen started turning mostly white with black moving lines across it. i could still sort of see the icons/buttons and use the phone and it would eventually go back to normal. it did this yesterday and this time has not recovered. could this have anything to do with the previous water damage? any advice? should i just give up and wait til the new iphone comes out this summer?
- 04-15-2009, 01:48 PM #16iPhone Newbie
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- 05-10-2009, 11:35 AM #20iPhone Intermediate
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So put "White-out" inside at the bottom of your ear phone jack water damaged phone, then it will cover the red dot with white, looking like no water damage ever occurred
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- 05-14-2009, 06:13 AM #23iPhone Pro
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Would the car dealer replace your car if it was ruined in a flood? Warranty replacements/service are for manufacturer defects how is water damage a defect? Attempting to make them believe there is no water damage is fraud, which is stealing. I just find it odd that this is acceptable.