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Broken phone- any advice
Well, some time ago I spilt wine on my iphone (3g) and it turned itself off, so before turning it back on I took the front off to dry inside, after putting it back together it worked fine except the backlight had gone. after a few days it started working for breif flashes and then eventually started working again, for about a week, then it stopped working again. it flashed on again a couple of times after that so I was hoping it would just start working again but it doesn't look like it gunna do. So anybody have any advice as to what exacly they think is wrong with it? I'm wondering if it's worth buying a new LCD screen? would this solve the problem or does it sound like the problem may be caused by somthing else
thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
- 10-19-2010, 11:48 AM #2
- 10-19-2010, 12:05 PM #3
- 10-19-2010, 05:26 PM #4
I agree with the rice thing. On day 6 of having our iphones, my wife spilt coffee on hers, which caused the speaker to not work anymore. I filled a tupperware container full of rice, place the phone screen down, put some more rice on top, and put the lid on the tupperware and let it sit over night. The next day it worked perfect, and I swear her speaker is louder than mine now.
- 10-20-2010, 04:46 PM #5
- 10-20-2010, 09:14 PM #6
- 10-20-2010, 09:42 PM #7
I'd be more worried about the internal parts. Rice or the fridge may not help with that.
I'd take it in to the Apple store (or even a local authorized Apple reseller if you dont want to be with the crowds) and have them look at it.
Just be careful where you set drinks near electronic devices (this is advice for everyone)
- 10-21-2010, 12:30 AM #8
- 10-21-2010, 04:11 AM #9
- 11-24-2010, 02:41 AM #10
- 11-24-2010, 07:41 AM #11
There are several places that do water damage repair for about $100-$150, my sister dropped her iphone 3G in a pitcher of beer and she tried the race bag trick and nearly every other trick in the book and nothing worked. She spent $125 at a local shop that did water damage repair and a day later she got her phone back and its been working like a champ since. The thing was in the beer pitcher for prob 10-15 seconds she said, so obviously it soaked in.