7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 15, 2011 1:24 AM by zfremont
zfremont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My iphone 3g dropped in water,  i shut it off ,opened it,cleared excess water and put it in the rice bag for 2 days, after that I checked to find it was turning on but half of the screen was unresponsive but I can see apps and half of the screen was working fine   .So i again put it in rice for 4 days, now screen is totally blank ,  only  receiving calls no back light or any lines simply black screen . I tried home and sleep/ wake button reboot , but its not working either.

Please help!!!  thanks in advance


iPhone 3G, iOS 4.3
  • maddidallas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    sorta the same thing happened to me. but you can look up dr cell phone on google and apparently he can fix your phone quickly and its cheap too. but i havent tried that yet! sorry! hope your phone works again.

  • gdgmacguy Level 6 Level 6 (19,500 points)

    I'm not sure what help you expect other users on this forum can provide you.  You've obviously damaged your iPhone by dropping it in water.

     

    You need to bring your phone into Apple for an out-of-warranty exchange, which is 199.00 USD.

  • zfremont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just need to know if replacing any part can make it working again as I metioned it is receiving calls and messages , mute /sound switch is also working , just nothing is visible, or its now a piece of junk so that i can throw it and buy something better.

  • zfremont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    what did u do when that happened to you ????

  • zfremont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Putting iphone for 5 more days in rice bag , makes it working again . Everything is working fine

    So I can conclude , if ur phone gets in water , turn it off , dry the excess water and put it in rice bag for 8- 10 days.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (43,130 points)

    zfremont wrote:

     

    My iphone 3g dropped in water,  i shut it off ,opened it,cleared excess water and put it in the rice bag for 2 days

    Shutting it off = good

    putting it in rice bag = good

    opening it up and trying to clean it out = not so good.

     

    I'm guessing you're permanently damaged it. I'm sure you could replace something to get it working again. As for what, I'd suggest the phone.

  • zfremont Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    KiltedTim wrote:

     

     

     

    Shutting it off = good

    putting it in rice bag = good

    opening it up and trying to clean it out = not so good.

     

    I'm guessing you're permanently damaged it. I'm sure you could replace something to get it working again. As for what, I'd suggest the phone.


    please read my last post,  I already mention that  the phone is working again ....rice bag trick really works