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    Unhappy HELP! iPhone Water Damage!!

    I just dropped my iPhone in a bucket of water and it was submerged there for 3-5 seconds..

    When I pulled it out the display was really dim (like I turned the brightness to 0%) and I could hardly see anything..

    I restarted it and the screen is still really dim and I can't slide to unlock or slide to power off..

    Also, it keeps saying "This accessory is not supporteD" and the red light on the front is lit up...

    What do I do?..

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    Should have turned it off immediately.

    Its stuffed. Take it to Apple store and get a replacement.
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    How much will that cost me?..

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    I took the SIM try out, sucked the water out of the top and bottom then dried it with a hair drier from both ends, but it's not turning on now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonno92 View Post
    I took the SIM try out, sucked the water out of the top and bottom
    Using what?
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    mouth.. lol.

    If I take it to Apple, how much will it cost me? Is there a more *constructive* story I can tell them?..

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    Same thing happened to a friend's iPhone. Just leave it alone to dry for a few days, then try. Full details here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonno92 View Post
    How much will that cost me?..
    I think its is something like $380 for the 8GB and $470 for the 16GB.
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    plugged it into iTunes and says it's in recovery mode so I'm restoring it now so I'll see what happens..
    Can't see anything on the screen but (it's just black) so maybe the screen is dead..


    I doubt a recover will fix it.. lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonno92 View Post
    plugged it into iTunes and says it's in recovery mode so I'm restoring it now so I'll see what happens..
    Can't see anything on the screen but (it's just black) so maybe the screen is dead..


    I doubt a recover will fix it.. lol..
    Dude turn it off and leave it off for at least 3 days. Your going to stuff it up even more. There will be water inside that iPhone which if you keep applying power too, you will short it out.
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    You need to put it aside somewhere dry for a few days.

    If it isn't dead, you've probably just killed it off.
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    When I look in the headphone jack, there is nothing pink.. All I can see are white things.. Does this mean the water sensor didn't go off and I can take it back to a Vodafone store and tell them I just tried to turn it on one day and it's not working?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonno92 View Post
    When I look in the headphone jack, there is nothing pink.. All I can see are white things.. Does this mean the water sensor didn't go off and I can take it back to a Vodafone store and tell them I just tried to turn it on one day and it's not working?..
    Maybe... Does the exterior look like water damage has occurred?

    Again, I'd recommend that you try and take it to an Apple Store if possible. I think their replacement policy is a little more blase than that of Vodafone - from the people I've talked to who have had their iPhones replaced, they merely look at it, throw it in the bin and get a new one straight away.
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    I'm heaps far away from an Apple store, and never EVER have time to go there.. I might be able to go to a Voda store though..

    It doesn't look like water damage has occurred.. The red light has gone away and now all I see if the Apple Symbol very dimly (can hardly see it) and it's been there for like 20-30mins now lol.. iTunes doesn't pick it up any more either..

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    Also I heard putting it in a bag with rice is good but I don't have any rice left, but I have heaps of silica gel packets..


    So, do I put it in a sealed bag with silica gel packets, or do I take the silica gel out of the packets and put the iPhone in a sealed bag with just the silica gel?..

    Thanks

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    I suggest taking your iPhone to a apple store for repair or replacement if still under warranty.

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    The Apple store is probably the best route, if your screen is very dim I'd say the backlight is no longer working. Generally when your phone gets wet the best thing to do it to turn it off, take out the sim card and leave it to dry for a while.

    Just because water gets into an electircal device doesn't mean it's completely gone, as long as the device doesn't short out at all.

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    Leave it off in a bag of rice for a few days as others have said. Please, please please stop trying to turn it on and restore.
    This post is useless as the damage has more than been done.

    There isn't just one indicator in the headphone jack for water damage, there is one inside the bottom of the iPhone near the dock connector.

    Apple will shake their heads at you, and you will need to buy a new one.

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