Accidental water damage : iPhone 4
My Iphone was put into water by accident for an hour or so while it was charging. I noticed it just after trying to open it afterward (the camera lense has tiny dew drops in it). Now it won't open but the flash is light. Do you think it's still salvageable? And if so, how? I've heard of putting a phone into a bag of rice to dry it. Urban legend or not?
It is now sitting in rice since last night. The drops of water in the lense are gone so I guess its workin but it still wont turn on. Should I wait a few more days? Or is it dead?
Isabelle Montpetit, you can use rice or a thirsty bag, but only as a first aid. It will not prevent corrosion or damage. The very first thing I would recommend is to not even trying to turn your phone on. Remove the battery. Use this guide to disassemble your phone. Clean it the same way as shown here. That guide was written for a 3G but all the steps still apply to your phone. Once you got that accomplished, replace your battery, reassemble your phone and check for any further damage. Hope this helps, good luck
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