Liquid damage, everything works except for SIM card reader & backlight
My new iPhone 3GS fell into a vase of clean tap water. As a first emergency step I tried to dry it with towel and then leave it inside a bag of rice (I read that it can help salvage water damaged mobile phone).
3-4 days later, it is dry and works fine. I can watch video, listen to music, connect to internet, and play game with the responsive touch screen. However the back light no longer works. The screen became dark and almost impossible to read it under the sunlight. Also now, it doesn't read any of the SIM card.
Obviously because it is because of water damage, the guarantee doesn't work. I can't afford the service charge. Please help! Any suggestions are welcome.
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