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I accidentally dropped my iPhone 4s in water

Hi! I was hoping to find good advice, so I came here. A couple weeks ago, I dropped my Iphone 4s in water. I was looking up remedies and found out about the rice trick, so I tried it. I left in in the bag of rice for a little more than a week to be sure. It seemed alright so I wiped the dust off and started to charge it. It worked for a while and then the screen turned black. It was still on because I took the charger off and put it back in and I heard the noise it makes. I just figured it needed more time in the rice, so that's what I did. I took it out after a week again and tried to charge it again and it did the same thing, and for now it's back in the rice. Is there any way to fix this?

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Omry, skip the rice. The "rice trick" is one big myth. Placing your phone in rice is equivalent to doing nothing. It does not prevent any kind of corrosion or fixes your phone. The best thing to do is to stop using the device, (remove the battery) and to totally disassemble it. Use these guides for that. Then clean it with +90% isopropyl alcohol. This will displace the water and stop corrosion. It it okay to submerge a board in isopropyl alcohol. Check this guide to show you how to do it. After that, air dry all the components. Do not forget to clean the connectors on the board as well as the cables. Then re-assemble with a new battery This is not optional but a must to avoid failure later on. " Check your board for any missing or damaged component. Water damage is the toughest to trouble shoot and to repair. Hope this helps, good luck.

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