Went through washing machine in Otterbox
Iphone 3GS went through a regular wash/rinse/spin in an Otterbox Defender case. Phone was on when recovered and would recieve calls, texts and calls. Screen was very dark at first. After a few minutes it became brighter but water damage was evident on screen. Phone would restart itself intermittantly and also would indicate that an incompatable accesory of some sort was attached. As day went on, screen became better. After 1st day, it was turned off and in rice for the night. Day 2, screen was better but restarts and error message continued. After day 2, turned off and back in rice. Day 3, was taken out of rice only to recover SIM card contacts. It was never charged or sync'd during the period. It's now Day 4.
How long to wait to sync or charge and see what's damaged? Should I open unit or continue rice?
Is this a good question?