went through washing machine
My 3GS went through the washing machine and is now not working. I did the whole rice, hair dryer thing and let it dry out. Though after I took it out of the washer it turned itself on so I'm not sure if the damage was permanent. That was about 3 weeks ago. When I plug it into my computer it will occasionally, but not always, show the Apple logo, then shows the connect to iTunes screen. iTunes will recognize my phone and says it needs to be restored. Unfortunately, everytime it does this I need to download the new iOS and by the time it's downloaded, it goes to the white screen and iTunes no longer recognizes it. Is there anything I can do for this?
I cleaned the circuit board completely, then after I plugged it into my computer, the screen was white for just a few seconds then the battery screen came on, after that it dissapeared and the screen hasn't come on since. iTunes is recognizing my phone and when I click Restore, iTunes says preparing to restore, then I'll get a 1601 error.
Is this a good question?