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Water damage - Error 23 - now phone dead

My iPhone fell into a pool (Yes, lots of water).

I put it into a tupperware with uncooked rice.

First weeks: nothing. After 5 weeks I tried again today pressing the Home and Power Button and YAY! - after 5 seconds my screen comes on showing a guy speaking a russian word.

I connected it via original cable and USB to iTunes (unfortunately not the latest version installed). iTunes recognized my phone but gave a fault message saying it has to be restored.

I started the restoring process and the apple sign appeared on the device. But itunes gave me error23: device could not be restored.

I checked iTunes for updates and installed the latest one and rebooted PC.

But now neither my PC nor iTunes recognize my phone when plugged in. It is just dead. I also can't charge it. It is just black.

Holding Home and Power Button also doesn't work anymore!!

I read about other restoring software, but is this helpful since the phone is not recognized?

What can I do??????????

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sabrinawolk, rice is just a first aid for the water damage. By now you may have plenty of corrosion on the logic board. You can try to revive your iPhone by cleaning it properly. Use this guide for the cleaning. It is for a 3G but still pertains to your phone. Here are the guides for your phone and will help you to disassemble it. Once properly cleaned and free of debris and corrosion, replace the battery and reevaluate for any further, if any, damage. No software update or new firmware is going to fix it.Hope this helps, good luck.

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