Answer to: Why does my water damaged iPhone display a blank screen?My iphone 5s was rescued from the washing machine before the first wash cycle began but was sitting in a pool of water. I tried rice for 2 days, with no response from the phone. On the third day I placed it over the air vent for a little circulation. That evening Siri was working but the screen was blank. Left it over the air vent over night. Fourth day, the screen is now visible and the phone is working in all capacities but with a very mall amount of distortion on the screen. I am hopeful that day 5 will bring full restoration! Be patient and diligent. Don't charge it up until it's completely dried out. Remove SIM card to allow more airflow.