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A success story here... and I feel duty bound to share the info ...
[FIXED] iPhone Dropped in Water/Faulty Power Button
A success story here... and I feel duty bound to share the info to anyone who may benefit since these pages have provided endless help on my different iPhone troubles.
Let's get started:
I had a sunken power button that presented no issues except being difficult to press in due to being flush with the case. The actual button worked though.
Fast Forward to a couple of weeks later and I end up dropping my iPhone in the bath as I was getting changed. I caught it before it even hit the bottom, it was probably in the water for around 2 seconds. The end result after an hour or so was that the phone was turning itself off and on, the touchscreen unresponsive... generally pretty bad.
I tried to drain the battery as quick as possible to get the phone to be turned off to reduce any shorting etc. After draining the battery I left it to dry for a couple of hours and being the impatient tech guy that I am I decided to see how it was getting on. The main issue was that the phone would not stay on unless docked or connected to power.
Finally all issues sorted themselves out except that my phone would restart itself whilst not docked and the power button would also not work. One thing I did note was that on restarting whilst docked the "Switch off Phone" slider appeared at boot. I realised that the reason the power button didn't work was that the power button was actually thinking it was held down.
I disassembled the iPhone and unsunk the power button and reconnected it. No luck, it still would not work. After playing with the headphone port and dock by blowing air into them the power button worked and my iPhone has been restored to its former glory.
That is my success story. If any of you guys have the misfortune to drop your phone in water I hope the end result is the same
If you drop your phone in water and it presents similar issues to mine then...
Allow to dry.
If the phone restarts itself then dock it to see how the other functionality has been affected.
If the power button won't work or the phone acts in a way that indicates it is held down then blow air into the headphone socket and dock, Give it a couple of tries...
If that doesn't work keep trying and post the results up here.
Good luck guys
i have the faulty power button, i had to do it about 20 million times before it worked, gd luk
I totally second MrBrains experienses
First turn off iPhone.
Then you have to place it in a bag of uncooked rice.
Let it rest for a couple of days.
The rice will absorb the water.
YouTube - iPhone water damage - steps to take if it happens to you
If you get your phone wet or any electronic device for that matter, your first concern should be to remove the power source e.g. the battery. Leaving the battery on the device even if it's powered down is usually no good as the battery is still supplying electricity to some components of the device even during power down.
Next is to get it dry.Put it next to something that absorbs moisture well.Charcoal works great and car dehumidifiers are good too. I haven't tried rice but that could be good too as rice absorbs water too. Applying heat like trough a hair dryer is a bad idea as that could damage your device.
Be patient and allow your device to dry thoroughly for a few days before putting back the batteries and using it again.
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