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Thread: Got iPhone problems? Wash it!
08-13-2010, 12:14 PM #21
08-13-2010, 12:23 PM #22
Dry it in a plastic baggy with dry rice over night..
08-16-2010, 12:16 AM #23
i have a 3G with sort of no wifi
i've found that if i press on the ear piece, near the top, with my thumb, and use my fingers on either side to bend the phone until the "No SIM" error appears, i have a few hours of wifi usage.
i used to do it by whacking it on the wall(trying to fix a non vibrating motor and read that the impact clears it up, only to see the wifi connect immediately but still no vibration) but found that flexing my phone gives better results.
does this sound like an issue that bathing will help?
i bought this one used, and it has apple care until December. i'm dragging my feet about taking it in due to the fact that i rely on ultrasn0w to use my phone.
oh, and the lock button doesnt function either :P this phone is a zombie
08-16-2010, 05:59 AM #24
08-18-2010, 01:25 AM #25
Thanks.Washing the Logic Board with Isopropyl Alcohol helped me to get the Touchscreen working.
Last edited by brahman; 08-18-2010 at 01:28 AM.
08-24-2010, 01:19 PM #26
could you use one of those electrical cleaner sprays then compressed air to dry, if you want a quicker fix?
08-24-2010, 09:04 PM #27
I would try just the Water...
No what is messing up the motherboard is what is IN that water you dropped it in. Small minerals that conduct electricity which mess up everything are there. By dunking it in pure tap water (well... as pure as i can get) you blow away all the minerals, and if you let the water dry it will not conduct electricity anymore, and it will not break anything.
Last edited by Mars478; 08-24-2010 at 09:04 PM. Reason: Automerged DoublepostiPhone 4, Yellow Custom Glass, 32GB, 4.3.3, non-working home button. And a prototype iPhone 4 White.
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09-03-2010, 11:20 PM #29
I'm going to keep this in mind if or when it happens to me or someone I know
09-05-2010, 07:48 AM #30
what about the remaining components beside the logic board. safe to submerge them in rubbing alcohol or it doesn't matter?
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11-13-2010, 04:51 PM #31
I tried it 2 weeks ago on my damaged iphone 3g with iso 99% alcohol and water mix . I was Scared doing this but left the motherboad in there for 6 hours and left it to dry for 2 days popped it back in and BAM it worked WAY better than before. Thanks alot for the guide. Very risky thou.
11-20-2010, 09:10 AM #32
It should also be watched closely after getting wet for a period of time even if it turned itself off as it could possibily try to restart itself.
This is the key to rescuing it. DO NOT turn on or allow the device to turn on until it is thoroughly dried out.
If it is kept or turned on while still wet the odds are that it will burn out a circuit or two and become a lost cause. Useless. Junk. It is even questionable whether or not it will even be useful for parts.
Last edited by riverratt; 11-20-2010 at 09:10 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost