IPhone :: Home Button Not Working After Water Damage / Still Goes To Voice Control
Jan 18, 2010
my 3gs iphone took 'the plunge' out of my pocket and into my toilet the other day. i was not happy. i immediately put the phone in some rice in a ziplock bag and waited. and prayed.today i took the phone out of its grain cocoon and was thrilled to see that it still worked. only problem? the home button is completely unresponsive. obviously i think this is a hardware issue, but what's really strange is that every time i restart the iphone (a few times), upon power up my phone goes immediately into voice control as if i pressed and held the home button. figuring there still may need some drying, i put the phone back in the rice for another 12 hours. questions:
1. does this whole voice control aspect put a software spin on this problem?
2. after i give the phone some more time with the rice should i do an update/restore?
3. should the genius bar be my next stop?
4. are there any other solutions out there besides this one: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=615755
so over the weekend, while I was away from home, the home button on my iPhone 4 stopped working. It happened suddenly, and the only preceding events I can think of were that (1) we had heavy rain but I kept the phone in my pocket and neither my pocket nor the phone were wet when I took it out after the rain had passed (2) I downloaded the F1 timing app which initially had some crashing issues. I'm not sure if either of these contributed but it's possible.While the home button wouldn't work at all when pressed, I found that the voice control was starting automatically (and calling my contacts without me knowing). This would suggest a long press of the home button I think however I couldn't replicate it with the button. To avoid calling more contacts from my pocket I turned the phone off but it turned itself straight back on and always went straight to voice control after starting up. I finally got around this by leaving the phone on flight mode while not in use. I also found the accessibility setting to have an on-screen home button which made the phone slightly usable but not ideal.
When I charged the phone that evening it came up with the recovery screen requesting that I plug into iTunes. As I was away and without my laptop I was not able to do this but got through the weekend by cancelling lots of voice control pop ups and a lot of flight mode use. Now I'm home I have connected to iTunes and a restore was required. I followed this right through, the restore completes and when it reconnects to iTunes it says it needs to restore again. At this stage I can unplug it, turn it off and on again and use it.If it's turned on while unplugged it will start ok and then can be connected to iTunes and synced but the voice control will still start automatically after turning on and the home button does not work at all.If it's turned on while plugged in it will be in recovery mode and request a restore again.
Why does voice control keep opening up without pressing the home button? This happens when i'm listening to music or watching netflix. The songs will also skip and begin to fast forward without any buttons being pressed. I've done a restore on my iphone but this has not resolved the issue.
My buttons seemed to have stopped working properly. In order to adjust the volume using the side button, I have to shut down the phone and then restart it. It will work for a while and then stops working and I have to go thru the process again. The home button just works whenever it wants. It doesn't fix the problem when I restart the phone. I can slide my finger in a circle around the button and it still doesn't work.
Ok do recently my iPhone speakers haven't been working. They work when you call but when you wanna listen to music it doesn't work. I went to apple and the guy told me the water sensor was activated something like that...he didn't tell me what exactly was wrong with my phone, he told me I could buy a new iPhone for $149. I want to know for anybody who has drop there phone in water what was broken was it the audio jack or the speaker system??? Don't tell my to get to the apple store and ask them for the a new phone ive done it twice and they won't give a new phone because I don't have the apple care warranty. I want to know what exactly is broken so I can get it fixed for a better price.
When I was in Canada, I dropped my iPhone 3GS in a water drain, and it essentially got drenched. After submerging it in rice for seven hours and letting it sit for three weeks, it works absolutely fine - albeit one small problem. The backlight is completely non-functional. It won't react to anything at all, I've restored, everything. Now, all that's left is asking you guys for help. HELP! How can I get my backlight to work again? Is it fixable?
My Iphone received water damage and after 2 days of not being used I finally plugged it into my computer and troubleshooted it. It troubleshooted and was working for maybe 15 minutes and then went dead again. since then when I plug it in only the apple icon appears for less then half a minute then its dead again.
My phone has been acting really strange recently (multiple apps shutting down, long app loading time, extremely bad battery life-- almost 20% decrease with 2 hour use) So I visited apple store today and they told me that all of the symptoms were due to water damage of my phone.
And water damage was least of my suspections. Okay so my phone has been near water, but never in it. I take my phone to the shower sometimes for music and that's the closest my phone got to water. The apple store showed me how the supposed to be white sticker inside the charging jack turned red and they told me that my warranty is now void.
They also told me that I need to pay $200 if I want a replacement and that there is nothing they can do when I told them that this phone has never been in water or suffered water related accidents.
I asked them if there was only one water damage indicator in a iphone. The person told me that there were four, two on the outside and two in the inside. He opened up my phone and told me that only one water damage indicator (external one) but they only need one indicator to turn red to void my warranty.
When I repeatedly told him that I never had my iphone near water he told me that it only takes one drop of water to trigger the indicator and that it could be anything like a raindrop. I think this is absurd.
My sensation is a few months old and loud speaker has stopped working. I took it to Vodafone who did factory reset and software upgrade which made no difference.
I contacted HTC and they sent the phone back saying its been water damaged and sent me a picture of red indicator. Now I can confirm that phone has always been its case and never been put in water, there are no signs of water mark etc.
HTC are not listening and I don't have insurance. I have asked customer services to raise it further.
I might be barking up the wrong tree. Is it worth doing anything else, may be contacting Vodafone again.
I couple of days ago it shut itself off again. I took out the battery to reset it, but when it came back on the home button quit working, on both the front screen and the keyboard. Also, all of my calls are going straight to voicemail and the Happenings widget isn't working right. When there are no current happenings it says "keep up to date with friends in social networks". If you touch it, it says to setup a Motoblur account to use this service, but I already have one. I've tried just resetting the password on there, but that did nothing. And if I try to set it up, it comes up with a force close screen.
The other day I dropped my phone in the ocean, but was able to put it into a bag of rice and let it sit for 24 hours afterwards. It works fine now except for it won't charge. Yesterday I let it die and then plugged it in overnight. The next afternoon when I turned it on it was fully charged. I was hoping that that was the trick, but the next time I tried it wouldn't work. It isn't recognizing being plugged into a wall or my computer. It's a Japanese iPhone if that makes any difference... I've tried cleaning out the USB port on the phone, but that hasn't made any difference.Â
Having been used to Voice Control on the 3GS, I used it regularly for calling people, playing music, etc and always found it very accurate.However, the VC on my new iPhone 4 is really dreadful.I realise that it may be a simple fault with my actual phone and a simple replacement may be the only answer.I have a Genius appointment booked for early next week, but the thought occurred to me - has anyone else experienced this and if so, any ideas/suggestions?It cannot recognise anything I say and gets all commands truly wrong. I have tried resetting it but it makes no difference.
Long time listener, first time caller. If anyone can help, y'all can.Small amount of water entered top of iPhone. Phone kept working, he plugged it in and charged it (car charger) - a few hours later went to take a photo and phone quit working. (After searching, I realize we should not have plugged it in.)
I had him put it in a bag of rice, and kept fingers crossed. No luck yet, but it's only been a day. I suggested leaving it sit and not trying to keep turning it on. I realize it may never come back, but the bigger problem is the texts and phone call history, which really we need to recover. I see from searching that it's not stored on the SIM card.The phone has not been synced or backed up w/iTunes recently. I'd love to have the phone back, but if it stays dead is there any way to recover that text/call data?
I have an old iPhone 3g that I have been letting my kid use as a touch since upgrading to the 4s. He dropped it in the toilet. I put it in rice and let it dry for a week. I was able to restore it using iTunes. It now will charge and iTunes does recognize that the iPhone is plugged in when I try to sync. However, it gives me an error message saying that something is either wrong with the phone or it is inactive, so it won't sync. I don't want to activate it, he just uses it for games and music. I have been using an old sim card to try to connect.
About 5 weeks ago, I got my iPhone 4s wet. It was not completely submerged in water and had a phone cover on it at the time.I put it in a bag of rice for about 3 weeks and it is now fully functional.The buttons, sound, camera, touch screen, etc... it works the way it did before. The only way the phone will turn on is if I connect it to the charger, but it will only stay on for a few mins before a red line appears across the screen and fades out then will power itself up again. If i leave it connected to the charger it will keep doing this over and over again.
today listening to my iPhone at the beach, a huge wave clobbered me. I grabbed it from the water as quickly as I could find it and dried it off asap. I tried to turn it off to keep it from shorting out, but it won't. I have it in a ziploc baggy with 2 pouches of industrial size bags of silica, but every time I try to turn it off it looks like it is powering down and then restarts itself.
i recently had water damage to my iphone 4 but it wasnt completely submerged. I put it in a bag of uncooked rice for a while then plugged it in. My itunes recognized there was an iphone there and said it was in repair mode. strangely though, the iphone was not named and there was no seriel number like theyre usually is. in the middle of repairing my iphone back to factory mode, it seems that itunes couldnt recognzie my iphone anymore. it did get past extracting the software though.
i put it back in some rice, and now when i plug it in the apple icon keeps going on and off, like the phone is trying to start but cant. also, at one point it was telling me to plug my iphone into the usb even though it already was.
I dropped my phone in water yesterday and took it out.....it blinked for a few min and then turned black. I immediately placed it in rice and it stayed there for 16 hours. I can hear my phone, listen to songs but i cannot see the screen.
About 4 days ago I got some juice from a pint of blackberries onto my iPhone 3G. It worked alright after I cleaned it up, the next day it started giving me non-stop "this accessory is not made for iPhone" messages and now it has finally refused to charge when connected to a dock, usb or speaker. I've cleaned it with alcohol, poked around with a toothpick, etc to no avail. Any other suggestions (aside from replacing it or chucking it out the damn window)?
My friend spilled a drink on my phone and it will no longer turn on. I have over 2,000 picures on there, which I thought had transferred into my itunes, but never did. Is there any way to get them off of my phone or anything Apple can do?
An Apple Genius advised that a single charger terminal had a tiny bit of corrosion although none of the LCI's had been triggered. This was preventing my iPhone 4 from charging. The phone is 8 months old but as the store considered this to be water damage it would cost £130 to repair as the warranty doesn't cover water damage.Is this right my phone has not been anywhere near water?
i am trying to get my iphone serviced due to water damage and cannot find the right serial number. I even tried the one inside of the box above the bar code and that number did not work either. why wont any of these numbers on the back of my iphone 4 work either?
2 weeks ago i put my iphone 4s (bought just a year ago) in to washing machine with clothes. It did work with rice but it did come on with 'Reviveaphone" kit. iPhone is charging and texts are coming through but touch screen not responding. So, I think I've lost the battle in getting my iphone back as it was. I'm going to buy a new iphone. But first I want to back up my data on old iphone to icloud - best way to do this? Also, I then want to delete all my personal data from old iphone - but not sure how to do this with iphone screen not working.
I was on the shower and a bit of water hit my iphone 4s specifically on the ear speaker, though it is still working ear speaker is not and cannot play music/ videos using the speaker, but I can use the speaker when talking to someone on the other line, its either that or I use and earphones. What do I need to do?