IPhone :: Network Connection Not Resetting With Water Damaged Phone
Jan 21, 2010
So I'm having a few problems with my iPhone. About 30 hours ago, I dropped my phone into a full sink. It was immersed for probably one or two seconds. I made the mistake of trying to turn it on right away, and it started spazzing - i.e. the startup apple icon screen would come on repeatedly and for a while the screen was flickering.
I looked online and followed people's advice of turning it off, letting the battery die, and leaving it in a cool place to dry. Since this morning the phone has been in a bag of rice drying off. I tried plugging it in tonight (impatiently) and to my delight the phone revived itself after charging for about half an hour. I synced it with my iTunes and sent one or two texts with no problems. But almost immediately my signal went down to no bars and I lost 3G connection.
Since then, it was displaying "Searching..." at the top of the screen, and got bursts of connection enough to receive two texts. Literally I would turn my phone on and all the bars would be there, along with 3G, then within a few seconds no bars again. For the last while it's just said "No Service."
I tried resetting the network settings to no avail, took the sim card out and cleaned it lightly with an eraser, nothing. When I go to "Carrier" under settings, it "searches" for, then finds (after a few minutes), my wireless network, but as soon as I leave the page my connection disappears again.
My question is- does anyone know if water damage can cause this particular kind of problem? Even though my phone is working perfectly otherwise (besides a somewhat mottled, water-spotted screen), is it possible that something within the phone was damaged that will not allow me to get a connection? Or could it be the sim card that is damaged?
As soon as Iphone had water contact, turned off immediately and backed on after 3-4 hours. Turned on in the evening on the same day. Everything works like camera, sound, wifi, imessage etc., except does not connect to ATT network. Took it to att store and tried changing the sim. No use. Took to apple store, explained had water damage, so they tried to restore. The whole installation takes place. Then the initial set up screen starts showing to choose country, language, connect to wifi. After that it tries to activate phone then displays message saying that phone is damaged and cannot be activated. I just want the phone to be same as when I took to the store so that at least I can use it as ipod.
The software seems like it is not allowing me to use the other features of the phone and only does if I am able to connect to the network. I had been to att store as well and told that I am not changing my plan or breaking the contract but we buy a new phone and continue with att. Since as a owner of the iphone I should be able use the other features though it is not able to connect to cell phone provider network. How to bypass the activation step and takes me beyond that point so that at least I can use it as ipod. Looks like apple software is restricting the use of the other features of the iphone if not used for making calls.
Phone was dropped into a cup with some water in it on tuesday. The phone was turned off immediately after this happened. Since tuesday the iphone has been in a bowl of rice with a fan blowing on it and later sitting on the TV for warmth. It is now saturday. Does anyone know from first hand experience if this is enough time? Should I attempt to open the phone to air it out even more?
My blackberry 9630 was water damaged pretty bad. I went home and put the phone in rice for a day, it still didn't turn on. I then left it in my car (in the heat) for a few hours and it turned on and was working.The only issue was, the keyboard wasn't functioning properly. It would type several letters on screen when I typed any single key.I opened it up and put isopropyl alcohol on it, upon closing the phone it was not working at all.When I plug it in, the red light turns on. (and stays on for quite some time) however the phone never turns on.
I bought a cheap K810i that was water damaged, so I bought this phone actually for DIY (Do It Yourself) aka "Learning by doing", but this solution were a bit hard, so I'm stuck. I've used torx screwdriver to completely open the phone. I've used hair dryer and WD-40 spray which is good for electronic components like connectors etc. to clear the damp and other burks.
After done all this things (used 3 hours totally), I reassembled the phone and inserted the battery. The led light is giving me now a clear orange light. I try to charge the phone, but no luck. Try to use XS++ and Setool 2, but the phone won't connect or charge. I couldn't luck to fix the water damage solutions and wonder what the orange light is? Is it an indication for the IC is blown? Any ideas what I can do to try to fix this by myself expect sending it to service centre?
I have a water damaged iPhone that I've arranged to return to Apple for replacement at a cost of £126.44. I want to back-up what I can before I do this, but the phone literally only lasts about 60-90 seconds each time I switch it on. I have had a look at iTunes, in the edit->preferences->devices section, and it is showing the following [url] That seems to show a back-up on 9 March 2012, which is fairly recent and I'd be happy with using that to transfer to the refurbished iPhone from Apple.Can someone confirm:-
1. What that back-up actually "backs-up" - i.e. does it back-up everything (contacts/SMS/MMS/Pictures/Videos/Notes/Apps, etc)?
2. If I tried to do a further back-up, will this wipe the back-up from the 9th March 2012, or will I still have the 9th March back-up available to choose to use as a restore when I get the refurbished phone?
My phone was dropped in a bucket of water and i am currently having to send it back to get a replacement, the problem is and as bad luck would have it, i came back from a holiday with my kids the day before it happened and now i have lost all my photos of them from through the week, i am more gutted about that than anything
My cat knocked my 8220 into a sink full of water while I was doing dishes - the phone was submerged for maybe 4-5 seconds, after which I disassembled the phone, dried everything off with a paper towel, and left the components to finish air drying. I didn't put anything into the rice as I heard is the best way to completely soak up any excess moisture, but the phone worked without an issue about two days later. Two weeks after the fact, my phone is unusable as of a few days ago, when it started compulsively resetting. This happened to me a few months ago, not a result of water damage, and I had to have the phone replaced with the one I'm using now. As of today, a tech with my service provider ascertained that the phone needs to be replaced again, and set up an in-store replacement. The reps there however will be looking for water damage, and I am curious to see whether or not they will find any.
The small square sticker near the SIM card slot is pure white, with no markings or smudges or discolouration. However, the sticker at the end of my batter is pink, with very clear darker pink X's on it. I read that if the sticker was pink, it's game over, yet other things I read said that it's okay if it's pink, as long as the X's are discernable. Does anyone know for sure whether or not I'm in trouble?
I have a JB 3.1 iPhone 3g and I cannot connect to the internet with the 3g network. I've tried resetting my phone(including a hard reset), respringing the springboard, and refreshing the phone. Nothing. I've checked my settings and nothing's changed. My phone bricked briefly, to which I responded with a hard reset and was fine, minus the lack of internet.
First off I have a Iphone 3gs that got water damage.Everything works now except the LCD screen. When the phone is on all i see is a blank white screen(no apple logo while turning it on), but i can slide to unlock the phone, play music, and hear the phone lock when the sleep button is pressed. I have replaced the LCD but am not sure that the new one was faulty or not. Also i placed the motherboard in 91% alcohol through out the night for any corrosion that i could not see. I am not sure if I should replace the LCD again or if it is connector 1 corroded or what.
My iphone was water damaged. I dropped it down the toilet, and after 4 days it finally came on after getting taken apart and cleaned.Now my signal keeps coming and going and doesnt stay for long.Ive tried resetting the network settings.
My daughter had a Dare and was using it with a prepaid provider. It recently went through the wash. I feel so bad for her. We tried to dry it, and put in rice for a few days to try and dry it, but it's dead. She paid full retail for it. I would think that with most phones it would not be worth repairing, but since this is such an expensive phone, can it be repaired?Since she was prepaid, I would think that bringing it to a Verizon store would be useless. Does a phone with water damage have any value for parts? I'm just trying to think of any way of helping her at all. Thanks.
not much water got on my voyager earlier, but now it's completely not turning on.the sticker on the phone has purple X's, and the battery has tiny red or pink x's.i got this phone during the same month it was released too if that helps out a bit.
I got rugby tackled into a lake with my BB in my pocket a few weeks ago and the phone got wet. i took the battery out straight away and then dried the phone in a bowl of rice for a few days. when i put the battery back in the phone worked fine for about a week and then the screen started to stop working sporadically before packing up altogether. the little water damage indicator on the phone has turned red but the one on the battery hasn't. even then the red LED still came on when i put the battery in and the 4 little call, menu, back, and hang up lights came on too. about two weeks later i had the device charged in my bag when i went into an old wifi spot i used and i heard the phone recieving emails, bbms and facebook notifications so it all still worked. i was fiddling around with it the other day and i could see thep phone was trying to load up when i plugged it in although the screen was very dim as if the backlight wasnt working. after a long time (maybe and hour or so) i looked at it again and could make out that there were a list of specifications and numbers on the screen in tiny print and a small icon in the centre of the screen that said "reset" on it. i tried to click this but the touch screen wasnt working so it didnt work. i was wondering if anyone knew if theres any way of fixing the phone?
I was wondering if someone on HOFO could help me with a problem with my old V710.It fell off of my belt, leather case and all. It sat in the rain for about 1 half hour. It worked quite well for months and the it stopped. A while ago I plugged the wall charger in it and it booted up and all the functions worked. It ran for days and then I turned it off and it won't come back on. A store out my way says that they can repair water damaged phones. What do you think? Is it possible? I would really love to get it going again.
My gf on new years some how got a ton of water onto her phone and did not know that happened until the next day when she went to her handbag and turned it off. Now when booting it up all it says is "Download" in a red bar and I can't get past that screen.
I am unsure if this can be saved but it would mean the world to her if it was fixed, also it was give me some massive brownie points if you know what I mean. Like I said her is a photo that she picked out of her.
I've had this phone since the first few months they were out.It's lived its life, and believe me, I would love nothing more than to replace it. Unfortunately, it's just not a good time for that expense. I took the Razr with me on the boat instead of switching to my junk phone for the day. Wouldn't you know, it got a little wet (sat in a very small amount of water, outside LCD down, for an unknown amount of time). Thing is, the phone still works - starts up, makes and receives calls, connects to computer, shuts down. The only problem is that neither LCD screen works.I'm thinking a new set of LCDs might get this thing working for a little longer. Anyone have any thoughts?
I droped my BB in water. I did not do any backup in the last weeks. I am not able to syncronize the BB with my PC as the BB is dead. Is it possible to recover all the data in the memory card? Is it possible to recover the memory card using another BB and sincronize it?
screen was flickering but continued to work until saturday morning when the screen went black but the buttons were still lit. from saturday morning to sunday mid-dayits been either in the sun drying out, on the window ledge. turned on this evening (sunday) and worked fine for around 6hours, but the screens just gone black for the second time in an hour! everything else is working fine, even the buttons and trackpad! can anyone advise on what to do next? unfortunately my phone isnt insured!
I dropped my bold in the ocean today, it was washed around by the waves a bit lol. My sim and mem card are working fine in a bb pearl. The bold is drying out in a tub of rice. I desperately need to access the emails on my bold that I had sent and received and we're in my inbox. I was hoping they would appear when setting up my pearl but only new emails have arrived. Can anyone help me? The documents I need are to and from my lawyer and as much as I know how stupid I am not to have them backed up, I have a lot riding on their content.
my Bold got thrown into a bath by my nephew and after having put it in a bowl of rice for a day and a half, I'm sure it's past the point where I could just continue using it, so I've decided to send it off to get recycled. The problem is, I really don't want to send it off without wiping the memory first!After the rice, I connected it to my laptop and switched it on and it worked well enough for me to think it was completely ok, but since then, the phone won't start, with only the red light going on and off, and a low-battery sign appearing on the screen every so often.
My bb Tour drowned the other night and I have tried reviving it. It does turn on, but the keys do not work. I am trying to back it up but it prompts me for the password which I can't enter due to the keys not working. My new Tour arrives today and I wanted to transfer everything from the damaged phone to the new phone, any idea on how I can go about this please?
I bought a cheap K810i that was water damaged, so I bought this phone actually for DIY (Do It Yourself) aka "Learning by doing", but this solution were a bit hard, so I'm stuck. I've used torx screwdriver to completely open the phone. I've used hair dryer and WD-40 spray wich is good for electronic components like connectors etc to clear the damp.After done all this things (used 3 hours totally), I reassembled the phone and inserted the battery. The led light is giving me now a clear orange light. I try to charge the phone, but no luck. Try to use XS++ and Setool 2, but the phone won't connect or charge. I couldn't luck to fix the water damage solutions and wonder what the orange light is? Is it an idication for the IC is blown? Any ideas what I can do to try to fix this by myself expect sending it to service centre?
Email was working fine yesterday, but today I haven't been able to send any emails. tried to send a few pics earlier but no success. tried resetting network settings and that didn't work either. phone is not unlocked or jailbroken.
It had been raining for a couple of day, and my back yard began to start flooding. Like any good pet owner I went out back to check on my dog and to also make sure he wasn't in harms way. I had placed my phone in the pocket of my rain coat, thinking it would protect my phone from the rain. I failed to realize the pockets repel the water, but also retain the water. Needless to say my phone, which was inside of an otterbox at the time, was soaked.
I pulled my phone out and immediately disassembled it. I then placed my phone in a bowl of rice for 3 days. I tried to power my phone up on the third day, and the screen won't work.The red light comes on for about three seconds, and then the hour glass appears. Instead of proceeding to the "rebooting" screen, the screen goes blank.
I think I may have to get rid of this phone.. It has not had problems for 2 or 3 months, now it froze on a black backlit screen recently. had to remove battery and restart. All my network connection settings (internet access etc) were gone, and all my profiles were back to default, nokia tune etc.I'm getting abit fed up having to reset all these every month or two... Do I have a dud phone? maybe. I guess we'll never know. Phone insurance may have to be used...
I upgraded to the 22.214.171.124 OS about 4 weeks ago and every time I turn my phone off, reboot it or battery pull my Network selection mode goes from the previous setting to 'Automatic'. Has anyone seen this in theirs, too, or know of a work-around? Oddly, it never changes or resets my 'Data Services' settings, which i have set to 'Off when roaming'. I run an 8830 WE on the Sprint network.
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.