IPhone :: Using 3g As Touch, Can't Sync (water Damage)
Mar 20, 2012
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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)?
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 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.
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
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?
Does the C3-01 have water damage indicators? Vodaphone claim that mine has suffered water damage. It is less than a year old, has never been wet, dropped in water or used in the bath. The screen suddenly stopped working and when I took it in for repair it came back as water damage along with a photo, which I couldn't make sense of, showing the damage. I've got over a year to run on my contract and I'm paying for internet that I can't use. I've gone back to my previous phone, a 6303 which has spent the last few months sitting in a cupboard, and it works fine. I've had at least 6 Nokia phones over the last few years and have never had a problem. I live in the same house and have the same job, my lifestyle hasn't changed, yet the C3-01 has suffered water damage.
I'm really disappointed and I'd like know whether my faith in Nokia phones is misguided, I will certainly think long and hard about buying another. Is the newer technology (touchscreen) less robust and unable to cope with life?
So this morning I spilled a liquid on my blackberry tour. Just on the left side of my keyboard. Now none of my buttons work, except the trackball still rolls but does not click. I know for a water damaged phone I cannot get a replacement for free, but it did not touch water on the water damage stickers so the stickers are still white. Can I still get a replacement for free, or will the company some how know its water damaged in the front on the inside?
ive just dropped my 8520 down the toilet and got it out straight away and now it turns on a little flickers well loading then goes off what should i do to fix it fully atm its on the raidiator rapped up in kitchen role and now ive just turned it on and it flickered for a few seconds red light on and off and now it is loaded up but the colouring keeps changing and flickering what is best bet to do
Well yesterday i have dropped my Blackberry 9900 in the pool. I then directly used the rice method and left it all night. In the morning i have noticed two red strips one on the battery and the other one in the inner side of the phone where i place the battery. I have been told by a friend that this is the water damage sign. After i noticed the dark pink redish strips i decided to switch it on to verify that everything is working, and yes everything was working fine including the buttons. However the signal was on SOS only!! i thought that the SIM got damaged so i used it with another phone and it worked with connection signal full bars!! but when i put it back into my blackberry the SOS sign appear again!
A couple days ago, my BB Curve 8520 (which I've had a little over a year) died. I thought it was just the battery, so I plugged it in and it took longer than normal (at least 4 minutes) to load the black BB screen and it stayed stuck on the carrier logo (TMobile) screen. I thought maybe it was just taking longer for some reason, so I left it and came back to it a few hours later and it was STILL on the TMobile logo screen!!! I removed the battery and noticed that the water damage indicator is now a light blue color....I have NEVER heard of that marker turning blue.....what does this mean?? I called customer technical support and they could not answer my question because they say they've never heard of it.....c'mon, I cannot be the ONLY person in the world with TMobile who happens to have the only phone with a phone behaving this way and with a blue water damage indicator!
Where to buy HTC water damage indicator sticker replacement? I honestly don't know why I keep getting HTC's. 4 P4000's that all became bricks, 1 Diamond that broke within months, and now my new Touch Pro 2. The Diamond is known for having the water damage sticker in a place that it can be triggered by anything and they wouldn't fix it. 2 of my 4 P4000's had the sticker trigger for no reason as well.
Now I'm having problems (software mostly) with my TP2 and was about to bring it in. Sometime in the last week or so the water damage indicator turned bright red & now I know they won't even look at it. If there are ones inside I'm sure they will be fine as the phone wasn't actually near water.I've looked EVERYWHERE. There's water damage sticker replacements for all kinds of phones but not for HTC's.Does anyone know where I can find them? This particular strip/sticker is the rectangle one that starts as white with tiny crossed red lines. Even if someone knows if another company uses the same sticker I will get that!