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My iphone's touch screen won't work after being dropped in water

Ive had it in rice for 4 days and counting. It still isn't working and recently the screen has gone black and won't turn on. HELP!!!!!!

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    It was the iPhone 4 if that helps



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Replace your touch from an apple store.Or from a repair shop..

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Try soaking it in rice (not cooked). One of the reason is that, it still has water inside it. Rice absorbs water faster . Turn your phone then cover it with rice then after that leave it for one day. Then try turn it on and see if it works. I have done it and it works for me. Good luck!

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You may have to get a screen replacement. You can do this yourself if you want to try it and buy the parts. Or take it into a shop, or apple will replace it but most likely charge you way more than any of those options unless its your first replacement.

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