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Apple Iphone not turning on?

I have apple iphone 3g. By mistake i spilled some water on it and was unable to turn off the battery as it was blinking and what not. I left the phone near the lamp to dry out and then put it in rice for four -five days to dry out completely. Later i put it to recharge but it never came on. I hooked it up to my computer and in itunes can see my folder and pictures. I was able to update the newere software version on this dead iphone. I m trying to figure out what is that need to be fixed to get the iphone in working condition again. Is it battery that is bad or something else? It's surprising that i can see folder and update the software and restore the phone but unable to start it.

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How to Save a Submerged iPhone3G

I have an iPhone 3Gthat has been submerged not once, but four separate times, three of them over a minute(not on purpose of course). The last time was at least 10 minutes, but more likely closerto 20 minutes. I noticed it missing frommy pocket traveling through a shallow swamp on my duck boat, so I didn't even bother lookfor it. I later found it in the bottomof the boat upon pulling the drain plug. It had been submerged under several inches of particularly cold anddirty bilge water the entire time. The point I am tryingto make here is that, the iPhone 3G is a rather resilient device, as far assubmersion in water is concerned. Therefore, it would seem that there is a good chance your device can besaved, even this late in the game.

First, and foremost,is going to be getting device apart, so the inside can dry out. Due to the iPhone 3G's tight and relativelyseamless construction, you can be almost certain there is still water inside.

There are manydecent places on the web to find text, picture, and iPhone-3G-Step-By-Step/id/3302490466">video instructions on disssembly, some may outline reassembly as well. But if you really take your time and don't lose any screws, it is not that bad until the end. Performing a search for "iPhone 3g disassembly" will net you plenty of results ti sort through.

I must warn you that there was one part of thereassembly process that may be rather difficult for some people, which requires avery delicate, yet firm hand. At the time I first attempted this last fall, there were no "how to" instructions on the web for this part of the procedure, however, that may be different now.

To start, you'llneed a small paper clip, a set of small Phillip's-head screwdrivers, a prying tool that needs to be rigid and flat and for thepart mentioned about a thin tweezers, forceps or similar tool. Basically, when you are connecting the final3 connectors that run from the digitizer to the motherboard, you'll find two ofthem relatively easily snap in place. However, the third connection is theshortest, thinnest and most delicate, consisting of a ribbon that needs to bedelicately slid into a snapping connector. The catch is, the covers need to be nearlyclosed together in order for it to reach, it's not fun.

Anyways, I attachedsome good links in the first sentence of paragraph three for you. For the most part just follow the directions,taking the device completely apart and let it dry for a day or so. The digitizer will probably retain some water inside even after drying thedevice from the inside out. The best wayI can describe what it looks like would be a cluster ofopaque-irregularly-shaped "islands" inside your screen. The "water islands" slowly evaporate over a period of weeks tomonths probably from heat produced by the back-light being on, depending on how much is in there.

Good luck!

Posted on Feb 09, 2009


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