This is a very sad time. My iPhone was submerged underwater when I went Kayaking. I disassembled the iPhone and reassembled (see prior post). I thought all was well until I just now realized that my WiFi is not working. I get a grayed out option as if my iPhone isn’t equipped with a wireless device. I’m sure by now you have heard of the “Chill” Method or reset your network settings, but if you dropped yours in water, more than likely this will not fix the problem.
Ive tried both to remedy the issue and no luck. What I have done is purchase a new antenna for your iPhone and I will reinstall it. I’ll post with my luck on this adventure once I get the part. I really do not want to bring my phone into AppleCare only because I just dont want to re-up my firmware and deal with the issue of retweaking the phone the way i want it. Besides………. iPHONE 5 is coming out in September.
=============Update on 8/17/11
I noticed that I had the screws not correctly placed. In fact the “yellow” screw was initially not in the iPhone when I reassembled it. After replacing the Wifi Antenna with no luck, I purchased a screw set off ebay for 2.50 and replaced all the screws. We are back in business.