Water Damaged iPhone Repair Tips

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Water Damaged iPhone Repair Tips

Postby dcr226 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:03 am

Anyone with any decent iPhone 4 repair tips...was dropped in a sink of water, got the battery disconnected.

U/S Cleaner?
Bag 'o Rice?
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone Repair Tips

Postby DrunkenNinja » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:54 am

Put the main PCB in a bowl of raw rice for a couple of days, this will get the moisture out. In most cases they come back to life after.

Done it a couple of few times and so far 2/3 times this fixed it :shock: I would probably of used my T-8280 on a 120-140 pre-heat if I had it at the time though cause putting it in rice sounds stupid :lol: Now I always use the rice for 2 days as a first course of action and get on with other jobs in the mean time ;)
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone Repair Tips

Postby Coleman » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:32 am

My wife did the same thing the other week. I had her shut the phone off immediately and leave it sit for 24 hours. Works fine now.
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone Repair Tips

Postby jamesfreddie » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:05 pm

Coleman wrote:My wife did the same thing the other week. I had her shut the phone off immediately and leave it sit for 24 hours. Works fine now.


I assume it was only water?
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone Repair Tips

Postby DrunkenNinja » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:33 pm

If it's not water I would give the board a sonic bath and then plop it in the rice :D problem with this though is the recovery rate drops dramatically as other liquids have acidity or corrosive traits that can cause cause some serious damage, it's important to get it in the sonic bath as soon as possible in these instances to avoid forking out for replacement parts.
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone Repair Tips

Postby dcr226 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:48 pm

I assume it was only water?


Yeah, just water...thanks guys, I'll get it packed in rice :)
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone Repair Tips

Postby Coleman » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:45 pm

No there was dishsoap too. She was doing dishes....as she should... :lol:
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone Repair Tips

Postby dcr226 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:35 pm

LOL, damn right!
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Re: Water Damaged iPhone Repair Tips

Postby wills123 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:49 am

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Re: Water Damaged iPhone Repair Tips

Postby gasbyset » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:51 am

Indeed, Apple does not cover water damaged devices. There's an LCI (Liquid Contact Indicator) installed in the device and can be checked by a tech to determine whether the unit has been exposed to liquid. If so, the warranty is void. Here's an article with more details:
How to Fix Water Damaged iPhone
As the user above mentioned, many Third-Party repair sites offer coverage of this sort of damage. Do thorough research and find the vendor most suited for your case.

Good luck!
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