Water Damaged iPhone? Some Tips To Solve The Problem

Sep
2014
03

posted by on iphone repair

If it’s happened to you, you likely know the scary feeling of dropping your iPhone in water and thinking your totally screwed. Whether it’s slipped into the toilet or you jumped into the lake without checking your pockets, there are a few different solutions to the problem, however none that are 100% foolproof. Firstly, it’s important to realize that water itself is not the problem, more so the corrosion it causes to internal hardware components. So our first tip is to definitely turn off the device before those drops of water makes it to the logic board, headphone jack or any other electronic component.

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Secondly, you may have heard of the old bag of rice trick people are using to get their phones dried out. The premise is that placing your iPhone in a bag of rice will allow the rice to soak up all the excessive moisture and make it more likely that your phone will turn on. The flip side of this is that small grains of rice can easily get lodged in external components such as charging or headphone ports whicha can cause even more problems down the road. We recommend that if you do this you fill in the smaller areas with charging cables or earbuds so nothing gets lodged in there. Visit our website for more pricing details on getting your iPhone fixed today.

In terms of the next step, there is little that you can do from home without taking apart the phone, so we recommend taking it to a professional iPhone repair business in Winnipeg. What these technicians will usually do is take apart the phone entirely a dry out each component individually. If there is any specific area that has excessive damage. Depending on how much exposure your phone had to water, this is usually either the battery or LCD digitizer. Luckily, these are pretty easy to replace and most businesses in this area do dozens a day. The only area that cannot get wet and is essentially fatal to your phone is the actual main board. If this is damaged, you’re better off getting a new phone, as a new logic board is pretty expensive and unreasonable.