Water damage, is it worth removing the logic board shield?
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A few weeks ago I unfortunately drop my phone in water (clean toilet, happily it was "clean").
I tried to turn it off right away but didn't remembered the button force shut down. I let it dry in front of a fan for the night. The day after I force shut it down and I let it dry in a bowl of rice for 48 hours. After that everything worked except I had no "load" sound when playing music or radio. The phone worked well, the speaker phone, the headphone, the alarm ring tone, etc. For some weird reason the text message ring sometime worked a bit and most of time doesn't work.
I decided to open it and wash with alcohol for corrosion damage but I saw none. I washed anyway with a soft brush but didn't soak the logic board.
I let it dry, reassembled, turn it on. The same problem still there (and I unfortunately broke my home button). I then ordered more parts, opened it, changed dock connector, headphone piece, home button (which was a real pain to change!). I notice that a metal loop on the mute button bezel was half broken and then the screw for the antenna (connector #6) does not hold properly.
Now I still have the original problem + my phone reception comes and goes randomly (it seems) + my screen pops out a bit cause I didn't have the proper front panel sticker when I reassembled the front panel opened to change my home button.
QUESTION: Is it worth reopening, removing the logic board shield, soaking in alcohol, (+somehow fixing the phone reception), and reassembling?
THANKS A LOT for your help!
btw: that was my first phone opening, fun trip but lost some luggage on the way....