iPhone does not detect WiFi networks. What are my options?
I have recently discovered that I cannot use my WiFi at all. Apparently my iPhone has become victim to water damage. I don't know how this is possible since I am very careful with it. I can't remember getting it wet or even near water. Anyways, I took it to an Apple store and they took a look at it and said that two of the water damage indicators have turned red or something. I no longer have warranty and this isn't covered under warranty anyways. My only option through them is to buy another phone.
Everything on the phone works fine EXCEPT the WiFi. Under settings the phone just doesn't find any networks.
What are my options as far as fixing this problem? Could I simply replace the logic board?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Why go straight to replacing the logic board when it could be a cheap fix? Water sensors are a bit trigger happy... They react if you live somewhere humid, or if you go jogging/exercis
I'd try restoring the phone first- make sure data is backed up!
If you've got a friend (or a spare phone you know works)willing to let you try their phone you could swap logic boards to narrow down whether it's the board or antenna at fault. Obviously if your wifi works in their case then the problem is your antenna!
If you have recently done a jb using the ipad exploit (6.15.00) it's known to wipe gps/wifi. You may be able to use fuzzyband to change your baseband if your bootloader is 5.8... Download ios for iPhone again.
You can also check connector 5 which is the antenna for any "water" damage ( it will look like white or greenish residue)
if your phone has had a drop the antenna may have been damaged- they don't sell them here but you can buy just the gps/wifi antenna on many sites, if you have a cracked case etc it can be less hassle just to buy the entire rear case with volume/gps/batt
Finally... The wifi chip is on the rear of the logic board... It's the long rectangular box. If you've tried everything else then you can replace just this one chip. You'll need to know someone who can do this sort of repair though.