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Current version by: Todd ,

Title:

The Right Way to Fix Water Damage?

Text:

Hiya,

I just got an iPhone 3GS off of eBay with water damage.  It hasn't come here yet, but it doesn't look bad from what I've seen.  I've read a lot about it, but somebody says do one thing, while another guy says to do another.  So I ask:

I use rubbing alcohol with at least 90% concentration, right?

What kind of brush do I use?

Do I just clean it off, or do I dunk it in a pool of the alcohol?  Or do I clean it then dunk it?  If so, for how long?

Once its clean, how do I dry it?  I've read hairdryer yes, an no.  Sunlight yes, and no.  Can someone clarify on the best practices to cleaning this damage up?

Thanks!

Device:

iPhone 3GS

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Original post by: Todd ,

Title:

The Right Way to Fix Water Damage?

Text:

Hiya,

I just got an iPhone 3GS off of eBay with water damage.  It hasn't come here yet, but it doesn't look bad from what I've seen.  I've read a lot about it, but somebody says do one thing, while another guy says to do another.  So I ask:

I use rubbing alcohol with at least 90% concentration, right?

What kind of brush do I use?

Do I just clean it off, or do I dunk it in a pool of the alcohol?  Or do I clean it then dunk it?  If so, for how long?

Once its clean, how do I dry it?  I've read hairdryer yes, an no.  Sunlight yes, and no.  Can someone clarify on the best practices to cleaning this damage up?

Thanks!

Device:

iPhone 3GS

Status:

open