Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Acting crazy after getting wet

My phone went for a short spin in the washing machine a few weeks ago. After drying out it came back to life with the usual screen issues. I began to use it for a few days but them in the middle of the night Siri came on and started talking. The screen was moving from Siri to search and back as if I was tapping the home button over and over. I have tried resests, soft and hard etc. This problem is intermittent but consistent.

First I thought it was a bad home button cable but that has been replaced. I should have known it wasn't a bad home button cable since the problem persists when the case is open and the home button has no contact.

Anyone know what can trigger the home button when it's not connected? I have not completely cleans the phone yet after the water issue. I was hoping to get a bit more specific on what parts could cause the above symptom.

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Joel Grade, having gone through the wash will make it difficult to trouble shoot. Anything can give you this issue. The very first thing I would do is to no longer turn it on or charging. You may already have enough corrosion on your board to cause a shortcircuit. Disassemble your phone and clean every part with 90%+ isopropyl alcohol and a soft brush, after that replace the battery and re-evaluate. Until it's cleaned properly, anything will be a guess. Hope this helps, good luck.

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