Fourth generation iPhone. Repair is straightforward, but the front glass and LCD must be replaced as a unit. GSM / 8, 16, or 32 GB capacity / Model A1332 / Black and White.

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Phone falled in water a month ago can I repair?


i helped a friend with an iphone4 for 2 weeks and seems that it was enough to kill it he brought it back to me after a month time ( you said good friend ?) - as per my friend the phone felt in water for few seconds only and then he took it off and tried to dry it with all possible options....

But the phone is not back to life at all...:(

its only an iPhone 4 but it was my second phone for traveling so i would be very more than happy to bring him back to life....

what options do i have please ?

Thanks by advance for your precious help.


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Are you up to trying to fix it your self? If you are review the IFIXIT guides on opening it up (make sure you have the correct tools before starting and a good well lit work area).

Using some distilled water with a cotton swab (Q-Tip) you could try cleaning up any visible damaged areas (make sure to disconnect the battery first). Just use care not to snag any of the tiny components as it doesn't take much to pull them off.

What is there to loose here? a brick or a brick afterwards. If your lucky you may fix it.

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Alex, anything is possible. It is definitely going to be a chore since you may already have plenty of corrosion and may be even permanent damage. I suggest that you no longer try to turn it on or try to charge it. Disassemble it using this guide and properly clean it. Use this guide to clean it. It was written for a 3G but all the points are still valid for your phone as well. Always check your board for any missing, burned or otherwise damaged looking components. After that replace the battery, reassemble your phone and re-evaluate for any problems. Hope this helps, good luck.

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I would recommend using a very high percentage Isopropyl alcohol. 99 percent or higher. I find that a toothbrush paired with Isopropyl can do wonders. You might also need a new battery and screen.

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