I dropped my 64gb iPhone 5 in the ocean
I have the same error at the moment. This is the story for people to learn / pull apart.
4 weeks ago i dropped my 64gb iphone 5 in the ocean pulled it out still on and powered it down.
took it home pulled it apart using the ifixit tools and guide (absolutely awesome ipad app!) (as i was opening it i accidentally turned it on again and turned it back off) cleaned it down with the polypropyl alchol everyone recommends but i could only get 60% at the chemist at the time.
Put it together, no screen only vibration and restart loop.
Brought a new screen and battery. after more stuffing around and a few more tear downs got it running again! Yeah!
it worked for 3 weeks then turned off dead.
I ended up getting the apple restart loops. tryed restoring and dfu mode restores in itunes 2001 error.
Thought it could be the lighting connector etc.
Took it into apple to see if they could force it to restore past the 2001 error. The guy had a look inside and the moisture detector on the motherboard had been tripped (probably me with the cleaning fluid, rookie!) He wasn't to helpful then only showed me there was some corrosion in the lightning connector and suggested I could do an ow replacement for $330. I declined not that desperate yet! had a few more things up my sleeve to try.
I ordered and replaced the lightning ribbon cable etc. had a bit of trouble putting it back together (For those rookies the speaker goes sits under the stainless connector and pcb board, I missed the under the stainless connector near the mic jack initially).
All done! Still getting the 2001 error so I'm guessing the battery might be dodgy or the mainboard might be a bit corroded.
Next steps in this adventure.
1. Going to charge it tonight and tomorrow night test the battery with a multimeter.
2. I have noticed that the battery connector can be disconnected (pops off) with a little pressure at the bottom. Im not sure if this is all the batterys as this is the only one ive done? has anyone noticed that? I remember it happening when i replaced it originally and it was working then so still don't think its a big deal?
3. Ive been researching ultrasonic cleaners and 99% polypropyl alchohol... seems to be the bees nees for cleaning the mainboards if it comes to it....contemplating investing in one.... thoughts?
Thanks hope that helps those DIYers a bit in my predicament!
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