Which part is water damaged?
My dad bought a Samsung Galaxy S4, and accidentally fell into a pool with this phone in his pocket. He decided to take it to our local PhoneStop repair shop and they told him that the Motherboard was water damaged. Now I took this phone apart following the iFixit Teardown procedure, and the motherboard seems to look fine. However the front panel assembly seems to have signs of water damage and mineral corrosion.
When I attempted to power on the phone, the screen would display "Samsung Galaxy S4" then power off. The battery works fine. (Tested it on another S4)
Any Ideas on what the problem could be, or how I could find the failing part? Would it be worth fixing this phone(Only used about a month), or am I better off leaving it dead? Thanks.
Is this a good question?