Interested in Learning Basic Water Damage Repair
I have fixed most hardware problems on the iPhone 3G and 3GS, and the next thing I wanted to get into is water damage repair of motherboards.
I don't have much background with motherboards, so I just wanted to learn some basic info before I get started on my own. And sorry ahead of time if any of the questions seem dumb.
1. Before even attempting to clean a board, is it possible to tell just by looking at it, whether it is repairable or not?
2. How do you properly clean a board? Do I target just the components that are oxidized? Or is it safer to just go ahead and scrub the whole board with Isopropyl Alcohol?
3. How long would I need to wait for the Isopropyl to dry out before putting everything back together?
4. I'm assuming that cleaning the board will not always get it up and running. Is this a lost cause at this point? On the iPhone 3G and 3GS, can any component be replaced/soldered on by hand if cleaning is not enough? Everything seems rather small for this to be possible. And is there any reference that actually maps out what each component on the board controls for people like me?
Is this a good question?