The Apple iPhone 5c was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 8, 16, 32 GB / White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green.

1499 Questions View all

Dropped in the loo while its was being bleached

Hi again guys and gals,

my very clumsy GF dropped her phone in the loo shortly after i pourd bleached into it.

i have tried the usual fixes, rice, battery replacement, new screen and general clean up with IPA.

now im getting now joy at all wont turn on and when connected to laptop its not seeing it......

any advise? (apart from throwing it at the wall?)

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

2 Answers

Chosen Solution

A toothbrush isn't that effective for cleaning up water damage, as you can't get under a lot of things, there is probably a ton of corrosion under the shields to.

An ultrasonic cleaner is way more effective.

You may have to check to see if any chips are damaged or have come off with you using a toothbrush.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1


ultra sonic cleaner safe for logic boards?? i thought that would be a bit rough.. ill try and let you know. thanks a bunch!! actually where is the best place to buy one?


Ultrasonic cleaning is a lot safer and cleans a lot better, ultrasonic cleaning can get under chips etc. where a toothbrush can't.

If I am honest, for a good one, it won't be cheap, for a half decent one, you're looking at over £100, they will do a decent job, way better than toothbrush, for the best ones with sweep frequency over £300, but the ones with sweep frequency are extremely effective.


annoyingly i cant see any corrosion but ill take your advice and see if i win or not... Cheers mate


Add a comment
Most Helpful Answer

Kyle, Rice is not a fix. You have of course totally disassembled the phone and cleaned everything with 90%+ isopropyl alcohol. You checked to make sure that you have no missing or damaged components. Make sure that your new battery is charged. Try a new lightning connector as well.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1


Hi, i know rice isnt and answer..... she wouldnt get off my back till i done it for 3!!

I can't see any corrosion or bad connection/missing components....

Only thing i can see is the Power/Volume flex connection isnt connecting properly......


Add a comment

Add your answer

Kyle will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 78