Water Damage + Battery Change -> No Result
My 2 year old tossed my phone in our neighborhood pool It was in an Incipio Atlas ID waterproof case. Apparently he has a good arm as the case cracked when he bounced it off the concrete. Needless to say water damage ensued. It appeared fine at the time only to realize it had died once I got home.
I opened the phone disassembled the front display, cleaned all connectors with isoproply 91% alcohol, and buried in Silica beads (enough silica to fill a big Tupperware container). Left it for 24 hours. I plugged it in to check and it showed the red sliver of battery and started a boot loop.....red sliver batter - apple logo - off - red sliver battery - apple logo - off - etc....
I ordered a batter from iFixit. Installed the battery without issue. But the phone won't even perform the boot loop with the new iFixit battery. If I put the old battery back in the same battery boot loops sequence occurs.
Does anyone have any suggestions or feedback?
Is this a good question?