Released on September 19, 2014, this 5.5" screen iPhone is the larger version of the iPhone 6.

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water damage repair issues


My iphone went into the jacuzzi for like 20 seconds. I tried the rice thing and and after a couple days nothing. I took to a repair place and they determined screen was out and replaced it. It came on. However, now it only charges when powered off, wont show connected to PC, Itouch doen't work, has a partial backlight out, and camera wont come on.

Can you please advise on what i should look to fix next....or is it just dead?

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coryhorse, "I tried the rice thing and and after a couple days nothing." that is absolutely to be expected. Rice has no place in the repair of water immersed equipment. It is the same as doing nothing. There are really no surprises here. You will have to clean it properly first before you can do any useful trouble shooting. Stop continuing to try to charge, sync or otherwise use your phone. This potentially can make a bad situation worse.

The major issue that you are running into is corrosion damage. The very first step I would take is to disassemble your phone. Use these guides to disassemble your phone. For a proper cleaning, you must remove all the EMI shields. Take a careful and close look at all components and connectors. Truly assess the damage. Look for major corrosion, evaluate the pins in the connectors etc,. Take a look at all connectors as well as cable ends. Use a soft brush and clean it very, very thoroughly with the sterile water. Once you got the gross contamination cleaned, use 90%+ isopropyl alcohol and clean your parts some more. For a proper cleaning, use this guide. It was written for a Apple iPhone 3G but it is still pertinent to your phone as well. I can not stress the importance of a good cleaning enough, so do it over and over while replacing the alcohol after each cleaning. Do not use compressed air for the cleaning since that can drive liquid as well as corrosion particles into areas that will cause trouble later on. Do not use drinking water, if you need to use water, use sterile water. Isopropyl alcohol in the higher concentration will evaporate quickly and dissipate the water After you cleaned it properly, place it in an oven at 220f for a few hours. The importance here is the cleaning. If at all possible, you should consider a professional ultrasonic cleaning. After that you can re-assemble your phone but do not forget to replace the battery. This is a must and not an option. It will fail if you do not take care of it now. Keep in mind that water damage is the hardest to troubleshoot and to repair. Even with all this, the chances are greater of not working correctly than of working right. Hope this helps, good luck.

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My I Phone 6 plus will not charge it's dead and my computer won't even pick it up help !!!

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