Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus.

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How can I rebuild my iPhone 6?

I want to rebuild this Iphone 6 i have but before I do i want to tell you guys the story behind it. I had an Iphone 6 Verizon that ended up getting water damaged. I ordered a replacement screen since the old one had died, and a new battery. When the new screen came in i installed it. I booted up the Iphone and it got to the lock screen. Thing is the digitizer wasn't working which i found odd. I tired tinkering with the connections but still no response from the digitizer. I remember one of the Ifixit members saying that the digitizer port could have a short, that's why the digitizer isnt working. A couple days passed and the new battery came andi took out the old one and put in the new one. Thing is with this new battery the phone wouldn't boot. It'll flash the apple logo for 1 second and then cut to a black screen. When i put the old battery back in, it would boot up just fine. So i finally just left the old battery in and still doing the same thing, apple logo and blank screen. Even putting back the old battery it'll boot to the apple logo then blank screen. Another Ifixit member told me i had a brick. Next thing i did is i connected my Iphone to itunes and it said that it needed to be restored, so i tried restoring it and it gave me an error (53). I looked it up and saw that it had to do with touch ID. They said to just replace the home button ribbon cable that led to the motherboard. So i bought the new cable and did as instructed. I replaced the ribbon cable that lead to the home button to the logicboard. So now i come to the community. Please help me repair this iphone as i have a lot of important data on it that i need to recover and such. I really dont want to buy another phone. Any help would be grateful.

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Sounds like you almost have two phones at this point.

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lol i know its pretty confusing

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Sorry to here that. I guess that after the water damage you just let the phone dry, am i right?

The problem with waterdamage is that you now have corrosion and gunk all over the board.

There will be one or more Hardware issues, wich need board repair.

First you had screen and digitizer. now bootloop and Touch ID problems. Anyway, this probably wont become a reliable phone anymore.

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thats what i was afraid of. the logicboard has been cleaned from the water with rubbing alcohol, i just need to get rid of this itunes 53 error. Should i just buy a new logicboard at this point?

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Just to be clear, did you install a Display assembly with a new homebutton? The Homebutton TouchID is paired with the iPhone, you could try to install the old homebutton on the new Display.

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If a phone gets water damage its not a case of changing the screen and battery as you have to water treat the logicboard and i mean under the emi plates and get the whole logicboard in alcohol 99% and leave for 24 hours and get old tooth brush and look at the logicboard under microscope and wipe every were with alcohol as the water will corrode parts of your logicboard later on down the road so you got to do it probably the 1st time and not just the board you have to do all the connections and anywere that you can get and even if the screen and battery works now it will go later its just time so if i was you I would replace at the beginning and save you alot of money later on,?? Goodluck

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