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Is my motherboard broken?!

Hi there fellas, (if you tell me its repairable and help me get it running a pint on me-no s..t)

I disassembled my not working phone and found mother board is kinda open and has watery/waterstone marks on it. I bought it online hoping to fix it but now IDK what to do.

I included photos on the motherboard for you to see. Is it KO or just water damage and can be fixed by washing in alcohol?

-extra for some-

I have changed battery, nothing happened. Phone was dead dry when oppened.

What would you do?


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Well the pictures aren't great. The first one is very confusing. Looks hella broken. First thing I would do, is clean it with 90 proof isopropyl alcohol, and see what you get out of that. If it turns on, or you get any response. You can move forward from there

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In theory/science how does exactly alcohol help in reviving your phone?

Does it clean waterstone from contacts?

Thanks I will give it a shot. :)


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