Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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What happened to my phone?

So my son dropped his iPhone 6s in the sink while he was washing his face. I was in the bathroom at the time because I had to grab something. He went to grab something from the cabinet above him and his elbow hit his phone into the water. He was flabbergasted and took it out right away. The phone was flickering. He checked the camera. It worked poorly and showed many red and black lines. He turned it off and put it in rice. He waited for another 24 hours. The phone was fine so he decided to take it with him on vacation. When we got off the plane the screen flickered and turned off. We took it to an Apple Store and he said it was corroded. But he told us that you might have a chance to save it. As he explained what happened he shined his iPhone on the screen. We could faintly see it. And I was wondering if I replaced the battery if that would help?

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@jcandid no matter what you do, unless it is cleaned first nothing is going to get it fixed. If you are going to do it yourself you want to start with this.

The very first thing you want to do is to not try to restart, sync or otherwise trying to use the phone. This may further damage your phone. The next thing to do is to clean it. Disassemble your phone using these guides . You must remove all EMI shields. If you do not remove those, you might as well not do anything. After you removed those, clean the whole board, connectors and all with +90% isopropyl alcohol. Follow this guide , and even so it was written for an iPhone 3G, all the points are still pertinent to your phone. While you clean your board, check for any obvious damage, like burned or missing components etc. Take a close look at the backlight filters etc. the board does not have a specific backlight fuse. When it is properly cleaned, replace the battery. All these steps are to avoid delayed failure caused by corrosion. Best thing to do would be to clean it with an ultrasonic cleaner, but if you do not have access to one, this will at least help. Once all this is done, reassemble your phone and reevaluate. You can try a new display assembly and see if that will then show the screen properly. If not you know it's the board.

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I have seen this before, you will need to send into a specialist for board level repair as the backlight fuse is likely shot. I didn't have luck when it happened to my girlfriends, but your luck may be better than mine.

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