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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Power Button Jammed | Water Damage

My iPhone was exposed to water, and now I don't understand what's happening. The power button must be jammed, because the phone was functioning properly except for it constantly asking me if I wanted to power the phone down (as if I held the power button).

I powered the phone down because that was one of the first steps told to me. Since the power button is jammed, it keeps turning on and showing the apple logo. Then it seems to turn off and restart, starting with the Apple logo again. It seems a lot of this is coming just from the power button being jammed.

Please help? What should I do? I have to get this phone working in less than two weeks!

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Hi,

As you know water and electronics and electricity are not a good mix.

The water causes corrosion and provides circuit paths for the electricity which were not in the phone's operating design and could damage the components.

First do not turn on your phone and then you need to remove the battery as soon as possible from the phone to minimize further damage.''

Then you need to dis-assemble the rest of the phone and clean all the affected parts using Isopropyl Alcohol 90%+ to remove all traces of corrosion and water. Do not use "rubbing alcohol" as in some cases this is only 70% and is not as effective. If you do check the label to verify the amount

Here is a link that in general, describes the process.

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You will probably have to replace the battery as it is very hard to recover a battery from water damage.

As always with electronics, especially surface mounted PCBs be gentle when handling and especially when brushing away the corrosion. You do not want to remove any components from the board.

Here is a link to the Ifixit guide to repair the phone which should be of some help to you.

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Hopefully after you have done all this the phone might possibly work correctly again.

If this process seems too daunting, take your phone to a reputable, professional phone repair service and ask for a quote for a repair. If you decide to do this, do it sooner than later.

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