Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Dirty Contacts causing problems

I took apart my iphone 5 to clean the power button, upon putting it back together I think some cat dander got in the contacts of the internal connections. Tried blowing them off with compressed air, drying it out for a day. many things wont work, like phone wont ring, camera wont work right, etc. Whats the best way to clean the connectors? Is there a brush I can get?

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just use a toothbrush for cleaning. Soft head.


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In cleaning contacts or logic boards I use IP alcohol at 90+% mix and a soft tooth brush . You mentioned using compressed air . Is this from a can or from an air compressor. if its from an air compressor you may have put moisture into the contact inadvertently as compressors tend to pull moisture from the air then blow it out . Using the IP alcohol will help with any corrosion and moisture accumulated on the contact . also check the contact for broken prongs . Use a magnifying glass to inspect it. Hope this helps

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