Released on September 19, 2014, this 5.5" screen iPhone is the larger version of the iPhone 6.

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Water damage mother boared

My iPhone 6 Plus unable to power on cause water goes inside and most of the fixsing shops told me the problem is from the mother board?!

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Those are bare boards and will do, quite literally, nothing.


Other than allow you to scrape the PCB without killing a working phone to see the traces and how many layers it has if you want.


Yeah, I have the whole series and they are useful for seeing what's going on beneath the components. But in the context of an answer to a non micro-solderer, they offer no real value or help.


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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 are some links that in general, describes the process.

Electronics Water Damage

Repairing iPhone Liquid Damage

You may 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.

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

Here is a link to the ifixit guide(s) for repairing your phone.

iPhone 6 Plus Repair

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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Very good answer :)


Hi @Walker Young,

Am a bit lost as to why my answer would cause such a reaction from you. You don't have to like my answer but as I have not commented on yours why comment on mine?


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Yes thay are correct depending on were the water was and how long it was there for

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