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Will alcohol affect the Taptic-Engine?

I went to the beach and have salt water damage. I read alcohol was good to use but all the videos were on iPhone 6's and below so can I keep in the taptic-engine or take it out before I put it in rubbing alcohol?

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Avoid rubbing alcohol (it has all other kinds of chemicals that harm the logic board), use pure alcohol like isopropyl alcohol 90% or higher is best.

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The taptic-engine is similar to a door bell an electromagnet moves a piston within to then strike the chime. Here its just a mass that is moved to give you the feeling of movement.

So yes any liquid that gets into it will damage it. So I won't immerse it just wipe it down.

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I would remove it just to be safe.

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You need to disassemble the total phone. You can´t lay the complete phone in isopropanol. This will definitely kill the speakers and both cameras (residual on sensor). Only clean the logic board. If there are any errors caused by flex cable parts, replace them do not clean them this won´t work for long therm.

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