Released September 25, 2015. Model A1687/A1634. 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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iPhone is not charging and LCD not working after restoration?

Hi all!

So, common story, my iPhone 6s plus is a rebel and took a dive. Internally, I do not see any signs of corrosion.

Attempt 1. I went home after my trip. The phone seemed to be doing alright. It wouldn't charge, so I put it in rice. The next day, I took the phone apart and put it in rice. There was some mineral deposit from the water. I cleaned that off. I put it back together. The logic board was overheating and the home button was not able to activate touch ID. It was still not charging while turned on. However, it will charge when turned off. Took it back apart and placed it in rice.

Attempt 2 I placed the logic board, the home button, the taptic engine, and the bottom of the phone to get the dock connector in 97% isopropyl alcohol for a couple hours. I put it back together a day later. Things looked a lot cleaner. I turned it on. It stayed on the apple logo. When I plugged it into a charger, it turned on (although it does not recognize charge.) The LCD screen looks fine, but does not respond to touch and it does not recognize a charge. On the bright side, the logic board is no longer overheating. I checked to make sure the LCD connection cables were in there well. I cleaned them just in case with the isopropyl and put them back together making sure they are seated well.

Attempt 3 Help! Any advice?

Thank you!

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The rice myth kills too many phones... I hate to say it but the worst thing you did was let water fester, evaporate and corrode your phone for several days while it was sitting in rice. The water gets under the shields, even under the IC's. Powering on the phone or leaving the battery connected accelerates the process. The longer you let a phone sit in rice, the more time you are giving corrosion to damage your logic board. The saltier or harder the water is, the more damage will occur.

A professional repair shop that does water damage repair may be able to recover your phone or the data because they have access to pro-level ultrasonic baths and specialized cleaners as well as the skills to troubleshoot your board. Many shops have a no fix/no fee policy so you don't have to spend money to find out if the phone is fixable or not.

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