Repairing & cleaning a water damaged LG G5 (Backlight not working)
I recently left my phone in the pouring rain for about 10-15 minutes (long story, i'm an idiot basically) and now I'm left with a dead back light. After sitting in rice for about 3-4 days, everything was working perfectly other than the "auto" brightness option (it would just stay on whatever setting I left it at). But recently my back light decided to give up completely and I'm only able to /barely/ read my phone by shining a flashlight on it. As far as I can tell, everything else seems to be working fine!
It's been a little over two weeks since the incident (backlight stopped working 3 days ago) and I KNOW I shouldn't have waited this long to take apart my phone, but I was terrified to do it until now~
Here are some pictures of the water damage:
If it isn't obvious, I don't have a whole lot of an idea of what on earth i'm doing, but i'm assuming this blob (corrosion?) is part of the issue)
I can also unscrew the logic board if needed (:
So my question is -- Are there any areas that I need to NOT get isopropyl alchohol on? I know I need to use something stronger than 90% so I'll have to go search for that :p
And after cleaning everything, do you think if I replace the LCD screen WITH the frame attached, it will fix my backlight issue?
Thank you for any help!!
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by Chris Cantu