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Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus. Identifiable by the model numbers A1549, A1586, and A1589.

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Why won't iPhone 6 take a charge after water damage?

Hello. I had a customer come in a couple of days ago with a water damaged iPhone 6 that would not turn on. After opening up the phone, all moisture appeared to be gone because the customer had placed the phone in a bag of rice. After doing some tests to see what the power source problem was, I found a new battery got the phone to turn on. However when the phone died, the customer tried plugging it in to recharge and noticed that it wouldn't charge.

When the customer came back in, I tried a couple of different things to see what the problem was again. I tried a different battery to see if it would come on, and it did. However when I had it on this time, I tried to plug it in and the charging port wouldn't work. So I tried a couple of different charging ports and none of them would show the phone charging.

Any suggestions to try and fix this problem? I'm assuming something got wet on the motherboard that wont let the phone take a charge. I also had the customer restore the phone and to reinstall new software. Didn't work.

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So, from what I am reading, you opened the phone, to find it was basically dry, but you didn't clean the logic board? Ultrasonic cleaning? Isopropyl alcohol and a toothbrush? Anything?

If you didn't clean the logic board, then there would be severe corrosion under the shields more than likely.

Replacing just parts on a liquid damaged device, will not solve anything at all.

Either way, you should never do it for the sake of the device when it comes to liquid damage, you should clean it up mainly for data recovery, if the phone works after, it's a bonus.

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my iphone 6 got wet due to rain and due to the water damage, my home button won’t work nor the finger print scan, my back camera is foggy (it take bad picture), it wont charge and the screen has some weird lines.

I would like to know how to fix it or whats the price to get it fix.

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