Phone went through washing machine, dried, new battery, what's next?
My sleep deprived wife (we just had our third child) accidentally put her IPhone 6s Plus in the washing machine along with the kids laundry. It went though a complete cycle. It was in a dustproof Supcase (link: http://a.co/1rtocyr) case that covered 99% of the phone although the charging port was left about 45 degrees open.
It was suprisingly dry when we removed it from the case. I made sure not to power on or charge it, and opened it up and gave it a thorough inspection. I found very little moisture inside and zero signs of oxidation. I took out the old battery and placed the opened phone in a sealed ziplock bag along with 2 Re-usable Silica Gel Dry packs and as much rice as I could find. We left it sealed in that bag, in a warm closet for 7 days.
Today I installed the new battery, replaced the waterproofing gasket and sealed everything back up. I plugged it in to charge and can feel the phone getting warm which seems to indicate the charging circuitry may be okay, but couldn't get it to power on. I did try rocking the mute switch to see if the haptic vibration might indicate it was on but the screen not functioning, but no - nothing.
So is there anything else I can try - or is this a hopeless cause. Everything looks very good inside, and I could find no signs of damage, but I have to imagine 30 minutes spinning around with my kids underwear and a hole bunch of cold water and detergent is not going to do a phone much good - case or not!
Many thanks for any help you can offer. My wife was devastated. It was the day before her birthday, and the day after her birthday she got Strep. It's been quite the week for her. Would really love to get it working again for her and really appreciate any help.
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