Released on September 19, 2014, this 5.5" screen iPhone is the larger version of the iPhone 6.

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Having water damage 2 weeks ago, now apple logo is flashing

My iPhone 6 Plus 16 gb having rain water damage before 2 weeks, it wont turning on.

I went to repair shop, they told me it is having mother board damage.

what should i do? please give me solution for my problem.

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The solution is to Replace the motherboard.

water damage is likely to happen to devices with non removable batteries because you cant remove the power source and it will continue shorting the motherboard.

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The logic board may be repairable or at least, the data may be recoverable. If you replace the logic board, you also need to get the matching Home Button in order to retain Touch ID. I would be very careful if you try to buy a logic board online as you may end up getting one that is iCloud locked. Buyer beware!

You could also try the following with your phone?

  • Open your phone and remove the logic board (follow this guide)
  • Inspect the logic board, especially around the connectors and look for corrosion.
  • Inspect both sides of the board. Unfortunately, 80% of the board is covered in shields. That's usually where the damage is occurring.
  • Put your board in a container with >90% isopropyl alcohol and let it sit for a while.
  • Use a soft brush, like a toothbrush and lightly brush away any corrosion you see.
  • Rinse in alcohol and repeat.
  • Let it air dry for a day.
  • Re-assemble and hope for the best.

You should also replace the battery if it has swollen. Resist the temptation to pop it to let the gas out. A compromised Li-ion battery is a fire hazard. If the device appears to power up but behaves erratically, then use a tool like 3uTools to flash the firmware as it may be corrupted.

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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