Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. 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.

1560 Questions View all

Got ocean water in phone - screen went black

Can anyone help me please? I got ocean phone on/in my phone, and it would not recognize my fingerprint and the passcode buttons wouldn’t work to access it. Now the screen has gone blank. Is there any hope for recovering it? What to do?

I lost months of photos, messages, etc.

:’(

Answer this question I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1
Add a comment

1 Answer

Most Helpful Answer

Salt water damaged phones are incredibly difficult to repair. The salt does enormous amounts of damage, even with very little water ingress. So even if the logic board is repairable, you have to replace so many modular components, such as the screen, battery, cameras etc. that it's usually not economically viable.

While you could be lucky and the damage may be very localized, you should focus on recovering the data only. When doing a data recovery effort, we can install modular components temporarily until we can find the fault that is keeping the device from booting. We don't need to fix all of the peripheral functions, it just has to boot and be recognized by iTunes to extract the data.

Look locally for a reputable shop that does micro-soldering repairs. Ideally, you want to find someone local but good workmanship trumps locality. There are many shops worldwide that do this so you shouldn't have any problems finding them.

If you can't find one locally, then consider mail-in repair. There are several reputable micro-solderers patrolling this forum. You can click on my profile to learn more about my services, at the very least, it can serve as a data point.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3
Add a comment

Add your answer

Christine will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 4

All Time: 80