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Released November 4, 2017. Model A1865, A1901. Available as GSM or CDMA / 64 or 256 GB / Silver or Space Gray. (Pronounced the same as "iPhone 10.")

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Water damage repair cost or fix

I dropped my iphone x in water less then a foot, ever since my iphone has been stuck on the logo loop and has been stuck on dead, I have tried leaving it charged for a long time,rice, and the loop fix. I tried using iTunes to fix it but it can't detect the device. I do not have insurance on it so I'm looking to fix it.

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With water damage, you have to decontaminate the logic board before doing anything else, otherwise there will be latent issues down the road.

Not every water-damaged phone is recoverable and depending on the kind of liquid (salty, dirty, filthy), sometimes the success rate is quite low. That said, IMHO, it's always worth a try otherwise we are just piling up the e-waste.

The rice myth kills too many phones...

The water is inside the phone, on the logic board and under the shields, even under the IC's. The rice is nowhere near where the water is. So while it “may’’ soak up some water vapour, the real problem is the mineral deposits that can cause short circuits or the corrosion that is taking place as the water evaporates. Leaving the power on the device accelerates the process. The longer you let a phone sit in rice, the more time you are giving corrosion to damage your logic board. The saltier or harder the water is, the more damage will occur.

On some phones, rice treatments appear to work. But those are phones that had minimal water ingress and not anywhere near a danger area on the logic board. They would have recovered regardless of the intervention.

The iPhone X has a sandwiched logic board which makes it virtually impossible for a proper DIY decontamination but you can still follow most of these guidelines.

  • 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, most 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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Open it up and dry it out. You're not going to be able to do much for the logic board since it is folded in half and soldered together, but you can at least dry out everything else and see what happens with a new battery.

iPhone X is not terribly difficult to open as long as you use a little bit of heat on the screen to soften the adhesive. Once the screen is up there are only a few screws and a ton of connectors. On a $1000 phone, trying a new battery is likely 'worth it'

If your screen still works then at least you have something you could sell in order to subsidize getting a more affordable and durable phone.

I've seen a lot of these in for data recovery and I know that if water gets on some spots on the interconnect board it will cause boot looping. You could try to scrub the edges of the logic board after you take it out with a toothbrush and alcohol.

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my face id its not work phone is water damage error in move closer

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I couldn't agree more with your thorough assessment! Bravo!


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I have an iPhone x and I got a little bit of saltwater on it and it would not turn on during jet ski. i opened it and realized that the reason the little saltwater got into the phone because of the seal not being replaced is there any way i can fix the phone cause there is a tiny bit of salt water in it.

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