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iPhone partially works after being in a washing machine?

Recently put my iPhone in a washing machine and several functions don't work properly. Phone was dried out and charged.

It can make calls although the person at the other end is unable to hear me, apps don't work, doesn't switch off or lock, home button jams and the up volume button doesn't work.

Any tips on how to fix it or if it can be repaired would be appreciated.

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read this Electronics Water Damage

and this (although it's a work in progress,) Repairing iPhone Liquid Damage

you'll need a soft brush like one for eye makeup or a child's soft toothbrush... you need to disassemble the phone and clean everything... you only need to submerge the motherboard and clean chips/between fuses etc with brush, the other parts should just need a scrub on the connecting parts. pay attention to the connectors as some functions come back after a good clean. you may need to repeat the clean again when it's dry..you seem to notice debris again and again! reassemble and good luck.

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If the above solution doesn't work (and there is no guarantee this alternate approach will be a solution at all in the event the device is severly short circuited or corroded and hence irreparable) is to completely disassemble the phone and use compressed air to blow off all moisture from every single visible part and circuit board. Then carefully blow all the components dry with a hair dryer - be sure not to use concentrated or applied heat. We're talking like gentle but persistent for about 15 minutes. Keep the hair dryer moving at all times.

Be sure to test the battery with a multimeter and make sure it still has a charge and isn't shorted. If not purchase a new one from iFixit and try to power up your phone before reassembling it. If that still doesn't work the phone is shot at a fundamental level. Sorry. You'll have to buy a new one and keep that one for possible parts like when you break your screen or need new buttons, and other components that aren't affected by water. The main thing is that corroded contacts that won't take to cleaning techniques means you will likely not get connections and end up with intermittant problems. And there is not much you can do about as the accepted answer points out as well. Good Luck!

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@stoneman, besides this being a three year old question that was already accepted, there are a few fundamentals you should review. By using any kind of compressed air, one runs the risk of forcing water particles under and deeper into the SMD components. Bad idea. By using a hairdrier you are causing water to evaporate and actually increasing the rate of corrosion. Bad idea. You need to remove the water, and that is best done with high grade isopropyl alcohol since it will evaporate quickly and dissipate the water. After that a simple air drying for a bit (an hour or so is plenty) to clean any device. Any lithium battery that had water contact needs to be replaced. Lithium and water do not get along at all. Checking a battery with a multimeter is useless since it does not show if the battery will take or maintain a charge, it will only show if it has any kind of power. Again, bad idea. Please review your approach...

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@oldturkey Thanks for the feedback and perhaps there is some actual truth to what you are saying, it didn't mete itself out in my situation.

The point of my post was to inform those who think that either rice in a bowl or letting it set out to dry is sufficient. Despite the accepted answer, this is not maths where there is only one solution to a problem. The total submersion in alcohol technique suggested by the poster is not always necessary though anecdotally it has worked for some. Reading the responses to that post for some it didn't work, some it did.

Checking a lithium battery with a multimeter will at least tell you if the battery is completely shot or not. Not all submersions result in battery contact with the liquid. True it may no longer hold a charge, but if it is charged still and not shorted out it will at least let the user fire up the phone after the remidiation techniques to see if it works at all. Step 2: order a new battery if it doesn't hold a charge-at least your know the phone works.

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I might add that my technique worked on my device as well. Compressed air works (assuming it is filtered and free of oils) because it allows the user to see the liquid being extricated from the under the SMD components and behind things that aren't typically or easily removed. I disagree with your logic that it SMD components are permeable and water can be "forced deeper into the components." That is simply false. I should have added that daubing it up with a tissue before resorting to the hair dryer is preferred, and that the heat should be nominal if at all. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Correction, "deeper into the SMD components" should read "deeper under (in between component and logic board). " Checking a lithium battery with a multimeter will at least tell you if the battery is completely shot or not." no it does not. Lets just agree to disagree and to each their own. Best of luck to you.

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but in a sealed bowl of rice for 24hours it should dry it out happened 2 me and mine now works :)

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lol, sorry that is only a very superficial thing to do. The rice will only remove part of the moisture, may leave starch in your device and will not prevent corrosion. No magic in the rice....;-)

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