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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.

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iPhone 6s got wet grabbed it fast, shake shake shake

iPhone 6s got wet grabbed it fast, shake shake shake. I went to your site. I had your kit; and opened the phone as shown. . Except for the area at the top I could find only one droplet of water on top of (just replaced) battery. Only now with the phone open, I do see a red dot by the aperture where the sims card was. I removed sims card during initial shaking/airing

Is this RED DOT the sign of death? Irretrievable, data too? I got it open PDQ but, Guess done is done. Any response would be helpful. Much valuable data for work, really concerned.

I have it propped up a bit in aide of helping it to dry out but I don’t know if I have the guts to pull the whole thing apart and really risk data loss —-if in fact there is any hope?????

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first thing you do not want to do is to try to charge, sync or otherwise use your phone. This potentially can make a bad situation worse as this may further damage your phone.

The next thing to do is to clean it. Disassemble your phone using these guides . You must remove all EMI shields. If you do not remove those, you might as well not do anything. After you removed those, clean the whole board, connectors and all with +90% isopropyl alcohol. Follow this guide , and even so it was written for a 3G all the points are still pertinent to your phone. While you clean your board, check for any obvious damage, like burned or missing components etc. When it is properly cleaned, replace the battery. All these steps are to avoid delayed failure caused by corrosion. Best thing to do would be to clean it with an ultrasonic cleaner, but if you do not have access to one, this will at least help. Once all this is done, reassemble your phone and reevaluate. Until it is cleaned, everything will only be a guess. Even with all this, water damage has only a small chance to be fully repaired, but at least you can give it a try.

If you are unsure about any of this consider contacting professionals that have specialized with this type of repair

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The red dot is called a LSI (liquid submission Indicator). Normally it is white until exposed to liquid and it then turns red. Apple will deny warranty service based on this tell tale indicator.

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