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4-inch iPhone released in March 2016 with similar hardware specifications to the 6s. Available in Silver, Space Grey, Gold, or Rose Gold with 16/64 GB storage options. Model A1662 and A1723.

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iPhone won't turn on but itune recognize it

Hi everyone,

My iphone SE have been in a water damage. I dried it with uncooked rice. However, after a few day of drying, the phone still did not turn on, there is no display or sound. but when I plugged it into my computer, it recognizes the phone and show the battery is charging.

I have done hard/soft reset back to factory setting.

Please hlep, thank you

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@wilsonliyuming Yes, Rice does not work. The longer you wait the less likely your chances to revive this phone.

The very first step I would take is to disassemble your phone. Use these guides iPhone SE Repair to help you disassemble your phone. Take a careful and close look at all components and connectors. Truly assess the damage. Look for major corrosion, evaluate the pins in the connectors etc,. Take a look at all connectors as well as cable ends. You will have to remove all the EMI shields. If you do not remove the shields, you are not cleaning the board. Once you got the gross contamination cleaned, use 90%+ isopropyl alcohol and clean your parts some more. For a proper cleaning, use this guide. It was written for an Apple iPhone 3G but it is still pertinent to your phone as well. I can not stress the importance of a good cleaning enough, so do it over and over while replacing the alcohol after each cleaning. Do not use compressed air for the cleaning since that can drive liquid as well as corrosion particles into areas that will cause trouble later on. Do not use drinking water, if you need to use water, use distilled water. Also, you do not need to leave it to dry for a day. Isopropyl alcohol in the higher concentration will evaporate quickly and dissipate the water. The importance here is the cleaning. It would of course be best to get it professionally cleaned. 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. Do not forget to replace the battery. This is a must and not an option. It will fail if you do not take care of it now. After that, reassemble your phone and re-evaluate. For as long as you have not cleaned your board and replaced the battery, everything is just a guess. Keep in mind that water damage is the hardest to troubleshoot and to repair.

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So if you used rice, it doesn’t work because it doesn’t displace any other solids. If any water in the screen your going to want to replace the screen. Hope that helps. If you have anymore questions tell me.

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