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Apple's fourth-generation smartwatch, with optional cellular connectivity, released September 21, 2018.

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Apple Watch water damaged due to screen crack

My Apple Watch series 4 screen cracked unfortunately while washing my hands water fallen on force fully

on that time I just wiped & after 1 hour I put on charge but it won’t Turing on

then I shake my watch some water drops came out

I just put nearer to fan to dry completely

does it survive or completely dead

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Ouch! Sadly once water gets inside its very difficult to fix. I think its time to get a new watch.

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This fine morning it just booted up when I was put on charge

But now problem Is not charging it was stuck 1%

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Yep! Its a sad puppy ;-{

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Then what is the next step have to do ?

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Do you have a recycler which you can drop it off so the battery and the other materials are properly recovered. Some even offer money! Sadly, not much.

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I ask for repair guide

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If you have the tools and think you know how to take it apart, try taking it apart by following iFixit’s guide found here: Apple Watch Series 4 Battery Replacement

Apple Watch Series 4 Screen Replacement

(These guides are the furthest iFixit will tear down the watch, the tear down does disassemble it further, but it doesn’t show precise instructions)

After this, try cleaning off any corrosion you see with a clean toothbrush and isopropyl alcohol. If you don’t see any corrosion, lucky you. Mine had lots of corrosion everywhere.

While you’re in there you can also replace the battery if you want and make sure to replace the screen adhesive, also you might want to fix the screen as well. Keep in mind that the watch likely won’t ever be waterproof again, even with a new screen and adhesive, so be careful not to expose it to water.

If I were you I would take it apart to try to clean it, since you have nothing to lose if the screen is cracked and it won’t turn on. You will need a hobby knife (about $10) and a tripoint Y000 screwdriver (Tri-point Y000 Screwdriver

Buy a high quality tripoint screw driver, the cheap ones strip very easily.

Also, don’t worry about destroying the Force Touch sensor. In WatchOS 7 it’s completely disabled anyway.

Edit: changed screwdriver to correct size

Tri-point Y000 Screwdriver Image

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Tri-point Y000 Screwdriver

$8.99

Apple Watch Series 4 Battery Image

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Apple Watch Series 4 Battery Replacement

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Difficult

1 - 2 hours

Apple Watch Series 4 Screen Image

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Apple Watch Series 4 Screen Replacement

Difficulty:

Difficult

1 - 2 hours

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I would still try to put it in a bag of uncooked rice for a couple of days.

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Sorry guy this is an old urban legend!

Rice or any other decadent won't dry out your device! It's no better than placing a dry sponge on your device. Unless the wetness inside turns into a vapor it can't absorb it.

Give this a read! Don't Put Your Device in Rice. Here's Why

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