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Fifth generation of iPhone. Repair of this device is straightforward, and requires screwdrivers, prying tools, and patience. GSM/CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Saltwater in my iPhone 4s - help?

I had my iPhone 4s in a Lifeproof case that leaked. Now the flash is stuck on and the camera won't work. The local repair shop wants $150 to clean it out but I can get an out of warranty replacement from Apple for $199. Can I clean it out myself?

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@cns I'm pretty sure it was defective. The guy that wanted $150 to fix it said he sees this happen a few times a week. I'm waiting on the otterbox armor before I try my phone in the water again.

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@cns oh they are supposed to be waterproof. along with crushproof, drop proof and dustproof.

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The otterbox looks good. Now I'll ask pelican why not otterbox

and ask otterbox why not pelican....normally I lean to pelican

but if otterbox is good down to 100 feet then it should be okay.

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Lose the $199.00. That way you can be sure.

Saltwater is very very corrosive to copper circuit traces.

The way I deal with saltwater is to immediately re-dunk

the phone in fresh water and shake it out. And I do that

a couple of times. Then the usual drying techniques.

Was the lifecase defective? I'm wondering if I should stick

with pelican for a waterproof case. Sorry for your loss.

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oic...lifecases are not meant to be waterproof. I was tricked

by the name. Thought is was supposed to be waterproof.

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@cns I'm pretty sure it was defective. The guy that wanted $150 to fix it said he sees this happen a few times a week. I'm waiting on the otterbox armor before I try my phone in the water again.

oh they are supposed to be waterproof. along with crushproof, drop proof and dustproof.

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