1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Long story - short version - the phone (Iphone 5S) and I went for a 10 min swim in our pool, good for me, not good for phone.

    I followed the rice, water absorption advice left it their for 14 days or so. Battery went to a bloated stage.

    I replaced the battery and apple icon blinking then red screen issue appeared. I did some research, advice was it might be the screen etc.. So for $40 dollars went and bought a full front replacement ( camera , home button etc..) to make sure other items weren't damaged. Does anyone have any ideas what might be the problem? To me is was resonable to put $50 dollars into repairing the phone but I am at a loss what to do next ( besides buy another phone),

    Any help would be great. Thanks Shaun
    02-03-2017 08:05 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm one of those guys that just tells it like it is so forgive me for being somewhat direct. Make preparations to "replace" your current iPhone. Period
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 02-04-2017 at 07:53 AM.
    02-03-2017 08:41 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    A new phone is your best bet. A water damaged phone will continue to have issues with corrosion of sensitive parts.
    02-04-2017 06:54 AM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Going to agree with @Just_Me_D and @Ledsteplin here. Even if you're able to get it back in working order it's likely just prolonging the inevitable.
    02-04-2017 07:03 AM

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