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    Default Water damage ideas

    Ok just being random but
    I worked on a iPhone today for a friend
    Was water damage .. Not sure how long etc
    Phone only turned on when connected to power unplug phone dies
    Opened it inside was still soaked
    I removed battery hair dryer inside
    Till complete dry

    Cleaned battery connector

    Phone now works turns on etc

    Only prob is as soon as battery is connected even when powered off phone gets hot not the battery but the logic board near where the battery connects and battery drain super fast like 100 to 15 in like a hour

    My guess something is grounding it

    Any ideas ? Anyone seen this .. Phone is being replaced by warranty from friend anyways but I'm just curious lol


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    Default Water damage ideas

    Put it in a bag of rice and seal the bag. Leave it for a few days. The dona complete restore after charging

    In saying that it may be to late
    What I am amazed at Apple usually never replaces phones that have been in water. They test the phone with special equipment and if it shows moisture the answer is no.

    The usually charge a change over fee and provide new or rebuilt phone
    Colin Australia


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    Quote Originally Posted by col_bris View Post
    Put it in a bag of rice and seal the bag. Leave it for a few days. The dona complete restore after charging

    In saying that it may be to late
    What I am amazed at Apple usually never replaces phones that have been in water. They test the phone with special equipment and if it shows moisture the answer is no.

    The usually charge a change over fee and provide new or rebuilt phone
    Colin Australia


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    Ya I know all that thanks thou

    I don't think insurance was thru apple and if it has apple plus it actually does cover it for the deductible


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    Default Re: Water damage ideas

    water contains certain chemical properties, both positive and negative, that disrupt electrical activity and alter it. rice has been said to work but this only delays the inevitable, which is the breakdown of the electronic components. thats why aftermarket manufacturers have been coming up with ways to "waterproof" phones for a while without using a case and done from the outside of the device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbsadaj View Post
    water contains certain chemical properties, both positive and negative, that disrupt electrical activity and alter it. rice has been said to work but this only delays the inevitable, which is the breakdown of the electronic components. thats why aftermarket manufacturers have been coming up with ways to "waterproof" phones for a while without using a case and done from the outside of the device.
    Ya there is no moisture left in the phone but I'm sure damage has been done


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    Leave it for a few days. The dona complete restore after charging

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