1. JM19's Avatar
    My son jumped in the pool with his iPhone 5S and it sustained water damage. He put it in rice for 24 hours but that didn't help. I opened it up and noticed it has water spot in some places. I want to say the logic board and other internal components are dead.

    If I wanted to try to fix it, what parts should I definitely be replacing. I would assume the display, battery and logic board. But I'm not sure exactly what other components should also be replaced.

    Thanks.
    04-24-2018 09:21 AM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    The 5s was build with no water protection at all so a full immerse is a device killer. Even if you was to replace parts and get it running it will develop more issues in the future as the water mixed with Chlorine will start to do its real damage
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    04-24-2018 10:15 AM
  3. JM19's Avatar
    I figured as much but thought I would ask the pros here on the forum for advice. Thanks for your feedback. I'm eligible for an upgrade, thinking of upgrading to the 8, so will most likely go that route and give him my current 6S.
    04-24-2018 03:30 PM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I figured as much but thought I would ask the pros here on the forum for advice. Thanks for your feedback. I'm eligible for an upgrade, thinking of upgrading to the 8, so will most likely go that route and give him my current 6S.
    Sounds a plan. Even if your son’s 5s came back to life it would likely be short lived.
    04-25-2018 05:34 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Yep, just go ahead and get a new phone.
    04-25-2018 05:42 AM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    iPhone 8 has an IP67 water resistance rating too so if you take it for a swim you should be fine.
    kataran likes this.
    04-25-2018 05:57 AM
  7. JM19's Avatar
    iPhone 8 has an IP67 water resistance rating too so if you take it for a swim you should be fine.
    Went ahead and ordered the iPhone 8 for myself. Will give my son my current 6S. Told him if he decides to take a swim with it like he did with the 5S, he is screwed as I wont be getting him a replacement iPhone. Instead will get him a flip phone like I had back in the early 2000s.
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    04-25-2018 07:37 AM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Went ahead and ordered the iPhone 8 for myself. Will give my son my current 6S. Told him if he decides to take a swim with it like he did with the 5S, he is screwed as I wont be getting him a replacement iPhone. Instead will get him a flip phone like I had back in the early 2000s.
    Tell him you found his next replacement phone and then show him this photo:
    04-25-2018 11:04 AM
  9. JM19's Avatar
    Tell him you found his next replacement phone and then show him this photo:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0b4016d862.jpg
    Wow. You just brought back some good memories with this. How times have changed.
    04-25-2018 01:14 PM
  10. kataran's Avatar
    Went ahead and ordered the iPhone 8 for myself. Will give my son my current 6S. Told him if he decides to take a swim with it like he did with the 5S, he is screwed as I wont be getting him a replacement iPhone. Instead will get him a flip phone like I had back in the early 2000s.
    The 6s Apple started to test water resistance with no rating that I know of but my GFs daughter dropped hers in the toilet and it didn’t die out. I was surprised but it went in for only a sec it two
    04-25-2018 01:36 PM
  11. scruffypig's Avatar
    Tell him you found his next replacement phone and then show him this photo:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0b4016d862.jpg
    Good times! I had the Star Tac Clip On...

    04-26-2018 08:38 AM

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