1. doomsmith's Avatar
    Hello,

    I fell on a beach the other day and dropped my iphone in the sea water, it wasn't very long at all, less than a minute but enough to damage my phone. I can't figure out what's damaged so I went to Apple store, they don't fix phone damaged by water, they only offer to replace it for £299 which is a lot of money to just put this phone to the bin and replace it.

    I am not an Iphone expert but basically the battery isn't charging at all, the phone recognises the charging the cable and when my phone is plugged I am able to switch on the phone and use it although it stays on 1% battery and doesn't charge. It also keeps searching the sim card.

    The guy at the Apple store had a look at the charging port and he says he could see some corrosion. My laptop doesn't see that the iphone is connected so I am thinking it could be the charging port being faulty but also the battery and the sim card tray. I am happy to try to fix it myself before buying a new one but without knowing what is wrong is pretty hard.

    What would you recommend?

    I am also thinking maybe I should buy a faulty phone on Ebay or one with a cracked screen cause my screen is immaculate and the hard drive seems to be working since I can use my phone as normal if plugged to my computer.

    Any suggestions will be very welcome
    Thank you
    05-25-2018 05:36 AM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    Replace it for $299. It's a lot of money, sure but less than a brand new one. And for $299 it's going to work a lot better than the one you have now.

    It's going to be a headache with sea water in it, and the corrosion / damage will only get worse with time.
    doogald and kcox52692 like this.
    05-25-2018 05:45 AM

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