How to Repair a Drenched iPhone?

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Imagine a situation where you are busy reading your daily paper and your hand hits the glass of water, which drains out its contents over onto your beloved iPhone. What is your immediate reaction? It is a moment of panic and despair, right? Of course, every iPhone owner would have his/her heart in the mouth in such a situation. The fully equipped iPhone is also a very fragile stuff when it comes to water spills. Nevertheless, it is not the end of the world; you can still get your iPhone repaired, despite the water debacle. However, it calls for some serious risks, which is probably your only shot to get back your iPhone back to working conditions.

Before you can practice or even try to move ahead with the process, you shall be aware of your insurance terms and conditions. Some companies provide coverage to water spillage, while the others do not. So, make sure if your insurance company offers any such coverage. Also, keep in mind that once you give away your iPhone to a third party repair shop or try to meddle with it individually within the warranty period, you are bound to lose this privilege as well. Still want to get your phone repaired? Then read on.


In order to avoid any damage to the mother board, you must be careful not to even try to touch any physical input parts of the iPhone. Some people have a tendency to wash away the towel in haste, ultimately touching the screen and activating the phone. If this were to happen, the circuits within the iPhone will trigger and the mother board and other circuits will get shorted. Meaning, the phone will become a dud, causing irrevocable damage to the iPhone dearest. Hence, the best thing that you could do is avoid touching the reset, home and touchscreen to the best of your ability.

Moving on, you should be ready to disassemble or let the repair personnel disassemble the iPhone. Usually, such intricate iPhone repair works need an expert hand. But, if you can retrace the assembling yourself, you can go ahead with your self-service. In this process, the first part to be detached will be the SIM tray. Put aside the SIM card and get your attention towards the case. Using an opener, remove the case of the iPhone. If you have observed an iPhone repair previously, you can accomplish these two jobs in no time.


Now unscrew all the three screws to get access to the motherboard. Here, there will be a ribbon type chord, attaching the base board and the frame, which must be disconnected carefully. Now you will witness the most secured region of the iPhone, where ten screws, including the one behind the tape, must be removed. You have now entered the motherboard chamber, where the battery and motherboard are adhered together. With utmost care, remove all the screws and latches, bearing in mind, which one goes where. Finally, detach the LCD and digitizer with the same reverence.

Let all these individual parts dry under a fan or sunlight for at least a few hours before assembling the parts, one by one. Just cross your fingers that the phone gets its life back.



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