So, you have a water damaged iPhone and you either want to get it working or get the photos off of the iphone. You want to find found is it worth to repair? How to repair? Here are some of the steps to fix water damaged phone, If we can not fix your device there is no charge, free quotes for all mobile phone repairs.

Water damaged iPhone repair

First off, water damage repairs are pretty time consuming and the results are usually not very good. Especially if you want to get the phone fully operational again. With that said, if you really want to spend the time to get the phone working again, here are some of the steps to fix your water damaged phone:

  1. Disassemble the phone.
  2. Desolder the shields on the logic board.
  3. Take pictures of everything (through magnification if possible)
  4. Scrub the entire logic board with a soft bristled toothbrush and 99% isopropyl alcohol (connectors, components, etc.)
  5. Run the logic board through a heated frequency sweep ultrasonic cleaner for at least 20 minutes.
  6. Soak in 99% isopropyl alcohol for 5 minutes to get rid of the excess water.
  7. Towel and fan dry.

After all of this, you’ll need to use a known good battery, known good charging flex, and usb lightning cable.  Plug it in and see if it gets any power.  The best way to see if the logic board is drawing any power is to use a digital usb ammeter (i.e. portapower, drok, etc.).

Is it worth it?

Well, this is a question of how much is your time worth?  I usually spend anywhere from 6-10 hours on water damaged repairs.  The ROI is not great, but the repair is great for learning how to reverse engineer an iphone.