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Ok so I got an iphone 5 from a friend that fell into a lake with his iphone 5... I bought it from him a few weeks after the incident...
01-24-2013, 08:21 PM #1Water Damaged iPhone 5 LCD won't turn on - Help from people with hardware experience?
Ok so I got an iphone 5 from a friend that fell into a lake with his iphone 5... I bought it from him a few weeks after the incident happened, so I knew there was gonna be some corrosion on the inside of the phone and possibly some damaged parts. I took it apart and cleaned everything with alcohol 91% and let the logic board soak in the alcohol for 3 separate sessions for a total of about 8 hours.
After cleaning it, I noticed that one of the pins on the logicboard's Digitizer connector was rusted. I put the phone back together and oddly, the LCD is the one that doesn't work and for some reason it also gives me an error when connecting to the computer... But the digitizer, sounds, and vibrate functions work, so I know the phone isn't completely dead.
I guess my question is, is there any way to repair the logicboard or do you think its the screen assembly? Should I just sell it? Could it be the battery not giving enough power?
Here's a pic of the LCD and Digitizer connectors on the logicboard.
Last edited by xxCARLOSxx; 01-24-2013 at 10:59 PM.
01-24-2013, 09:10 PM #2
Okay I for one will not tolerate scamming Apple for personal gain.
As for the logic board and LCD issue I would say good chance the LCD of it got dropped in the lake is probably fried I bet if you tried a new front assembly good chance it would probably work.
01-24-2013, 11:05 PM #3
01-24-2013, 11:49 PM #4
Not without just replacing the whole thing. Do some digging you can find them for 145 from some places there out there or maybe find a used one for cheap
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