Fix water damaged iPhone 4 without doing replacement.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Makman8, Nov 22, 2011.

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    Makman8

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    I recently acquired a broken iPhone 4 from one of my friends, he mentioned it was damaged by water but didn't elaborate on what type of water damage and how long ago it happened. I took apart the back and noticed the insides were a bit rusted and there was a blueish tint to some of the parts as well. I would like to fix the phone or try to figure out what part I would need to replace to get the phone back up and running. I took it into a store and they said it couldn't be fixed...now I'm sure the whole phone isn't a waste, I just wanna know if I need to replace the battery, logic board, or the power connector part to get it to work.

    I have tried to plug it into a computer but nothing shows up and it also doesn't hold a charge or light up.

    Let me know if any of you experienced tinkers can help fix this phone, my last resort would be taking it in to swap out for $150. When I would rather learn how to fix it :) Thanks for your time reading and let me know if you have any other questions.
     
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    appleguy123

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    IT will probably be cheaper to just get it replaced. Not even to mention how much of your time it would take.
     
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    wordoflife

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    Makman8

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    Yeah I figured it would be, but if its just the power connector or the battery I would like to give it a shot.

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    wordoflife

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    Yeah.
     

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