iPhone 6(S)(+) Dead iPhone worth selling?

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  1. pm_3331 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, Sorry if this has been covered on here already. But I can seem to find much information on this. My iPhone 6s 64gb won't turn on. It's been 6 months since it fell in water. I can't bring myself to throw it out and noticed that even a dead 6s (64gb) can fetch up to $50 in parts on ebay etc. My worry is that since it won't power on, I can't erase the information on it. I logged into iCloud and removed the device, which supposedly will erase it if it's ever connected to the internet again. Plus it did have the 6 digit pass code enabled. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. anitak1982 macrumors 6502

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    I sold a broken 4s years ago on ebay. I cleaned it out of all data and listed it as broken but removed from icloud. I put it on auction and to my surprise it went for $150. So you could try. It hadn't been dropped in water though but just wouldn't charge
     
  3. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Smash it with hammer & toss it in the trash. Nobody wants a water damaged phone even for parts
     
  4. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    That’s just the risk your taking by selling it. I think you should be ok. Might as well get something out of it.
     
  5. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000

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    Recycle, not throw away, please.
     
  6. pm_3331 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry but that is not true. If you search "dead iphone water damage" on ebay you will find several in current and completed listings going for $50 or more. iphone 6 anyway
     
  7. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    You could always open the phone and damage the logic board so the phone will never power on again..
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Do not care if it was 100 buck would still destroy if I could not delete.
     
  9. tt061282 macrumors regular

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    I’ll be honest. All your info is still on it. That’s not worth $50. I had an X that I sold removed from my trustEd devices and somehow my passwords and info was still on it...
     
  10. pm_3331 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for your input. Very much appreciated
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G4

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    Same here. The risk is way too great in my opinion.
     

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