iPhone X How to fix iPhone X Screen Flickering

MeA1010

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 26, 2018
3
0
Hi there,

I have an iPhone X that's less than 2 months old.

1 month ago, I rinsed it for like 5 seconds under light tap water. The screen started flickering and then shortly shut off for 8 days before turning back on and functioning normally.

It has been fine for the past 2 weeks. But yesterday, the screen started flickering really aggressively again and it's very annoying. Knowing that the LCIs (Liquid Contact Indicators) in my phone are triggered red, I didn't take it to the Apple Store because they would charge me $800 CAD for out-of-warranty service.

I opened the phone up myself because I thought it was just corrosion on the display connectors, even after polishing the contacts on the display connectors, the problem still exists.

At this point, what is my best bet to get the problem fixed and over with?

Can I still take it to the Apple Store?
Where is the cheapest place to buy an OEM quality display?
What if I buy the display and it's actually the logic board?
Could it be firmware? (It happens on ALL screens)

Video:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14WUyYmZ51f5phBt7QpGJRJVrXegeWfFm/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17uUi1KyEkry5KE3PlrOa3y5sEAT02MMb/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L2Gi1CeI3a4En9ob0og71G8aZUak128b/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qeFFqsOz-vtQ1IRKWWoUZYiDZWzUcwDx/view?usp=sharing

Thanks,

Ardalan G.
 

aakshey

macrumors 68020
Jun 13, 2016
2,243
912
1. At least in India, once you open the device yourself, you lose the right to even out of warranty replacement.

2. May still not solve the problem.

3. You’ll be screwed. Possibly. Even if not, best to buy a new device in that case.

4. No.

If you were in India, your only option would be to buy a new phone. Out of warranty replacement wouldn’t have been an option for you.
 

BugeyeSTI

macrumors 68040
Aug 19, 2017
3,543
2,456
Arizona
Hi there,

I have an iPhone X that's less than 2 months old.

1 month ago, I rinsed it for like 5 seconds under light tap water. The screen started flickering and then shortly shut off for 8 days before turning back on and functioning normally.

It has been fine for the past 2 weeks. But yesterday, the screen started flickering really aggressively again and it's very annoying. Knowing that the LCIs (Liquid Contact Indicators) in my phone are triggered red, I didn't take it to the Apple Store because they would charge me $800 CAD for out-of-warranty service.

I opened the phone up myself because I thought it was just corrosion on the display connectors, even after polishing the contacts on the display connectors, the problem still exists.

At this point, what is my best bet to get the problem fixed and over with?

Can I still take it to the Apple Store?
Where is the cheapest place to buy an OEM quality display?
What if I buy the display and it's actually the logic board?
Could it be firmware? (It happens on ALL screens)

Video:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14WUyYmZ51f5phBt7QpGJRJVrXegeWfFm/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17uUi1KyEkry5KE3PlrOa3y5sEAT02MMb/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L2Gi1CeI3a4En9ob0og71G8aZUak128b/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qeFFqsOz-vtQ1IRKWWoUZYiDZWzUcwDx/view?usp=sharing

Thanks,

Ardalan G.
You may of had a chance with Apple before you decided to open the phone. Now you’re SOL. It will be easy for them to tell you opened the device so that was a huge mistake and sealed your fate.
 

MeA1010

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 26, 2018
3
0
Does anyone know WHY the screen is flickering and HOW I can fix it myself.

I am familiar with doing repairs on iPhones. But I don't know why the screen is flickering and what part(s) I need to replace.
 

TechJunk1e

macrumors newbie
May 8, 2018
21
13
People never cease to amaze me I’ve literally never heard of someone rinsing their phone off under a water faucet.
 

shahzadghani7

macrumors newbie
Jan 12, 2017
13
5
In the future, do not open the phone yourself, unless you don't care about the warranty.

Go to your Apple store and beg for mercy. Maybe they will show compassion for your terrible actions. If they won't, sell it for parts and move on.
Beg for mercy? Apple is no God they are charging huge price for products and after services . They are not giving these free. They clearly mentions that it’s ip67 certified and can handle water splashes or submersion of water for 30 minutes for few feet so it should have handled minor rinse of water .. if that’s not the case apple should stop selling products by labeling them with ip 67 rating.
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
33,446
34,526
Beg for mercy? Apple is no God they are charging huge price for products and after services . They are not giving these free. They clearly mentions that it’s ip67 certified and can handle water splashes or submersion of water for 30 minutes for few feet so it should have handled minor rinse of water .. if that’s not the case apple should stop selling products by labeling them with ip 67 rating.
Regardless of what is claimed, it’s always the misconception of one thing, water resistance is _not_ a guarantee, it’s merely a rating. Those are two different things. Just because of what one iPhone X might survive be exposed water doesn’t mean the next iPhone X will have the same experience.
 

fred98tj

macrumors 6502a
Jul 9, 2017
574
379
Central Luzon, Philippines
And also it decreases over time.
BTW, IP67 rating does not cover dropping into water or even splashing or using running water over the phone.
Suggest you look at how the test in performed. It pure, still water at a constant temperature for instance. Rinsing the phone or splashing water on it is not as tested.
 
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