iphone 4 overheating warning: how do I stop it

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by thebravery, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. thebravery macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    #1
    I dropped my phone in water and ever since then it's been giving me a "Your iphone must cool down" message. I let it dry for a few days and replaced the battery, but no dice.

    Is there any way I can replace/disable the sensor? Does any one know where it's located?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #2
    Your phone is damaged. Most probably the main board chip is damaged. You would need an entire new main board to solve this.
     
  3. thebravery thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    #3
    Do you think it's worth taking apart the main board to try to determine exactly what's damaged?
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #4
    No.
     
  5. thebravery thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    #5
    I did anyway. I unclipped the silver shields off the board and then cleaned the whole thing with isopropyl alcohol. And whad'ya know... it worked like a charm.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    #6
    Your iphone is hot, put it back inside some ice water:D
     

Share This Page