iPhone 5 Got Wet, Replaced Battery, but Won't Turn on

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Goosepond Monst, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Goosepond Monst macrumors newbie

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    My phone got wet, so I took it apart and let it dry out. I bought a new battery online and replaced the old battery (it was somewhat melted). The phone still won't turn on and it doesn't seem to take a charge when I plug it into the wall.

    Any other components to check/replace?
     
  2. pooleman Suspended

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    Replace the iPhone component. You're phone is toast.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    People get their phone wet and think by just replacing the battery everything will just magically work.
    I don't get it.
    What about all the components that are shorted out and internals that got corroded?
     
  4. Goosepond Monst thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I suspected. I figured for $20 the battery was worth a shot.

    I just wanted to give it the old college try before I trashed the phone.
     
  5. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Return the battery and apply the $20 toward the purchase of the next phone.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's $229 at the Apple Store for a replacement phone. But I think you need to put the old battery back in.
     

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