iPhone SE peculiar iPhone SE water damage

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  1. perky9988 macrumors newbie

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    Trying to diagnose my iPhone SE, help. The story started about a month ago, I went swimming with my iPhone SE in my pocket. I left it in a bowl of rice for a day but when it turned on, the power button was water logged making it continuously pressed and the screen was unresponsive with lots of marks and streaking. So I took it apart and blow dried it wich made the screen functional, but when I went to watch YouTube the headphone jack thought that headphones were plugged in even when they weren't, this caused no audio to come out of the speakers. I proceeded to use it like this for a full month, until this morning when I woke up my phone was completely unresponsive. I tried pressing the home button, volume button, plugging it into the wall, plunging it into my computer and even holding the useless power button with no luck. Confused as to why it decided to give up now rather than sooner, it makes me wonder if it has nothing to do with the water damage.
     
  2. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    It’s called corrosion.

    Nothing u can do. Rest in peace
     
  3. JPack macrumors 601

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    Yes, corrosion.

    Immediately after drying, you needed to clean the contaminants away using alcohol or PCB cleaner. Drying the phone does nothing to stop the corrosion. In fact, it speeds it up. It’s the same reason why when aircraft black boxes are recovered, they keep it submerged in water until it can be cleaned.
     
  4. Relentless Power, Aug 9, 2019
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Side note:

    Just an FYI- Rice is and always will be myth. It does nothing, it doesn’t contain enough materialistic compound to absorb enough moisture to be drawn from the device. I’m not trying to be insensitive to your main concern, I just want to spread the word for those who believe that rice actually is a solution, when it’s the complete opposite.

    In the future as a temporary solution, you can use the ‘gel silica packets’ that you can find in shoeboxes, they can be purchased in bundles online for relatively cheap, and have a much higher absorption rate.
     
  5. perky9988 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so all i need to do is put my phone in a bowl of alcohol then let it dry?
     
  6. flashflooder macrumors 6502

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    are you suggesting using rice is somehow detrimental to the phone?
     
  7. JPack macrumors 601

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    It's too late for any cleaning.

    After the phone gets wet, you need to take it to repair shop immediately for disassembly and internal cleaning.

    Right now, you're probably looking at one or more chips that have corroded legs.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I’m suggesting rice is useless. Take At look at an ultrasonic bath, which in your case, probably won’t rectify anything.
     
  9. scottcampbell macrumors regular

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    My wife's SE also has some water damage, and it's manifesting in strange way like deleting random contacts, poor internet speeds, etc.
     
  10. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    :) no. Just order a new phone.
    Cheers
     
  11. perky9988 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sounds like the correct answer
     

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