Water damaged iPhone 5 - camera issues

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Kingjuan, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Kingjuan macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2015
    Hi folks, wondering if someone can help me please! My wife decided to put my in the washing machine, I've dried it out using the rice trick and it's working fine apart from the camera, I now have squiggly lines and blotches when taking a picture. I've got an iPhone repair kit but is it likely this can be resolved with a clean or wil I need to replace the camera itself??

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  2. Bomb Bloke macrumors regular

    Bomb Bloke

    Feb 12, 2015
    Tasmania (AU)
    That looks like a clean may do the trick.

    And I'd be doing it sooner rather than later. There's no way to dry these things out properly without opening them up - rice and so on helps, but it doesn't cut the mustard.

    The longer moisture remains, the more damage will be done to the internal circuits. These don't take all that long to corrode to the point where the phone may stop working.

    That is to say, don't just clean the camera, gut the phone and clean everything! But be very, very careful of the microcomponents attached to the phone's circuit board - knock them off and the device is as good as dead. Remember to back it up before you start!
  3. Kingjuan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2015
    Thanks for your advice, much appreciated. I'll try and report back!

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