How to fix a flooded iPhone 6 Plus: instruction from the service center

Dec

24

2014

Probably, especially offensively drop in water or accidentally leave the bathroom Phablet new iPhone 6 Plus. In any case, early to find money for a new smartphone, because many drenched iPhone amenable to repair, and not always expensive. Service technician discovered the process of repairing a seemingly hopeless iPhone 6 Plus. See how life returns to flush Phablet.Especially for readers Layfhakera service personnel MacPlus sent detailed instructions on repairing flooded iPhone 6 Plus. It is unlikely that you’ll have to repair Phablet – it requires special tools, knowledge and skills.

But still worth seeing, as coming back to life, seemingly hopeless drowned. We take the worst case scenario: iPhone spent in the water for about an hour and did not respond to any action.
Filled iPhone 6 Plus

Filled iPhone 6 Plus

It is clear that the repair iPhone 6 Plus in this case can not be called easy, but it’s nice, it is still possible.
Disassemble the iPhone and get fee

First you need to disassemble the iPhone. To do this, unscrewed the two screws near the Lightning-connector and carefully lifting the display module.
Opened iPhone 6 Plus

Opened iPhone 6 Plus

Here’s what Apple Phablet without the top cover. As you can see, most of the space inside the iPhone takes the battery.
iPhone 6 Plus without cover

iPhone 6 Plus without cover

Further screening plates are removed and the antenna Phablet extracted motherboard.
Legacy plate

Legacy plate
Extracted motherboard

Extracted motherboard

As a rule, the motherboard requires serious repair or replacement after exposure to water. Here is the “motherboard”.
Motherboard 32GB

Motherboard
Fault detection

Before embarking on repairs, you need to evaluate how the different elements oxidized motherboard.

First printed circuit board with metal shielding plates are removed, and then each element prozvanivatsya damage. In our case, the iPhone 6 Plus is a fault connector to connect the battery.
Damage Cleanup

The motherboard is applied flux, then the damage is removed with a small soldering iron.
Application of flux prior to soldering

Application of flux prior to soldering
Pike motherboard

Pike motherboard

If the remaining elements of the board are OK, repair can be considered finished.

Still needed Phablet to check his work. In our case, the phone is in, but here found other failure: the touchscreen does not respond to touch, but in the bottom of the screen lights up.
Screen Repair

In case of prolonged immersion in water iPhone screen can seriously damaged, and further work is required costly replacement of the matrix.

However, in our case, this turned out to avoid, limiting recovery of the sensor.
IPhone screen 6 Plus

IPhone screen 6 Plus

To restore the engineer to clean contacts loop to the motherboard and solder connectors loop on both sides.

Stripping contact loop
Stripping contact loop

Stripping contact loop
Stripping contact loop

Welds connector on one side
Welds connector on one side

Welds on the other hand
Welds on the other hand

So, iPhone repair drenched 6 Plus over and Phablet back in working order. The only reminder of the flooding – lit up in the bottom of the screen, which can be eliminated only complete replacement module.

But there is such a lot of replacement, and the owner of the recessed iPhone 6 Plus decided to leave everything as it is.

As you can see, repair Phablet seemingly irretrievably lost, quite possible. Only need to find a good master and hope that not too much damage.

And as a bonus – a visual comparison of the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 5 with nice color cover. By the way, these covers with different colors, you can buy at the service center MacPlus.
iPhone 5 iPhone inside the housing 6 Plus

iPhone 5 iPhone inside the housing 6 Plus

As you can see, the new iPhone Phablet 6 Plus so much more of the previous models, the iPhone 5 will fit easily inside the computer.

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