Water damaged iPhone? Here’s what we’d do. . .

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Yes, it’s a panic and your stomach gets that sick and sinking feeling as you watch your beautiful iPhone fall in slow motion into the sink or worse! Don’t worry we’ve heard them all and soda covered iPhones are not necessarily doomed. Let us explain. . .

QUESTION: Can Mission Repair fix my water damaged iPhone?

ANSWER: We want to try! Basically, any problem can be fixed. The question becomes “is it worth repairing?” Without actually seeing the iPhone and having one of our expert technicians perform a complete diagnosis, we can’t really tell over the telephone how much the repair will cost. This is why we diagnose iPhones for free!

QUESTION: What should I do after my iPhone takes a bath?

ANSWER: First turn off your iPhone then dry it off with a towel, then place it in a bag of uncooked plain white rice. You then leave the bag of rice complete with iPhone in sunlight, or another warm/dry place for about 24 hours. The rice will wick the moisture out of your iPhone which immediately increases your odds for an “easier” repair! DO NOT put your iPhone in the oven, even at low temperatures. DO NOT use a heat gun to dry it out. DO NOT attempt to turn it on for at least 3 days after the accident. Any moisture remaining could easily cause further damage even days after.

QUESTION: My iPhone got wet and now the screen is white. Do I need a new LCD screen?

ANSWER: It’s possible! But since water can easily infiltrate the circuitry on your iPhone, your LCD might still be OK. It might be that the connector on the LCD has started to corrode, or the connector on the logic board needs to be cleaned. There are many possibilities when liquid spills occur and if you don’t NEED an LCD, we won’t quote it! MANY cases our technicians will simply disassemble the iPhone, clean all of it’s components, and reassemble it. It’s kinda like magic!

QUESTION: Ok, I want Mission Repair to take a look. How do I get started?

ANSWER: This is the easy part! Just view our list of FREE iPhone Diagnostic Services and select your model. Upon checkout, you’ll need to choose your shipping method and the rest is easy. Once we receive the iPhone we’ll call you within 1 business day to report our findings.

Note: These Questions and Answers are NOT Apple, Inc. recommended. Apple recommends that you buy a new iPhone. We recommend that BEFORE you buy a new iPhone, you send it to us for a free diagnosis and report. There’s no obligation to have your iPhone repaired, so it’s worth getting an order placed with us!

Thanks, have a good day, Ryan