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    i dropped iphone in a bucket of water, my problem is the its screen doesnt have brightness. i have given it for repair,but they have returned it back saying that its not the problem of lcd, they says its because of the board



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    Then dude, your iPhone is fried... Time to start saving for a new one

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    Quote Originally Posted by sojan View Post
    i dropped iphone in a bucket of water, my problem is the its screen doesnt have brightness. i have given it for repair,but they have returned it back saying that its not the problem of lcd, they says its because of the board
    do you wanna sell it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sojan View Post
    i dropped iphone in a bucket of water, my problem is the its screen doesnt have brightness. i have given it for repair,but they have returned it back saying that its not the problem of lcd, they says its because of the board
    Man i guess this is too late because its fried, but next time you drop any electronics in water, turn it off ASAP and then put it in a bag of rice in 1-4 days, then charge it and it works perfect.

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    I have dropped mine inside toilet flash and now after disassembeling battery parts sitting there to dry. Only problem is Glass and LCD in some areas are separated. Specially right in the middle of the phone there is a black spot in the size of about 1.5 cm diameter which shows water has got there God knows how right in the middle. I have to take apart glass and LCD to dry both since I don' think trapped water can get out in anyway. Now is it possible to detach glass from LCD and attach it again? How?
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    There are a few things. Let's start with what you *should* have done immediately after, in case this ever happens again:

    1) Get the iPhone out of the bucket of water.
    2) If it's still on, turn it off ASAP.
    3) Wipe it down completely with a clean, dry, soft towel.
    4) Put it in a plastic bag filled with uncooked rice OR desiccant.
    5) Wait patiently 24 hours and cross your fingers.

    That said, it's too late for that now, so here's what I think you should do:

    1) If possible, take the phone in for an out-of-warranty repair. It will cost about $100USD, but it's cheaper than a new phone and you're guaranteed a working device at the end of it.

    IF that's not the path you'd like to take:

    1) You can detach the LCD screen from the glass, but it's difficult to do and replace properly -- it can cause serious problems with the tracking of your capacitive touch, etc. If you've got nothing to lose, then you've got nothing to lose by trying -- worst case it will just not work. Which is what it does now.

    2) You can purchase a replacement LCD screen + glass assembly and replace. Local Apple repair shops can likely point you in the right direction as to where to buy one of those in your neck of the woods.

    That said, I don't recommend you try and piece-meal the repair, because you could spend a lot of time, money, and effort replacing the LCD screen to find out when it boots that the comms board is fried too. Then you could repair that to get it together to find out that another chip on the logic board is fried, etc. Water damage is one of the worst things that can happen to a device (as you're undoubtedly aware) due to the sheer number of things that can break when voltage is applied places that it shouldn't be.

    If you feel lucky, try and do the repair at home. If your time and money are worth anything to you, I'd suck it up and pay the $100 unless you can find repair parts for really, really cheap.

    Good luck!
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