Apple iPhone Water Damage Repair in York.
Phones end up in water for a number of reasons. They fall out of back pockets into toilets, end up in swimming pools, glasses of beer, have drinks spilt on them and many many more variations on the theme.
At Mend My iPhone we can recover these phones back to their former working state. We've recovered some that have been in people's draws for as long as a year and still don't turn on.
All we do is strip them, clean the motherboard and small parts such as charging port in pure alcohol and rebuild and test all the features. If it lights up and boots you can have it back as is to recover data or you can give us the PIN code and we can fully test all working parts such as signal/bluetooth/wifi/cameras etc.
If you have a recently water damaged phone or one you've been holding onto cos it has precious photos on then call us and we'll do our very best. Our current success rate is about 90%.
What we use:
1: Ultra sonic bath
It doesn't have to be a great one but does need to be a step up from the cheap jewelry cleaning ones.
Dont get a big one, bigger isnt better - just get the right size for the boards your likely to repair, too large will just waste the IPA.
If your bath comes with a wire rack remove this before use, will just elevate the board and require more IPA
2: IPA (isopropanol)
We use 99%+ pure alcohol
Before trying the iPhone water damage York repair you will need to carefully check over the board for visible signs of damage such as burns on broad ICs and resistors - dont worry about mineral corrosion (why / green powder looking muck) - if you see burns or the corrosion is so bad that its caused some components to detach its not worth using the Ultrasonic bath unless your planning to do a board level repair after.
Strip the phone down / remove logic board, if possible remove plates on the board that cover the ICs, this will really help the bath get to all components and also assist with drying.
Drop it into the bath and cover with IPA, you will need to make sure the entire board is covered, for best results i would fill about 1/1.5 inches (too shallow and the bath wont work too well)
Depending on the extent of the damage we often clean it twice.
Once the board has been cleaned and you'll see the water has gone from a lovely clear colour to grey with a silt like sediment in the bottom it's time to take it out and dry it using either a dehumidifier or air heater.
Once dry its time to test and see if the repair is successful.
Here's a video we took of one that was being cleaned and hadbeen dried. It's exciting when you boot them up and they work.
Our Services in relation to water damage
Service 1: £49.99
Clean the iPhone to allow data cover by the customer - with or without a working screen as this may have deteriorated during water damage it is possible to connect the phone and recover data using itunes. We cannot guarantee the long term life of the phone, however it will be working when returned and we offer no warranty with this repair.
Service 2: £59.99
Clean the iPhone and recover the data to USB disk for the customer to have along with the working phone. We cannot guarantee the long term life of the phone, however it will be working when returned and we offer no warranty with this repair. Again it is possible some functions may not work long term as only the board is cleaned in this process.
Service 3: £59 plus parts at cost.
Clean the iPhone, recover the data to a USB disk and quote for full parts clean/replacement where necessary. All parts will be charged at cost for the additional repairs which normally include a screen, charging port, battery and sometimes camera. We offer a 90 day warranty with this repair.
Please call us on 0330 999 2949 if you want to discuss iPhone water damage York further.