Certainly it is a hard time to see your expensive iPhone 5 get water damaged, but do not panic. Although, regard it as a damage that requires immediate action.
What exactly causes the damage?
What essentially threatens your device when it gets wet is the oxidation of the motherboard. Unfortunately if this occurs, it is almost an irreversible situation. This is why it is critical to bring us your water damaged iPhone 5, as quick as possible. There are also some other important things you should do to increase the chances of a successful repair.
Immediate action steps:
- Turn off your iPhone 5 to slow down the oxidation of its motherboard.
- Drain any extra moisture but without using extreme heat (eg hair dryer, microwave, etc.) that can overheat and destroy your device.
- Wrap your device in absorbent paper (eg paper towels).
- If the damage is done by sea water, you will have to rinse it immediately with tap water.
If your iPhone 5 gets water damaged, do not waste valuable time. Sent it or bring it to us by yourself as soon as possible to any of our stores, in order to increase the chances for its successful repair.
It is important to know that the water damaged iPhone 5 repair requires specialized tools, such as high power ultrasonic cleaner, that only well equipped laboratories like our own. Also do not attempt to repair it by yourself because you can seriously damage the device.
The cost to repair a water damaged iPhone 5 is in principle determined by whether the device can be repaired or not. Secondly the cost depends by the extra spare parts that will be needed, in the case that it has suffered further damage.
However we firstly do the necessary check to estimate if it is possible to repair the damage. If it is, we will inform you of the total cost including the necessary replacement spare parts.
Come to our closest store:
Come as rapid as you can in one of our stores, if we achieve to perform an immediate response to water damage, we can increase the chances of a successful repair up to 70%!