PhoneRepair.com: The Supreme iPhone 6 Water Damage Guide

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What does this iPhone 6 water damage guide cover?

The supreme guide to iPhone 6 water damage covers.

  • A step by step guide , so that you can repair your phone.
  • A description of all of the repair tools and part suppliers.
  • An overview of Apple repair services.
  • Also an overview of 3rd party repair options.

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Before you start – iPhone 6 water damage repair

Use the iPhone 6 water damage method to repair a water damaged iPhone 6. The guide covers everything you need to do.

When you submerge your phone in water it is still possible to repair it. This guide has been written so that you can save your phone.

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Turn off the phone

If your phone gets wet you need to act fast. The first thing you need to do is turn off your device.

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Dry off the phone exterior immediately

Now dry the exterior of the device. This especially important for substances such as tea, coffee and soda. The sugar and other chemicals in these drinks can cause additional damage.

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Open all of the ports on your phone

Take your phone out of any protective case it may be in. make sure the headphone socket and charging socket is empty. Open the SIM card tray. You are doing this to make sure that any water in the device can flow out.

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Empty the phone as best you can of water

Shake the water out of your phone. Blow the water out of your phone. Do not put your phone in rice. It is more effective to use silica gel or simply open air dry. You should not turn on your phone for 24-48 hours.

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Optional Steps

If you want to replace your battery

Remove the screws using the pentalobe screwdriver

Switch the power off and make sure you have the right tools (see guide below). You also need a new replacement screen. If you wear spectacles, grab your glasses! Without these essentials you can’t complete this cell phone repair.

Use your pentalobe screwdriver to remove the screws at the base of your phone – either side of the power charging port.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 6 models, such as 6s, 6plus & 6s plus.

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Apply the suction cup to the screen

Attach the suction cup to the screen.  Gently but firmly lift up. It’s easier to hold the phone down with 1 hand. Open the phone up.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 6 models, such as 6s, 6plus & 6s plus.

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Use the spudger if necessary

Tip: if you’re finding it difficult to open the phone up. Use the suction cup to lift. At the same time use your plastic spudger to gently split the screen from the frame. Then gently tease the screen and phone apart.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 6 models, such as 6s, 6plus & 6s plus.

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Remove the screws attaching the battery connector

The screen needs to be pulled back. Be careful not to pull it too far. This is because the cables are still attached. Take out the next 3 screws, including the 2 screws that are holding the battery connector down.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 6 models, such as 6s, 6plus & 6s plus.

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Remove the battery connector

The battery connector shield is now loose. Remove the 3 screws and keep them safe. Now take the shield out.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 6 models, such as 6s, 6plus & 6s plus.

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Disconnect the logic board

Using the case opener tool, disconnect the battery. Above that you will find the cables connecting the LCD, digitzer and the front board assembly. They all need to be disconnected from the logic board.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 6 models, such as 6s, 6plus & 6s plus.

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Remove the screen

All of the required procedures to enable you to remove the screen have been completed. It is now safe to remove the damaged screen. If it is cracked be careful!

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 6 models, such as 6s, 6plus & 6s plus.

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Start to remove the battery adhesive strips

Carefully peel back the right hand side adhesive strip at the bottom of the battery.

Caution: be careful as damaging a lithium ion battery can be very dangerous.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 6 models, such as 6s, 6plus & 6s plus.

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Remove the plastic washer

Peel back the right hand adhesive tab. Pull it down and resist the need to pull it against the battery. This can rip the adhesive tab.

Keep pulling the tab. You will feel it slide out from under the battery. Once it is fully out you will feel increased resistance. Once the increased resistance is felt move on to the next step.

Sometimes the adhesive tab can rip. If this happens try to catch the end and pull it out.

If you can’t get the tab then you can heat the case of the phone gently with a hairdryer. This will melt the adhesive and help you remove the battery.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 6 models, such as 6s, 6plus & 6s plus.

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Pull the adhesive tab around the corner

Now you need to pull the stretched tab around the bottom corner of the iPhone battery. Eventually the strip will come free of the iPhone.

Now repeat the last step and this step for the left hand side adhesive tab.

Caution: do this slowly and don’t pull the tab too hard. You don’t want it to snap during this process.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 6 models, such as 6s, 6plus & 6s plus.

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Prise the battery off the iPhone 6

You need to use a thin plastic card. Push this under the side of the battery. Carefully work the battery free from the case. The battery adhesive should be loose. You should now be able to remove the battery.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 6 models, such as 6s, 6plus & 6s plus.

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You’re Done!

To reassemble your phone follow these steps in reverse order.