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Water damaged phone shown the way

brianp -

iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S Rear Camera Replacement

iPhone 4S Rear Camera Replacement

30 minutes - 2 heures


Mon problème

My iPhone 4s was in a bag along with a water bottle that leaked. The phone was soaked and after drying, the camera flash would not turn off and the vibrate switch would no longer function.

Ma solution

The camera was a breeze. The vibrate switch a little more challenging: you have to take most of the phone apart to get to it. But the guides were great, and while at first I thought the magnetic project mat a little overkill, it's really quite handy.

The phone started right up when I reassembled it. The camera worked and the flash no longer stayed on. The vibrate switch still didn't work, however. I saw a lot of water damage / corrosion on the motherboard right around where the vibrate / volume cable plugs in, so the problem is likely on the motherboard.

Mon conseil

Pay close attention to the part about prying the microphone away from the case. I had the directions printed so I didn't see the close-up image and ended up forgetting about it and tearing the cable. Luckily the whole point was to replace the cable so it didn't matter.

Image iPhone 4S Rear Camera
iPhone 4S Rear Camera


Image iPhone 4S Headphone Jack & Volume Control Cable
iPhone 4S Headphone Jack & Volume Control Cable


Image Magnetic Project Mat
Magnetic Project Mat


Image Pro Tech Toolkit
Pro Tech Toolkit


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