In efforts to show people the best way to save an iPhone 4 from death after water damage, we have decide to drop a custom white iPhone 4 in water and repair it. We offer the white iPhone 4 conversion service for anyone who is interested.
Steps to take:
As we told you in our last iPhone water damage video, make sure the iPhone is powered off. If you get a white pinwheel on the screen and it won’t turn of, you hold down the power button and home button until it turns off.
Next you remove the back cover by removing the 2 screws at the bottom of the iPhone 4 to expose the internals.
11 screws total hold the board in the housing.
Be sure to remove the SIM card tray.
Let sit for 24-48 hours before reassembling.
Hopefully your DIY iPhone repair goes smoothly. If you have questions or professionals helping to insure the safety of your phone, give us a call.
Our iPhone water damage success rate is better than the competition because of our process to reduce the amount of corrosion. Some business may claim a high rate of success but we know that in addition to our quality parts, it is through our system that your iPhone 4 has the best chance of survival.
The main thing is to dry your iPhone as quickly as possible.
iFixYouri’s iPhone water damage repair service has a 90% success rate at fully repairing your water damaged iPhone. We lead the industry in liquid damage with our state of the art equipment, processes, and procedures that will get your phone back to working condition. From phones going in the washing machine to swimming in the ocean, we have you covered. Select your model iPhone below to begin the repair process.
Our latest video where we decided to throw and iPhone 3G in water and fix it is our latest video installation meant to educate and entertain. Based on the amount of rice bags we’ve been receiving, it is safe to say people were paying attention.
Sunday we will publish our iPhone 4 water damage video, which stars our custom white iPhone 4 getting wet. I hate to spill the beans but let me tell you the end of the story: we fix it.
Shocking, eh? You should not be. Our water damage repair is highly effective. We know for a fact that our water damage repair is something that separates us from the majority of competition.
Some of our past video’s reflected on our iPhone screen repair services that have the highest success rates. While our competition may be able to make the same claim, most don’t use the quality glass that we do. Front glass and back glass, white glass and black glass–we have it all.
In future video tests we plan on showing people the various nuances of our repair processes. If you have any suggestions or question let us know!
iFixyouri is the top solution for mail-in iPhone repair because of the quality parts, services and support we provide.
Did you drop your beautiful iPhone 4 and now have a cracked screen? iFixYouri offers industry leading repair services for any and all your problems. From cracked glass to water damage, we have you covered. Save money, repair wisely, and go with a name you can trust.
So you broke your new iPhone 4. Mad, upset, distraught.No matter what, it’s definitely frustrating. We have already see our fair share of broken iPhone 4′s, and they’re only about a month old.
Here’s a few things that we’ve picked up on so far with the recent release
- The glass still breaks
- The back glass is more fragile and prone to breaking than the previous plastic 3G/3Gs back housing.
- It has some issues with the antenna that are easily remedied by holding it the right way
- People are still dropping them in the water
- A water-proof iPhone seems far fetched
You have a couple options when it comes to getting the right iPhone 4 fix
Apple – Try to return in, pray that the geniuses will have mercy on your soul and grant you a new iPhone. In all honesty, this probably will happen 1 out of maybe 10 or 15 times, if you’re lucky. The cost of this, well free. If they shun you and ask you to pay for a new one, well now we’re talking somewhere in the $599+ range.
Third party repair – iFixYouri has many iPhone 4 repair options. All with a wide variety of pricing options. Repairs range from $69-$199. Regardless of the repair, you’re being frugal, and saving money. If you’re going the third party route, remember, best price does not always equal best service. Find it cheap? You’re pretty much looking at 100% cheap parts. You want to make sure that all parts are high quality, or else you will leave your $599 toy functioning worse than a $20 flip phone from the 90′s. You’ll lose that accurate touch, that smooth slide as you pan through the apps, and most importantly, you’ll increase the risk of part failure within a couple months. This can, and does happen, all too frequently.
Our suggestion - Well, before we give that to you, let’s do a slight comparison. Putting cheap glass on an iPhone 4 is like putting used near bald tires on a brand new BMW coupe. You know that in just a few month, you’ll need new tires again, just like the glass will eventually fail again. Go with the pro’s, save a few bucks and spare the hassel of going to the genius bar. Send it in to us, we’ll fix it, and send it back the same day we receive it in shop.
All the hype going on right now is about the new iPhone 4, all the great new features, and Apple raising the bar a notch to its competition.
We received our FULL, circuit board included, iPhone 4 quite early this morning and rather than playing with all the new features, we tore it down to its bare components. How it comes apart and gets put back together is determines the iPhone repair process and that’s what really excites us.
First thing we noticed is how solid it felt. It feels heavier, and definitely more durable (feels is the key word here).
Taking the back cover off reveals a battery, like most other phones on the market today. This battery actually comes out with ease. The iPhone 4 is manufactured in a way that is opposite of the 3G, and 3Gs, but similar to the original 2G iPhone. Let me explain what I mean here….
iPhone 2G/iPhone 4 – In the manufacturing process, the Glass is the first part that is assembled to the chassis/frame, followed by the internals, and last the battery then the back cover.
iPhone 3G/iPhone 3Gs – The back cover is the first part assembled, then battery followed by the internals. The glass is the last part that goes in.
With iPhone 4 Repair for screen damage, this makes the process a bit more difficult, time consuming, and costly as the iPhone needs to be completely torn down to change out the glass.
After removing the battery we moved on to other iPhone 4 parts, we removed the lower speaker, charging port, and gently removed the logic board. With the logic board removed, you have access to the cameras, power button, ear piece speaker, volume controls and all the screws that hold the screen in place. Once all the screws are removed, the glass has a bit of adhessive that holds the screen to the frame snuggly.
The frame is a piece to marvel at. The intricate design and how everything pieces together is quite amazing.
In addition to the manufacturing of the phone gearing back towards the ways of the original iPhone, Apple decided to go ahead and use a mass amount of new screws that we have not seen before. As if the tiny screws that were used before weren’t pain enough, now they threw in some washers that help in holding the glass in place.
The steel body, combined with the sleek glass on front and back, we’d say that Apple hit yet another home run with this one.
Repairs on this new phone should not be left to amateurs. The mass of new screws, connectors, odd shaped circuit board(to maximize real estate), make this a tricky repair. Any and all measures to prevent electrostatic discharge(ESD) should be taken when cracking this open. Our technicians are always grounded when working on phones, and are only permitted to work in ESD safe areas.
Recently we performed an iPhone 4 screen test, where it was proven that the glass for the new iPhone is still very much breakable. Even more troubling is that the iPhones have glass on both sides and instead of the glass sitting behind the chrome bezel frame, it sits on top.
The bottom line is that regardless of the upgraded features and style, the iPhone screen repair service is more valuable than ever. It won’t scratch easily at all but the screen is still at risk. Keeping that in mind it’s time to keep tabs on the other big problem area for iPhone owners: iPhone water damage.
We don’t have to run any tests to tell you that the new iPhone can still break if dropped in the toilet, swimming pool or filled beer mug because we don’t need to break a new iPhone to prove the obvious. All of the time we are asked, “My iPhone got wet, what do I do?”
Digging deeper, it has been revealed that many people with broken iPhones have been told their warranty is void at Apple stores because their water sensors have bee tripped, according to Watchdog. Apparently sweat and other moisture is turning this tablet indicators red. But when you open up the iPhone and really examine it, it is obviously a dry phone.
Apple is playing with fire with practices like this, with its loyal customer base that just now might be noticing there are other phone options. Your iPhone could be void of warranty right now and you don’t even know it! If you have an iPhone wrongly void of warranty let us know.
DIY Options if you iPhone actually does get wet
The first thing to remember to do is CONTACT US ASAP. The next thing to remember is to not hit any buttons (leave phone off).
There are many DIY options to consider
When you introduce water into electronics, a big problem that ends up occuring is corrosion. Sometimes the onset of corrosion is within 24 hours, sometimes it takes days, even weeks. But corrosion is a circuit board’s biggest enemy. If you dry it out, and it works, that’s great! But over time, features may begin to fail. This is due to growth of corrosion and oils left on the board once the water is all gone.
A ‘cheap’ solution goes like this:
- Take out of case and remove SIM card
- Shake out any extra water
- Use a blow dryer on low for a few minutes to get rid of excess water
- Place iPhone in rice bag, completely covered
- Leave in rice bag for a few days, blow drying it daily as needed
- At this point it should be dry and you can try to power it on.
The Right Solution
The iFixyouri Solution is the right one to go with. We use state-of-the-art equipment and tools that are more advanced that many competitors. We’ll ensure that no oils or residues are left on any components, including board, down to the microscopic level. We repair over 90% of water damaged phones, and with us, you know that your iPhone is in good hands. We’re so confident in our repair process that if we can’t fix it, there is no charge to you.