iPhone 5 Water Damage and potential repair
While on vacation I took my iphone 5 for a swim in a pool for about 30 to 40 minutes. At this point I am pretty much resigned to the fact that its beyond repair but the phone shows signs of life so I want to make sure I try everything I can. I am pretty handy with the help of ifixit tutorials so at this point I have replaced the battery and the screen. The phone shows up in itunes and I have been able to restore it several times through itunes. The only thing I get on the screen is the apple in the middle and the backlight is not working so I have to flash a light onto the screen to see the apple. I can see the progress bar when it goes through the restore as well. So I know its got some life in there somewhere :). The screen is a brand new replacement so I assume the backlight component on the motherboard is fried since I can not get any light on the screen. At this point does anyone know what I can do to bring the phone back to life or is it pretty much holding on by threads? When its plugged into itunes it charges and stays on the apple logo but when I unplug it and come back to it in the morning it is completely dead until I plug it back in again so it can charge back up.
I have an old iphone 4 that I am using and I am up in september for my upgrade so I have no plans to pay for another phone at this point. It just doesnt make a lot of sense to do that when I only have a few months until the iphone 6. But I would still like to try anything to bring it back to life. I feel like I have tried everything I read on the boards but if anyone has some advice I am all ears. Appreciate the feedback in advance.
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