100 thoughts on “How to fix a wet iPhone 5c. Water Damage Repair Video. -JerryRigEverything”

  1. On vacation we got caught in a monsoon and my daughter's iPhone5 was in a dry pocket on a cooler.  Unfortunately, a few hours later we realized the phone was sitting in a  puddle in the "dry" pocket.  Upon returning to the ship we placed it in a ziplock bag full of rice and left it there for 3 days.  When we took it out, it still does not work.  What would your suggestion be?  If we can't save the phone, we at LEAST want to save the Sim Card.  HELP!!!!!!  Devastated daughter here………

  2. phone was dropped in lake. dried it out for 3 days it turns on just an unresponsive screen. swapped out screen still unresponsive. is there any hope for this phone?

  3. Tip to everyone who's phone goes for a swim turn it off right away dry it off DO NOT TRY TO SEE IF IT US WORKING YOU WILL FRY IT take it and put it in rice for 1-2 days if u leave longer it could result in a rusty phone or corrosion. Try powering on if it does and all is well your very lucky if not take it apart take the screen off the battery out and take and old or not used tooth brush and dip the tooth brush in 99% rubbing alcohol then go over the connections and flex cable connection I've fixed many phone using this method best of luck 🙂

  4. You make it look so easy!! haha I definitely struggled way more and it took me about an hour, but I did it and it worked!!!!! yaayyy!!! thank you thank you thank you!! 🙂

  5. What about 5s's? There seems to be a black thing connected to the home button, which I assume is the touch sensor
    How do I bypass this?

  6. What should i do if my iphone5c dropped on glass of water then i let it dry for 2 hours. then i switched it on it works but the screen has mark on it and some application crashes when i use it.

  7. dropped 5c s bunch of water the apple still coming up and fading away have in rice bag I have a no contract so this is painfull may be a cost me mid 300$ and the new ones way more and they sold out I have to have a phone for work

  8. Does removing the battery and such pertain to the memory, such as photos, contacts, etc? My only concern is losing all my photos and I also don't have anything backed up in icloud because I never learned how it worked.

  9. Awesome and very helpful video!!! Took my water damaged iPhone 5c to the Apple Store and of course they told me there was no chance in getting my pictures or data off. Bought a battery and a tool kit then followed this video to the T. I was lucky that my phone did turn on and the battery replacement was enough to transfer all my pics and data to my new phone. Thanks for the video, you're a lifesaver!!!

  10. my iPhone got wet and I told my dad and he says that the phone isn't broken because of the batterie, he said it broke because of the memory got wet. and I saw this video and now I'm confused

  11. SOMEONE HELP! I dropped my iphone in water and i was stupid enough to try and turn it back on because i was panicking. It got really hot to the point I couldn't hold it. Its in a bag of rice but I''m really scared I killed my phone because it over heated. HELP!

  12. Ok so after taking my iPhone out of the rice I put the charger in then the iTunes logo showed up the charging symbol. what does that mean?

  13. My iphone5 got wet in the toilet. I pressed the home button and the screen went black. I saw that the wet indicator inside the sim card has turned to pink/red. I put the phone inside a pack full of rice and after 48 hours I opened the phone. I did clean and dry the components inside the phone and removed the battery. Now, i am just waiting for the battery replacement while the phone is inside a box full of silica gels. Do you think it will work after the battery replacement? Thanks!

  14. My iphone 5c plunged in the toliet and i took it out immediately then put it in a bag of rice for 24 hours and it responds to charger but it vibrates alot. What do i do can i do this or leave it be??

  15. My iPhones screen is messed up at the left side (the color is a lot brighter) and when I unlock it, the touch goes all crazy! Will this fix it?

  16. I am having an issue with an iPhone 5s that has had water damage and will turn on but wont go past the apple logo. When plugged into the computer it is recognized and is in need of an update but I can not get the update to complete. Is there a way to get the phone to fully turn on?

  17. Extremely helpful. Considering I paid a little over $500 for the phone, the $12 dollars for the battery was worth a try and great results, my phone works. Thanks.

  18. i dropped my iphone 5c in the toilet facepalm yesterday and i straight away put it in a bowl of rice. when i tried to turn it on it didnt work and didnt respond to a charger it has been sitting rice for the last 24 hours and i havent touched it except i stood it up for a few hours in the rice to let the water come out the bottom. my question is how long should i leave it in the rice before trying to turn it on (coz i heard it bad to try to turn it on) and what are the chances of it working. also if i replaced my battery would all my photos, notes and contacts etc be gone?

  19. me too had a bad experience with my iphone 5c dropped into water, i kept it in rice more than 1 day and everything is fine except charging problem, my phone is not charging.. 🙁

  20. i tried to pry the battery out it started smoking whats wrong and its red because i acedentally put in in my laundry and it when into the washer i tried to put it in rice for a week it didn't work why is it smoking

  21. I was having a bath and I moved and water moved a little like waves and the 5c was on the side thing and the screen is cracked and the upper left has a chunk missing cuz the screen is cracked and little bit of water got in it and now it has lines so I put it in rice. I hope this fixes it..

  22. Hi Jerry, I dropped my phone into a river about a year ago and I still plan on saving it…. Do you think I can still save it with a battery replacement?

  23. I have a question, would you rather fix that cracked iPhone 5 c/s , or would you buy a new iphone 5 c/s?

  24. Great video. My mom got hers water damaged and was dried out as best we could & put in silicone bags for 48h. Powers on, Camera, Wifi, Apps and everything works EXCEPT the Phone part (making & receiving calls).
    Do you think this is repairable?
    Thanks in advance

  25. hello Jerry Rig
    I threw a glass of ice tea on the ground where my IPhone 5C was lying getting wet, I cannot say if it was really wet because was dark, the issue is that I dried it out from outside, I realized that was off so I plugged it in and went to sleep, the day after I realized was still off, and the screen not really dark, was kind of light dark, only like more than 12 hours later I put it in rice, before that I shaked it and took SIM card out, after watching video and having read most of the comments, I realized my ignorance, the phone has been for only about an hour in rice so far, can you please give me hope for evidently I have no extra money for another phone, I will appreciate you answering me the soonest, very thankful. Johanna

  26. hello Jerry Rig
    I threw a glass of ice tea on the ground where my IPhone 5C was lying getting wet, I cannot say if it was really wet because was dark, the issue is that I dried it out from outside, I realized that was off so I plugged it in and went to sleep, the day after I realized was still off, and the screen not really dark, was kind of light dark, only like more than 12 hours later I put it in rice, before that I shaked it and took SIM card out, after watching video and having read most of the comments, I realized my ignorance, the phone has been for only about an hour in rice so far, can you please give me hope for evidently I have no extra money for another phone, I will appreciate you answering me the soonest, very thankful. Johanna

  27. This worked thank you! The battery was strongly glued and it was tough to pry out gently. Also, I hadn't seen the hint to not let the screen go beyond the 90 degrees to prevent tearing the ribbon. But luckily, mine did go back to normal and all is well.

  28. Sir, can u please tell me if can i disconnect battery while phone is ON, i have same problem, but i am unsure if i may disconnect battery while is ON (because i cant turn it off ) help please ? 🙁

  29. i had my phone in my pocket and without knowing it and went in the pool and i was there for about 4 minutes then i put it in rice for 1 and half day then i charged it and when i pluged it in it poped up thde low battery logo and it went to then it turned white and showed the apple sign and you can see the water on the screen and then and it turned gray then black and it wont turn on SOULD I BUY A NEW BATERY PLEASE ANSWER I NEED TO KNOW???????

  30. Jerry or anyone else I need help!
    IK dropped my phone into the toilet and it was dried outside after I got it back. Then it worked for a couple minutes then turned off. After that I put it in rice for 8 hours. Then I tried turning it on and it gave me the charging signal, so I charged it. Now it's not turning back on! Help, will this method do the trick?

  31. Hey Jerry, nice video and very well explained dude. I just have one question, I dropped my iPhone 5 in the toiled over a year ago. I do not want any data back, just want to get the phone fix for fun. Would you recommend me try your method shown in this video or just order a new battery and screen to replace them? Thanks a lot in advance brother.

  32. my iphone wasnt dropped in anything but i got out of the pool with wet fingers & was on it, it still works absolutely fine but there is something constantly on the screen, what do i do?

  33. My phone got water damage two days ago and it was working but there were red lines on the screen. I put it in a bag of rice for 24 hours and the lines aren't as prominent but they still show up if I use my phone for any extended period of time. Will this fix my phone or is it too late?

  34. If the screen is too cracked to use a sucker because of air leaks, just stick some parcel tape on to the front glass, then you can use the sucker on the surface of the parcel tape.

  35. DO NOT PRY the battery out!

    There is a thin black strip along the bottom edge of the battery with a little loop on one end. If you gently pull that loop then white rubbery ribbons will start to pull out from under the battery, but don't pull too hard or jerkily or they will snap.

    Eventually, when about 20cm of white rubber ribbon has come out, the battery will fall free without having to be levered at all and can be replaced. Do not bend the screen back on the other connectors more than 90 degrees.

    You can see the black strip and white sticky rubber ribbons at 1:50 (black strip is on the left hand end).

  36. hey I have a LG phone cell phone and it's a funny story before church today my phone dropped in the yernal I accidentally drop it it still works and every thing but my battery is fifty percent and I trided to charge it dose anybody know how to fix that

  37. what if the phone turns on but you can't swipe it also looks like there's arching on the mother board by on the dig lcd conector on the actual logic board

  38. Do you have a repair for the iPhone 6 plus with same issue. Would like to try and replace battery. apple store would not do it.

  39. hi my phone fell in the toilet I Want You video and compared to everybody I was very impressed you so sincere trying to help people and give them what is more possibly will be the problem save them money and time what's the temp and thank you get Negative what's wrong with you people

  40. My iPhone 5s got immersed into water.
    Didn't work for a day. Not even during charging.
    Authorized Service Center said, replace the phone for 22k. It's dead.

    I still charged it. And to my surprise, it started working.The display showed water droplets all over, beneath the screen.
    Now, post 2 days (I blow-dried for 5 minutes. No keeping in sun, no rice sack, nothing), the water beneath the display had almost disappeared.
    The phone's working absolutely well. WIFI is working.
    Only issue is, SIM IS NOT BEING READ.
    THE PHONE IS NOT READING THE SIM CARD. It shows 'Searching' on top left corner.
    What do I do?

    The iPhone service center denied service to a water-drenched phone.
    And I don't trust the local service centers.

  41. it won't charge because i drop it in water the I put it in rice for 3 days and charge it but it still want come on

  42. You also need to clean the sediments left behind on the terminals,by river, salt water etc, with isopropyl alcohol since that is what corroded the phones

  43. I have recently got a 5c off a friend I think there has been water in it few screws are missing and screen is cracked should I get a new battery?

  44. Look ok idk how my phone got wet so it got wet and it won't come on I put it in rice nothing it's been water in in for over 3 weeks now pls help

  45. So i had got a iphone 5s with water damage idk how long it was in the water. Turns on with screen with water in it and front camera has condesnsion. I put it in a bag of rice what should i do if it dont work.

  46. Who is watching in 2017 like if you are also +JerryRigEverything if the phone is completely dry will it still work with water minerals

  47. My friend is giving me a water damaged iPhone 5c so if this fixes it I got a iPhone for £5 and all I needed to to was pay £12 to get the battery replaced nice but I'm probs gonna get my iPhone 5 and check if it works with it first.

  48. HI!  Thought my phone was dead but it shows logo – it got wet in the rain at the bottom of a bag back in august – haven't used it since then but today I thought let's plug her in!!! – wow so…the screen is white – I get the logo.  I also got a bunch of code which disappears  – and some lines just before the codes.  I tried to the link to replace the battery but it doesn't work anymore – help what kind of battery should I get?

  49. My phone got a few drops on it during last night, and it was wet. It makes you know, the “noise” when you put the charger in, but the screen is black. I have left it in rice for about 17 hours, but still, nothing! Help?

  50. Hi Jerry!
    Do you have any update on if the phone survived for more than 2 months?
    The link you posted on the battery have around 49% negative feedback due to the battery drain after 1 or two months ): .

  51. I sprayed mine with windex and I can’t use the back camera but this video should help me but I wouldn’t try this I’ll just get my dad

  52. 1:35 your supposed to remove the pull tabs on the bottom of the battery and the battery will fall right off. Also, its called a Logistics Board, not a "Motherboard."

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