Water Damaged iPhone 6
Touch Failure

Water Damaged iPhone 6

An iPhone 6 needed photos saved. The screen showed a damaged backlight and had no touch response, even with a good screen. Turns out the phone was water damaged. So, step one is a careful inspection.Lots of corrosion around the display and touch connectors and a little on the back.

After a careful cleaning, I re-worked the corroded feet on the connectors, but still no improvement. Then I started measuring. Found that several touch related signals from the touch chip were short to ground. Pulled the touch chip, known as “Meson”- corroded underneath.

Cleaned that up, replaced the chip- phone saved!

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