macbook liquid damage repair

Waterproof Devices – The Real Truth!

Are electronic devices waterproof?

Most newer devices boast to have waterproof functions - however this is quite misleading it seems. Whilst some newer devices are built to handle liquid better than previous models they are certainly not waterproof. 

So why do manufacturers say that they are?

Large manufacturers can be quite misleading with their marketing approach when promoting the waterproof function of their devices. The truth is no commercial mobile phone or tablet to date is fully waterproof. 

How is water resistance measured?

Water resistance is measured by its IP rating (Ingress Protection).  IP ratings take into account the level of resistance to dust and liquid. With regards to the liquid element of the rating this is scored from 1 - 9.

An IP rating of 1 would indicate a device that can withstand vertical droplets of rainfall falling onto its surface for 10mins. The amount of water corresponds to 1mm per min rainfall. That’s the equivalent of 10mm of water in 10 mins. A very tiny amount. 

A level 9 water resistance rating can withstand powerful water jets at close distances of 0.1 - 0.15m. This is also tested at high water temperatures above 70 degrees celsius. This is your highest electronic water resistance rating. 

How they get away with it?

The play is on the word waterproof. If a device has an IPX1 rating, legally this device is water resistance so you can market your product as being waterproof or water resistant. However as detailed above a device with an IPX1 rating can only withstand 10mmn droplets of water over a 10minute period on its surface. 

So you go to the beach or into the shower with your device, mislead that your device is waterproof.  Lo and behold your device stops functioning properly. You are now left shocked and confused. You even start to think the fault is unrelated to the fact that the device was immersed in liquid. 

Below is an  iPhone 8 that has come into contact with liquid. Waterproof according to the manufacturer so explain how liquid has penetrated through to the logic board?

iPhone 8 liquid damge repair
Unrecoverable iPhone 8 Logic Board.

What do I do if my device comes into contact with liquid?

Well first of all DO NOT put your devices in rice. The rice tale is a myth that I wish I could pull from every blog and video on the internet.

Take your device to a reputable repair company that has good experience and understanding with how to assess, diagnose and repair liquid damaged devices. I know of one called Gadget Rehab if you would like a recommendation.

Gadget Rehab has huge success rates (approx 80%) recovering data from liquid damaged devices and can often also recover the device itself depending on the extent of the damage. 

Lastly, read our blog Liquid Damage - The do's and the dont's. This will give you a firm understanding on what to do immediately after your device has been in contact with liquid. 

Sony Xperia Repair Price List

The table below gives a guide price to the most common repairs completed for Sony Xperia Smartphones and mobile phones.

 

Key facts about your repair:

If you have a Sony Xperia tablet (tab) that requires repair then please give us a call on 01494 534 008 or complete our quotes form and a member of our team will be in contact shortly.

DeviceScreen
(Original Screen)
Battery
Internal
Liquid Damage DiagnosticsLevel 1 DiagnosticsLevel 2 DiagnosticsLevel 3 DiagnosticsSoftware, Servicing and Support (PH)
Sony Xperia XZ Series
Xperia XZ£120.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XZs£155.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XZ Premium£180.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XZ1£130.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XZ1 Compact£125.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XZ2£140.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XZ2 Premium£145.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XZ2 Compact£135.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XZ3£250.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Sony Xperia XA Series
Xperia XA£110.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XA Ultra£130.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XA1£120.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XA1 Ultra£150.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XA2£140.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XA2 Ultra£190.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia XA2 Plus£140.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Sony Xperia Z Series
Xperia Z3£190.00£45.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia Z3 Compact£160.00£45.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia Z3 Plus£200.00£45.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia Z5£200.00£45.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia Z5 Dual£200.00£45.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia Z5 Compact£150.00£45.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00
Xperia Z5 Premium£210.00£45.00£48.00 + Part£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£24.00

Internal Replacements: These are components just as cameras, buttons and switches, charge port, speakers, proximity sensors, vibrating motors. This does not include microsoldering or any motherboard repairs.

Multiple Repairs: on the same device at the same time can be given a discount of up to £15.00 off the total repair cost.

Turnaround Times: To know the turnaround times for your repair please click hear or ask a member of staff.

Business customers  with more than 10 devices please call to speak with Daniel Beckford to discuss trade prices and discounts.

If you are unsure of your device or have any questions please give us a call on 01494 534 008.

apple iphone repairs high wycombe UK

The table below gives a guide price to the most common repairs completed for iPhone repairs and iPad repairs by Gadget Rehab.

Here you will find prices for iPhone screen repair, iPhone battery repair, iPhone liquid damage repair also for iPad screen repair and much more. You can always call us or get quote online if you prefer.

Key Facts

Original Apple seller re-manufactured screens.
OEM Internal Parts Used 
Same Day Service or Whilst You Wait*
Booking Required 
Experienced Technicians
Highly Rated Locally and Nationally
DeviceFront Screen
(Original)
Front Glass OnlyLCD Only
(OEM)

Battery
(OEM)
Internal
Replacement
Back Glass
Housing Replacement
Liquid Damage
Diagnostics
Level 1 DiagnosticsLevel 2 DiagnosticsLevel 3 DiagnosticsSoftware
Servicing and Support (PH)
iPhone Repairs
iPhone 5/5C/5S/SE£45.00£45.00N/A£40.00£36.00 + Part£50.00£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 6£55.00£55.00N/A£40.00£36.00 + Part£65.00£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 6 Plus£60.00£60.00N/A£45.00£36.00 + Part£65.00£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 6s£60.00£60.00N/A£40.00£36.00 + Part£65.00£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 6s Plus£65.00£65.00N/A£45.00£36.00 + Part£65.00£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 7£65.00£65.00N/A£40.00£48.00 +Part£75.00£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 7 Plus£70.00£70.00N/A£45.00£48.00 +Part£75.00£36.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 8£70.00£70.00N/A£50.00£48.00 +Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 8 Plus£75.00£75.00N/A£55.00£48.00 +Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone X £245.00£195.00N/A£90.00£96.00 + Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone XRTBC (call for quote)£195.00N/A£90.00£96.00 + Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone XSTBC (call for quote)£205.00N/A£90.00£96.00 + Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone XS MaxTBC (call for quote)£235.00N/A£90.00£96.00 + Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 11TBC (call for quote)TBC (call for quote)N/A£90.00£96.00 + Part£150.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 11 ProTBC (call for quote)TBC (call for quote)N/A£90.00£96.00 + Part£160.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 11 Pro MaxTBC (call for quote)TBC (call for quote)N/A£90.00£96.00 + Part£190.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPads RepairsFront Screen
(Glass + LCD)
Front Glass Only (Digitizer)LCD Only
(OEM)
Battery
(OEM)
Internal
Replacement
Back Glass
Housing Replacement
Liquid Damage
Diagnostics
Level 1 DiagnosticsLevel 2 DiagnosticsLevel 3 DiagnosticsSoftware
Servicing and Support (PH)
iPad 2/3/4£120.00£65.00£95.00£65.00£48.00 + Part£75.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Air 1/ iPad 5 (2017)£157.00£75.00£120.00£90.00£60.00 + Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad 6 (2018)£255.00£95.00£180.00TBC£60.00 + Part£120.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Air 2£175.00*135.00N/A£80.00£60.00 + Part£120.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Mini 1£135.00£65.00£105.00£80.00£48.00 + Part£75.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Mini 2/3£160.00£65.00£130.00£80.00£60.00 + Part£75.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Mini 4£175.00£125.00N/A£80.00£60.00 + Part£120.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Pro 9.7£185.00*£135.00N/A£125.00£60.00 + Part£120.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Pro 10.5£210.00*£165.00N/A£125.00£60.00 + PartTBC£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Pro 10.5£345.00*N/AN/A£125.00£96.00 + PartTBC£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Pro 12.9 1st Gen£207.00*£185.00N/A£125.00£96.00 + Part£160.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Pro 12.9 2nd Gen£275.00*£245.00N/A£125.00£96.00 + Part£160.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Pro 12.9 3rd Gen£370.00*£350.00N/A£125.00£96.00 + PartTBC£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00

Internal Replacements: These are components just as cameras, buttons and switches, charge port, speakers, proximity sensors, vibrating motors. This does not include micro soldering or any motherboard repairs. 

Multiple Repairs: on the same device at the same time can be given a discount of up to £15.00 off the total repair cost. 

Turnaround Times: To know the turnaround times for your repair please click hear or ask a member of staff. 

Business customers  with more than 10 devices please call to speak with Daniel Beckford to discuss trade prices and discounts. 

All Prices include VAT (Updated Sep 2019)

If you are unsure of your device or have any questions please call us on 01494534008 and a member of our team will be able to assist you further

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Apple iPhone X liquid damage recovery.

Can this Apple iPhone X liquid damged from sea water be recovered? Its going to be a challenge but we will attempt to at least recover the data for this customer. At Gadget Rehab – High Wycombe we pride ourselves in being different from the competition by having the expertise to take on some of the most challeging electronic repair tasks. Have you got any challenges for us?

Water damaged devices are a common occurrence. In the following mini document I will be discussing what to do when your device encounters liquid damage.

Scenario - taking that perfect summer beach photo for your Instagram, and oops! Your phone slips out of your hands and into the water it goes. You quickly take it out give it a shake and “wow!” it’s still working…

What do you do?

A - carry on using as usual.

- put it in some rice overnight just in case

C - switch it off and take it to a professional asap.

If you answered A. then sorry your wrong!

Water can get into your phone in seconds, and even if it continues working this water can start to cause some serious issues to your board. Why? Because when the electrical currents running through the device mix with the water it starts to cause shorts and  corrosion.

You may not see the effects of this immediately however sometimes even months later,  you will start to have issues. By which point you have forgotten about the water damage, and may put the blame on something else (if taken to a professional they should be able to diagnose the issue and determine the extent of the damage). The cost to do repairs (if at all repairable) at this point will be higher than if you choose the right answer.

If you answered B. then you are also wrong!  

Despite what you may have been led to believe by rumors/superstition rice does NOTHING in regards to helping resolve the issue at all. In fact in most cases it can cause more damage than help. As the granules can get jammed in ports e.g. charging.

When water damage occurs sometimes your screen may go black, what a lot of people do is leave it in rice overnight and then put the device on charge - expanding on my previous point, water and electricity do not mix well! All this does is become a catalyst to creating shorts and further corrosion of your device, even though it may turn back on all that is going to happen is a repeat of why (A.) was also wrong.

So if A. and B. were wrong then C. is of course the right answer!

Yes if your device has water damage take switch it off and take it to a professional asap!

  1. Your first step post water damage is to power down the device.
  2. Take it to a technician as soon as possible.

Do not attempt to charge the device or use it in anyway as this as mentioned can cause shorts, fry the on board chips and kick start the corrosion.

The technician will open the device and assess the extent of the damage, they do this by checking over the board and all major components. The tech will then start the ultrasonic cleaning process.

What is ultrasonic cleaning?

Ultrasonic cleaning is process in which a ultrasonic frequency is put through a specially formulated solution. What this does is create millions of microscopic bubbles which are of roughly up to 45 degrees celsius. which aggressively pop therefore resulting in a clean board.

The process

The technician will disconnect the battery from the board and then begin the disassembly  of the device. After they have removed the board they will dry it using compressed air. They will then look through a microscope to examine the board in depth to see if they can spot any corrosion that may have already taken place.

Their next move is to place the board in a ultrasonic cleaning solution using a special PCB cleaner.

They will then remove the board from the ultrasonic tank and the clean any deposits with IPA.. The technician then have another detailed look at the board under the scope to ensure the ultrasonic wash has been completed successfully. If you are lucky you will receive a call saying your device is ready to be collected.

In some cases the board has extended damage so you will be advised on what the best option for you to go forward would be. This could be having to change a few components on the board or some other components such as the screen etc

Here at Gadget rehab our repairs are conducted in a safe, secure and professional manner. Our technicians are experts in their particular fields. All repairs go through a 4 eye checking process to ensure the best outcomes.

Gadget Rehab complete liquid damage repairs on smartphone, tablets, PCs and Laptops. Prices start from as little as £19.99 and take up to 5 working days.

So if your device has encountered any form of liquid give us a call on: 01494 534 008 or email: info@gadgetrehab.co.uk

Turnaround times to suit you.