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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. 

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£40.00£48.00 +Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 8 Plus£75.00£75.00N/A£45.00£48.00 +Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone X £195.00£195.00N/A£90.00£96.00 + Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone XR£165.00£165.00N/A£90.00£96.00 + Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone XS£315.00£315.00N/A£120.00£96.00 + Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone XS Max£420.00£420.00N/A£120.00£96.00 + Part£90.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 11£385.00£385.00N/A£120.00£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£120.00£96.00 + Part£160.00£48.00£0.00£24.00£36.00£36.00
iPhone 11 Pro Max£670.00£670.00N/A£120.00£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£180.00£90.00£60.00 + Part£120.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Air 2£175.00135.00N/A£110.00£60.00 + Part£120.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Mini 1£135.00£55.00£105.00£68.00£48.00 + Part£75.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Mini 2/3£160.00£55.00£130.00£68.00£60.00 + Part£75.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Mini 4£185.00£155.00N/A£80.00£60.00 + Part£120.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Pro 9.7£210.00£180.00N/A£120.00£60.00 + Part£120.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Pro 10.5£235.00*£205.00N/A£120.00£60.00 + PartTBC£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Pro 12.9 1st Gen£270.00*£210.00N/A£140.00£96.00 + Part£160.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Pro 12.9 2nd Gen£355.00*£285.00N/A£140.00£96.00 + Part£160.00£48.00£0.00£36.00£36.00£36.00
iPad Pro 12.9 3rd Gen£540.00*£440.00N/A£140.00£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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