Do you ever wonder how to check for water damage, before, purchasing a used iPhone 4? It is quite feasible that a used iPhone 4 may face a problem of water Damage; so, Here are few easy tricks to check Water Damage in used iPhone 4.
After all, at the end we are talking about the hard-cash, in exchange of a used iPhone. So, it is obligatory to find out whether you are investing your cash at a precise place or not?
Basically, there are two ways to purchase a used iPhone – either you can purchase it from any online shopping store or you can directly go to some retail stores.
If you find any retail stores, it is desirable to you, firstly you check your product properly… but anyhow if you fail to find a retail store… and if you are buying from online shopping store, then, firstly ask the online stores to send some snap of the product, also ask them that the product is not water damage.
Basically there are two ways to check water damage in iPhone 4; one is through internal sensor and the other is through external sensor. Also, apple has placed 4 sensors at different places. If sensor of iPhone has been changed from white to red, then, don’t buy it; because that product has definitely come in the contact with high humidity or with some liquid.
How to check water damage in iPhone 4 through external Sensor:
External Sensor is the easiest way to check iPhone 4 for water damage, without opening the back of the iPhone 4. If you have a small flashlight or torch, then, you can have a superior look to the sensor.
Headphone Jack Sensor:
This sensor is initiated in the inner part of the headphone, and that too at the bottom. Also, it is easy to find and inspect sensor easily… What you need to do is place some light at the bottom, if white come into view then you buy, because, red is a not good color to buy that product.
Note: After a long time it happens that the sensor is extricated. So, just switch on to another sensor.
Dock Connector Sensor:
Next external sensor on the line is in the dock connector. If you are not satisfied with the headphone sensor, then, go with this sensor. Hold the iPhone screen down and watch into the dock connector. If the upper side is covered with tiny white color (or it will appear with red color, if device had ever been in a contact with liquid or heavy humidity.)
You will have to make sure that both the sensor is white… if it is so then you can put your step further to purchase that iPhone 4. But, if you want to inquire more, then, there are two more sensors available to check water damage in iPhone 4:
How to check Water Damage in iPhone Through Internal Sensor:
For checking these two sensors you will need a screwdriver. In the internal part of the iPhone, one will definitely find two different sensors. Also, it is easily visible once you open back cover of the iPhone. If you have a CDMA iPhone, then you will require security screwdriver and for GSM you will require #00 Phillips screwdriver.
Once you open the 2 screws of the body, you will have to look closely at the internals and make sure that everything looks fine. Avoid the devices which show the signs, as follows:
A large amount of debris or dust inside the device.
The battery tab is torn off
This is the first internal sensor which is placed directly on the clip, which holds the battery down. If this is (red in color, then, also it is advisable that you don’t purchase this product). If it is white, then, move to the final hurdle.
Logic Board Sensor:
This is the final sensor, which is located in the screw, which holds the logic board. If this sensor also comes out to be white, then, without fail purchase the product. But, if it’s not white, then stay away from the product.