There are no shortcuts around component level repair.

Posted Saturday, August 6, 2016

I see many people pointing to dry boxes, thirsty bags, and other hip new “tools” that supposedly fix liquid damaged devices. The reality of the matter is that a burned out component is a burned out component no matter what you put the device in afterwards!

Look at the pictures below. Besides replacing the broken components & running wires between areas where pathways were destroyed, how else can you imagine fixing this?

Firewire worked perfectly with a crisp image on the screen after our repair!

Firewire worked perfectly with a crisp image on the screen after our repair!

This board had no firewire and nothing on the screen.. surprising?

This board had no firewire and nothing on the screen.. surprising?

I want you to think about this when someone says that for $50 they’ll run your phone through some dry box, drop it into silica gel, or use magic software to get data off a phone that’s been in the ocean. Good ol’ fashioned brains & soldering is how we get data back and make devices work again. It takes a lot of thinking, and a lot of work under a microscope. It also brings the greatest rewards – a reliably functioning device over a long period of time.