iPhone 3GS

Liquid Damage


Part Brand



Time to Install
Up to 7 days, 0 hours, 0 min
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How and where can I get Liquid Damage Repair Service on a iPhone 3GS?

You can get your iPhone 3GS Liquid Damage Repair Service by visiting Springfield iPhone Repair in Downtown Springfield, MO (412 S Campbell in Springfield, MO). No appointment is needed for this repair. Feel free to come to our shop location during our open business hours 10A-2P and 3P-6P Monday through Friday. Repair time is up to 7 days, 0 hours, 0 min, and comes with n/a Warranty. If you choose (and the part availability allows for) to get this item shipped, you will likely forfeit any such warranties as described. This repair service is not available for price-matching at this time.
This product either is not available for outright purchase or is available for the part only at the same rate of $100 including shipping within the contintental 48 states and invalidates any such warranties as described in the warranty description for n/a.

This replacement is geared for those that have tested and found that their iPhone 3GS does not output light through the LCD's backlight even after replacing the LCD. This advanced replacement service is available through Springfield iPhone Repair and requires payment upfront for this service.

Note: This is a 'High Risk Repair'.

Symptoms & Preventative Measures

When a iPhone 3GS needs a Liquid Damage

What symptoms can be fixed with this repair?

  • No backlight on iPhone 3GS
  • Problem persists even after replacing the LCD with included backlight
  • Backlight flashing, flickering or fading over time

All Data (such as pictures, telephone numbers, video, or any other stored information) WILL LIKELY be lost. Ensure that you backup your iPhone 3GS before repair. When your iPhone 3GS is fixed, you can re-sync your backup to your iPhone to the latest backup.

What causes this iPhone 3GS coil to go out?

  • Liquid Damage
  • Impact Damage
  • Heat Damage

What is a "High Risk Repair", and how does this affect me?

This iPhone Repair Service is a high risk repair. This means that you assume all risks for the device as this repair process can further damage the device, fix the device, or have no effect at all. We provide no guarantee that the device will work in any way up return, however, you shoud read the chances of recovery with the iPhone 3GS Coil Replacement.

Preventative Measures to keep your iPhone 3GS from killing the backlight again

There is no practical foolproof way to keep your iPhone from getting liquid damage. However, there are some options to help prevent such damage from occuring.

  • Keep your iPhone away from water

    : Seems simple, but taking your iPhone to the lake where you have no service is not the smartest suggestion. If you cannot live without having your iPhone within grasp, do not keep it near the bow of the boat, and keep it in a case such as an Otter Box. You might even consider putting the iPhone away so if you need access to it you can go get it, but it's not immediately at risk of tipping with an unexpected wave, getting splashed on, or have drinks spill on it.
  • Use an Otter Box.

    These are water resistant cases that are large in size. Most people do not like the size of these bricks, but if you find that you work around moisture, or frequent locations with lots of water (lake, rivers, or even home), you might consider keeping the iPhone in an otter box at those locations where it really doesn't matter if you need to put it in/out of your pocket.

To prevent heat damage to your iPhone 3GS,

  • Keep your iPhone out of direct sunlight, especially in summer months. If you cannot avoid sun exposure, use a hard-shell plastic case with air room, not a silicone case as they tend to trap heat.
  • If you work in extreme heat environments, keep your iPhone covered and insulated such as inside clothing
  • DO NOT LEAVE YOUR IPHONE IN YOUR VEHICLE in summer months for extended periods of time, as heat temperatures soar in enclosed spaces such as vehicles
  • Use only Apple Branded or other Apple Approved Chargers... this is not a sales tactic as chargers that do not meet quality standards can adversly effect battery usage and possible overheating due to a damaged battery or battery components

Why do I have to pay for this repair ahead of time?

Due to the "High Risk" this repair process brings, we cannot offer a warranty on such services. By paying us for this repair and sending in your device, you agree that we will professionally replace the iPhone 3GS Backlight Coil using only professional quality parts, materials and environments, with no implied or written warranty of any sort.

Data Recovery

If you do not have a backup of your information, and the only location your information is stored is the liquid-damaged iPhone, we might be able to recover the information from your device, depending on the extent of the damage. However, this can incur additional costs above what the repair would be without data services.

What are the methods used to recover a water damaged iPhone?

There are a variety of troubleshooting steps that we take, and depending on the damage details how far to go in recovery. Some of the steps are listed below.

  • Ensure the iPhone is completely Dry
  • Kill Corrosion
  • Clean Corrosion
  • Components Check
  • Advanced Recovery
This repair process is specific to the "Advanced Recover" process of an iPhone 3GS Backlight Coil Repair Service.
Chance of Recovery

We have a 90% success rate where the device will output light through the backlight after this repair process. This repair does not resolve any other issue with the iPhone, so if youhave other issues that need dealt with, you will need to indicate such request at the time of repair.

How long before my iPhone is recovered?

The processes involved can take up to a week to resolve the issues with your iPhone.

What happens if my data and my iPhone cannot be recovered?

Once we have exhausted all option, or at your choice upfront, we can install a replacement iPhone 3GS logic board. You will loose any information by replacing your logic board, unless data was recovered during the recovery process or restored from a backup on your computer. If you need data recovery services or information transfered over, please inform us at the time of repair (not included). If you need recovery services we will need to know any passcodes, whether the iPhone was jailbroken, and what kind of tools are installed on the device for SSH (or other remote) access. The iPhone 3GS Logic Board is tested 100% functional ahead of time, so any further issues after transfering the logic board to your iPhone and your receipt are not included in this repair.

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