Water Damaged Mobile Phone Cleaning and Decontamination.
A thorough inspection under a stereo micro scope usually shows the printed circuit board (PCB) to have salt related residue contamination and on occasions the battery will also have swelled and need to be removed. Battery swell is caused by a short circuit , relatively high current discharge and consequential overheating.
The mobile phones PCB and other vital internal components normally require decontamination using our ultrasonic cleaning equipment. Ultrasonic cleaning uses high frequency sound waves to agitate a cleaning solution to remove contaminants that have adhered and dried on the substrates. Contaminants can be dust, oil, grease, dirt and salt deposits etc, The Phone assembly is subsequently placed in a desiccation chamber in order to remove any traces of the cleaning solution. After a suitable period the clean and dry components are re-assembled and a power-on attempted.
Following cleaning and initial power on any faulty electronic components are identified and replaced and where possible access to the flash memory is restored to a working condition. If access is not possible, advanced test equipment equipment can in specific circumstances be used to independently mount the storage chip, read the data primitives and translate the data into a user readable format such as photographs, videos , multimedia , contacts, text messages and call log information. This data is then prepared and shipped back to the customer on a USB memory stick