Can you replace the Wi-Fi antenna on an iPhone?

My iPhone got wet and still works, apart from Wi-Fi. Is it possible to replace just the Wi-Fi component?

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 1, 2011 at 07:34

I'm sure you can. BUT I doubt anyone will do it for you. You only think your phone works. DAMAGE from water is a slow process. ANY number of parts could be affected by corrosion, and your WiFi is simply the first issue showing up. Many phoneshops do not repair waterdamaged phones at all. THEY FIX 1 thing and next week another problem shows up. THEY DO NOT want to be blamed, you know.
Not to 'rub it in', but we spend loads of money on phones that are pocketable computer. IF your house got flooded and your PC submerged, the insurance wouldn't pay for a new usb port. THEY would write the whole thing off. ELECTRONICS and WATER don't mix.
TRY AN APPLE STORE. See if they can help. IN my opinion any money you spend on a repair now is most probably wasted. SORRY :(

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 1, 2011 at 09:14

Some tips re. HOW TO deal with your wet phone => http://www.mobot.net/save-wet-phone

han1mcd  Apr. 1, 2011 at 15:26

I'll go back to the Apple store and see if they can help me out. A friend cracked their screen while under warranty and apple replaced it even though it was my friend's fault. Maybe they'll be nice to me too

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 1, 2011 at 15:30

Yes, try that - they are usually quite 'flexible' ;)


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