No power whatsoever, Where to start?
Alrighty, so I just purchased this iPhone 4 16gb GSM which has water damage. I was recently able to make an iPhone 3gs restore after having error code 29 repeatedly, following guide: Repairing iPhone Liquid Damage . I purchased this phone with some screws missing so obviously it has been taken apart, battery was loose, and battery terminal screw was missing. I do not know if they tried using another battery, or what. What gets me is that the water indicator sticker is still white so how could it have had water damage? I'm interested in finding out how to power this sucker up and any help would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I have a new battery on the way.
Correction, the white dot is sliiiightly pink.
I will attempt on the same way of fixing the last iPhone by soaking the logic board in isopropyl alcohol.
Aaron, some of the things I have noticed over the last few month, is the appearance of fake stickers. I guess people are becoming more ruthless in trying to sell off stuff. Anyhow, I would disregard the stickers. Follow the above guide and replace the battery. Watch for any debris, bend or corroded pins in the dock connector. You might even consider replacing it, just to make sure. Once cleaned, new battery installed, re-evaluate and see what you have. Do one step at a time so as to not replacing to many parts at once. Of course, since somebody already messed with it, it can be a bit of a hunt to determine what is going on. that is another reason why a new battery is a must. It will provide you with a clean, known to be good, starting point. Hope this helps, good luck.
Take a look at this image, it has a couple of solutions and might help you out. Credits to Wites for the solutions :) Do a visual inspection and see what you find. you will definitely need a magnifying glass as well as a multimeter.