Repair water damage
A little over a year ago my iPhone stopped working, so I brought it to Apple and they told me it had water damage. I have since replaced it with a 3G, but want to see whether its worth fixing the 1G. If I plug it in to a dual ac/usb plug it powers up and seems fine except for the back button. Once I unplug it, it automatically powers down. If I try to plug it in with a regular AC power adapter, it will not power up at all. It also says 'Repair needed: iPhone cannot make or receive calls. www.apple.com/s
any iphone with Damp damage should NEVER be turned on before a dryout.
Leave in sleep mode,dont press any buttons, place in a zipbag full of rice leave in warm place for at least 24 hrs. Works fine, then OK.
If there is a visual of ANY kind but not normal, attempt turn off.
Remove ALL covers, blow dry on hot using dryer, leave to stand in sunlight or similar for 48hrs, assemble and retry.
Strip completely,if 1GEN-remember to separate communication board from logic board, ALL pcb's should be immersed in ISO-PROPONOL alcohol for at least 3 hrs,this loosens the inevitable buildup of oxide, remove pcb's one at a time and scrub thoroughly with rough microbrush, tough toothbrush may be sufficient, rinse once again in alcohol and allow to dry in hot temperature or maybe blowdry in hot setting.
before assembling, a thorough rub of connectors may be necessary using methylated spirit.
NOTE; Battery may need replacong or re-vitalizing.
I used alcohol to clean board, and then before reasembly used a small amount of armorall on a soft cloth to make the board not be chalky white looking. not that the appearance is the issue I just assumed it probably would not have any possible oxidization with the use of this. and this was done on a portable dvd player, which had been outside in the rain and snow of the winter months without my knowledge of it being there. the board actually had rust around the volume wheel and couple other places but worked perfect after little tlc, I have fixed many things since this one with the same products. : ) Not sure if anyone will even read this being year since last post but heck I suppose I am here reading the previous so chances are possible.
Joanna Raye Lee