iPhone 3G that seems to have liquid damage but indicators still white?
Bought an Iphone 3g to repair. Most of the screws have rust on them. Usually rust comes from water or moisture contact. However, the water damage indicators are still white. The dock connector has rust,what looks like corrosion, and/or mold. I was going to replace the battery and the dock/charger port. Is there anything else you think I need to replace? The phone doesn't hold a charge or turn on at all. White powdery stuff on some parts inside.
Matthieu, who knows what happened to the indicators. It is possible that the original indicators were fraudulently replaced. Happens all the time, and it is done by cheats. Anyhow, it does sound like a good project to try to resurrect. The white powdery stuff is most likely corrosion. I would start off by cleaning the phone using this guide. After that I most certainly would replace the battery and the molded dock connector. Then re-evaluate for any residual damage. I am sure you have seen the great guides on here to help you with this. Good luck.