Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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dropped in water. Black screen except in sunlite. touch screen works

I dropped my Iphone in water, only a few seconds. Powered it off and placed in a bag of rice for three days. After three days, I charged the phone and when I powered it on, I could hear sounds and feel it vibrating. In sunlight I can faintly see the touch screen. I was able to put in my pass-code and retrieve instant message and work other apps. What can I do to get the screen back to normal?

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sherribalmer , the first thing that I would suggest is that you follow this guide. It was written for the 3G. Once you got it accomplished, re-evaluate the damage and do replace the battery. It will also prevent corrosion down the line. If you do not clean your phone now, you may end up with damage in a couple of weeks. Anyhow, once you did that see what happens. Since your screen remains black, my gut feeling would be that it is short circuited. You will most likely have to replace it. Not a terrible job to do and not really to expensive. Here is the how-to and the part is available at available at multiple places. I prefer the whole assembly since it causes a whole lot less headache and is far more convenient. If a new LCD should not work, you must remember that your phone also uses a backlight coil and backlight IC that may have shortened out. The coil can be replaced, but does require soldering on the logic board, whereas the IC requires a reballing. Hope this helps, good luck.

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The LCD display is bad, you will either need to buy a replacement LCD and Digitizer or just an LCD. Personally I recommend the LCD and Digitizer simple replacement and no heatgun needed :)

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the backlight of LCD is damaged while display function is ok...so you have to replace a LCD

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