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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Homebutton doesnt work after water contact

Hey Guys. First of all, it's possible, that my English is not very perfect. I'm sorry for any mistakes.

I have an iPhone 3G here, which has some problems with its homebutton.

Quite a nice story, it fell in a cup with artificial blood which was used to take a video for school.

The only thing that doesnt work now is the Homebutton.

I opened the iPhone to look where the blood (its a mixture of water and red colour) was.

Which part should I order?

Thank You very much and nice greetings from Germany!


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Joe, the first thing I suggest, is that you clean your phone. Use this guide to get it done. After properly cleaning it, replace the battery (do not reuse a battery that may have been exposed to water) and then reevaluate. Check this guide for your home button repair, if the cleaning should not resolve this issue.

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Repairing iPhone Liquid Damage



1 - 2 hours

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iPhone 3G Home Button Replacement



25 minutes

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You likely need just a home button flex cable. My 3gs had home button water damage - replaced the button, working fine after that. I got the part from here.

May want to clean it with some alcohol first though, just to clean up the corrosion.

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U should get a new phone

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