Revamped version of the iPhone 3G with faster processing speeds. Repair of this device is similar to the 3G, and requires simple screwdrivers and prying tools. Model A1303 / 16 or 32 GB capacity / black or white plastic back.

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iPhone 3GS won't power on and stay on without charger

The phone got submerged in water and was dried out with hairdryer and ziplok bag with rice for 5 days. It has data I want off it. The only way I can get it to power up and stay on is to keep it attached to the charger. I want to keep this phone to use.

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Hi Joshua, to take care of your water damage correctly you need to disassemble the phone to fix it right, here is a guide to step you through it, iPhone 3GS Teardown after its in pieces inspect everything for corrosion or rust and remove it with alcohol and a toothbrush, make sure it's completely dry before you reassemble it, sometimes the battery will be shorted out and need to be replaced, if it wont power up after this procedure get back on here and post a question and we can help, if you do this please let me know if it works, good luck ! If this answer was helpful please remember to mark it accepted.

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