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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Center button issues (minor water damage?)

Hey guys,

So I took an 16gb 3G off of my grandfather's hands in an effort to sell it (as he had two for some reason). Anyway... I soon find out that the center button works about 75% of the time and sometimes refuses to work for a few hours - its under warranty but when I take it to Apple they tell me water must of sneaked up the charging area and therefore the warranty is no good.

The phone works in perfect condition other than this minor problem which only seems to happen every once in a while..... is there anyway to fix it? What am I looking at in terms of costs? Any insight is appreciated. Thanks

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Have you opened it up at all? You may want to take a look and see if any H2O is in there.


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well, sell it with the known fault honestly to the buyer

or FIX it yourself and end up with a phone that may not be any better and has a damaged shell.

if it is as you describe, someone easily will buy it as is, as opposed to a 'attemted fixed' one

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Being dishonest doesn't solve anyone's problem.


NOWHERE did I say to be dishonest - I said to tell the buyer about the problem. I basically said don't %^$^ with it and make it worse ....


11team is Correct selling the phone on ebay with the know fault described is a good idea and is NOT dishonest.


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Can ifixit fix it?

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iFixit does not personally do repairs. Sorry!


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