iPhone 3G

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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not charging after water immersion.

wife's iPhone died after getting wet,dried out,would switch on but not charge,changed the battery using great fixit guide.(connector 3 is a hard one,better pic maybe?).will switch on ok but still won't charge,any ideas please ??

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thank you both for your time and taking the trouble to help a novice techhead.will try the cleaning first and if no good the dock connector

by gareth jones

you're welcome ;-)

by markus weiher

alas new dock connector,battery and a good clean up have failed to work.phone functions ok except for taking a charge.thanks for the sound advice though.

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had the same problem with my iPhone 3G.

replaced battery,dock connector...

checked charge/usb chip

(Linear Technology LTC4088-2 Battery charger/USB controller)

http://cds.linear.com/docs/Datasheet/408...

check vbus=5v

in my case I had to change the LTC4088 and another chip this position (backside/logic board)

http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f456/iPh...

if your ltc4088-2 chip is ok check the "position" shown the link above.

its not easy!!!but now its ok!

read this: (to see pictures you have to register (free))

http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f631/iPh...

http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f456/3g-...

http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f456/iPh...

http://www.yobbgsm.com/2010/04/iPhone-3g...

http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f456/iPh...

http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f631/iPh...

(usb-solution)

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nice - but to be honest - most of those repairs/hacks/unlocks are nothing for the "standard user" - mostly half legal vendors in the background. i have 2 accounts there - my first one is from my old cell phone repair days in 2001 ;-)

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fluid damages are always problematic - there are sometimes tiniy shorted parts on the logicboard and the dock connector.

those parts have to be cleaned carefully with a soft paintbrush and rubbing alcohol - let it dry (really dry) and if everything is clean - reassemble it and try it again

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You may have to replace.....either the battery or the dock connector.

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thanks but i've reached the limit of my tech ability.the good lady will have to look after her next phone !

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hello my apple iPhone 3G dropped in water dried perfect but I have a problem everything worked, the touch screen does not work I tried to change it again but do not want to know. how can I fix this? thank you very much.

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please start a new question for that

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gareth jones will be eternally grateful.

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