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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My iPhone got wet 2 days ago and it is completely dead?

i dropped my iphone 3g in the toilet 2 days ago and then straight away i put it in a bag of rice. Last night i checked to see if it was dry and it was. So i decided to charge it. All of a sudden it started vibrating constantly and it would stop about 10 minutes later. Today i decided to charge it again only this time it didnt vibrate. I have tried pressing the home button and the power button, and then i tried pressing all the buttons but still no luck! I even plugged it in the computer and the computer did not see any device on it. I even tried switching the vibrate button but it still wouldnt vibrate! I dont want to got to any store or cost any money! What can i do to make it charge or turn on?

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Adrienne Torres, skip the rice. The "rice trick" is one big myth. Placing your phone in rice is equivalent to doing nothing. It does not prevent any kind of corrosion or fixes your phone. The best thing to do is to stop using the device, (remove the battery) and to totally disassemble it. Use these guides for that. Then clean it with +90% isopropyl alcohol. This will displace the water and stop corrosion. It it okay to submerge a board in isopropyl alcohol. Check this guide to show you how to do it. After that, air dry all the components. Do not forget to clean the connectors on the board as well as the cables. Then re-assemble with a new battery. This is not optional but a must to avoid failure later on. Check your board for any missing or damaged component. Water damage is the toughest to trouble shoot and to repair. Hope this helps, good luck.

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