$3!--Toilet Water->Stuck @ low batt screen->New battery to fix it?
A couple months ago, this iPhone 3G was dropped into a toilet. The rice trick didn't work. I recently plugged it into a computer and the screen comes up (in perfect condition) with the screen you get when you've drained your battery (the one with the minimal red line of juice and lightning bolt)... When the phone is unplugged, it turns off immediately. This made me think the battery was simply dead, but I'm not so sure after reading of people that were able to boot their iPhones with batteries that were just as bad (turned off immediately after being unplugged)... What's the deal here?
-Is the iPhone 3G capable of booting without a working battery?
-Is there a chance that the battery is being detected as depleted but is incapable of being recharged?
-Would toilet water deteriorate the soldering of the battery? I know urine is acidic...
-Is it likely that other components were damaged if the battery was damaged?
-The iPhone was on when it was dropped in the toilet...
-When home and power buttons are pressed while it's plugged in, the screen doesn't shut off
-When it's plugged in, the computer doesn't recognize that it is plugged in (not transferring USB data, only power)
$3 via PayPal to whoever gives the best answer once I've verified it helped me (if that's allowed here). Thanks!
Is this a good question?