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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water damage-digitiser still not responding

hi, just got an iphone that had been water damaged, cleaned with isopropyl alcohol, all cables and connectors look clean and undamaged. digitiser still not responsive. have restored phone back to 3.1.3 but still no luck. i know it's definately a problem with this motherboard as other working digitiser don't work on this motherboard. trouble is... is there a fix or is it dead?

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even if the connectors on the logic board are looking good - they might be damaged - "resoldering" the connecotr o the logic board would be my first try (only with the soldering iron and some flux!)

check the board for shorted or burnt parts

got a 3g yesterday, had an almost white screen with a bad flicker - took me less than 10 minutes to fix that - the board was cleaned but not enough! - so maybe you should check the parts again, use a good magnifier for that

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the resoldering... how do you go about that? I can't see anything obvious but will go back again and check the parts


the resoldering is pretty much straight vorward - heat up your soldering iron, put some flux on the legs of the part you want to resolder, and then - carefully press the tip of the soldering iron on the legs. depending on the tip size and the power you your soldering iron - it shouldn't take to long until you see the "shinier" soldering tin - go on and make the next leg area...


should have just cleaned it properly in the first place! clean clean clean. saved me some soldering but thanks for the help, will probably need it again shortly.


you're welcome - thats exactly the point why i always clean the devices instead of putting them into rice ;-)


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