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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dropped it in water what are my options

dropped the iphone entirely in water.. how can i fix it or what are my options

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have fixed a few water damaged iphones and the only good solution is to strip the phone to the shell- remove motherboard, carefully take off metal cover which is over components, get isopropyl alcohol 90%, soft brush (i use a make up brush) and clean everything including the connectors to display unit/dock connector. water leaves a white or greenish residue/corrosion which will not be removed by using the rice method. if you only do this then you will not sort any further problems from occurring. once the phone has been cleaned you need to leave for several hours before reassembling and attempting to power up.

the most common problem i have is with batteries and dock connectors shorting with the water. if it doesn't seem to power up, borrow a friends phone and swap the motherboards over,then you'll know if you will have a working iphone. and maybe which parts to replace...

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This might work for you: fill up a zip-lock baggy about halfway with white rice and submerge your iphone in it. Make sure you seal the baggy correctly. The rice should soak up the excess moisture. This has worked for some people, so it might work and it might not.

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