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, why does phone only work while connected to powersource

Dropped my iphone 3g in the toilet, the iphone works great while connected to a computer or to the charger. Once disconnected it works fine until i stop using it and then it either shuts down or stays in recovery mode. If i plug it back into a powersource the phone works fine again. Also the power button does not work (it wont shut down the phone if i hold it down). Is my phone repairable?

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Yes. You need to open and clean the phone thoroughly. Just because it's working now doesn't mean it always will- water leaves residue which shorts circuits. Battery dies pretty much every time. Search for water damage 3g at top of screen for more advice

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