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 and then some

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I went for a vacation to the States for a weekend and I didn't check my pants for my iPhone so they went for a wash in a Coin-Op machine (those machines lock until its done) I tried to contact the Super but to no avail and I needed to leave the next day. Initially I plugged it in and the screen showed gray plus the water. so I let it be for a time. When I returned back home, out of a miracle it worked for a bit but the screen was busted, so I replaced it.

Seems like I'm going forever, eh? Worry not I'm almost there.

One night I'm getting the multicolored display/fade to white and smacked it gently and seemd to work for a bit but kept going so I did a bit of hard resetting and then...


I turn on the unit and I see the Apple logo for 1 minute but after that it shuts off! Also the battery doesn't hold a charge either. Someone told me in another forum that it could be the Dock connector at fault. Of all the parts in the market that sell iPhone parts, only the Logic Board is the priciest to get. Could the battery be at fault as well? I want to make a wise investment and not buy something I never needed. Please advice.

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I agree with pollytintop's advice. You're very lucky that your iPhone works at all after turning it on while wet. My advice for the future is that you should immediately turn off any electronics which have liquid damage, and not turn them on again or operate them until they are completely dry, as doing so risks further damaging or destroying the device, as well as electrocution if it was a larger device with exposed connections.


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Firstly clean the motherboard and connectors with isopropyl alcohol and a soft brush. Let it dry. It'll save any further damage. Most batteries short in water. I'd definately replace that. If iPhone USB connection is fine and charging then it may be ok.

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