Do I need a new dock connector?
I left my iPhone 3GS on a table in my outside patio and it started to rain. It wasn't directly rained on or completely submerged but did get moderately wet. After finding it, I immediately dried it off with my shirt and tried to dry out all the openings with compressed air. Unfortunately, I did not turn my phone off (I didn't think water had gotten inside). Just after a couple minutes, it started complaining about having an incompatible device plugged it. Then it started randomly restarting so I put it next to a fan. I also noticed that the power button seemed somewhat unresponsive (didn't work for a couple of pushes). The next time I checked on it, it was powered off and it would not power back on. I put it in a bag of rice for 2 days and it still did not power on. I took it apart according to the tear down article here and I did not find any water inside. The headphone and logic board water indicators are still white but the dock connector is pink. I gave the logic board, power button, and dock connector a cleaning with 91% isopropyl alcohol, let dry for a day, and reassembled. It still does not turn on. It is not recognized by my computer when plugged in. There is a local iPhone fix it place where I can buy a new dock connector for $35. I would like to fix this myself but I don't want to waste money on parts that I don't need.
Is this a good question?