After water damage, what parts to replace?
I bought an iPhone 3G for $5 from a friend. It was known to have water damage -- she dropped it in a puddle. Anyway, it seems to charge fine and is recognized by iTunes, although I'm not yet sure how long the charge will keep. If I get this working, I'll probably attempt jailbreaking it to play with on T-Mobile.
But so far, I can't even use the main screen's slider to unlock, giving me the impression it doesn't recognize my finger trying to swipe it. I can tap on it and the screen soon goes back into low-power mode.
I see several parts for the front panel (front panel, kit, assembly). Which part do I need to replace? Should I get any other parts that are likely to be a problem after fixing the touch screen? Any tips or suggestions otherwise? Also, does this mean the logic board is likely to NOT be a problem since it's booting up and charging? (I hope that's the case, I don't see any logic boards for sale!)
Is this a good question?