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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My iPhone wont work unless plugged in.

My daughter droped her ipone in wash. We put in warm area to dry and then in bag of rice for a total of 5 days. Plugged it in and was pleased to see all worked great. Unfortunately it doesnt work when unplugged. The battery shows charging but continuouly changes % of charge up, and down. She can use when plugged in now. It was less than a week old. IM HOPING A NEW BATTERY WILL FIX PROBLEM.

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Sounds like a bad battery, but iFixit currently does not have any, so you'll have to look elsewhere. Just make sure it's a reputable vendor.

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Whenever a Li-ion Battery gets water intrusion, the battery is a goner.... Lithium in its natural state is HIGHLY reactive to water, therefore, you loose ALL charge and ability to recharge..... Replace the battery.... (Aviation Electrician - USN)

(Look on Amazon....I get batteries for cheap there)

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