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two phones, one "no IMEI and ICCID" 2nd, no touch. Help?

I bought one water damaged iphone 3gs, and after replacing the battery and carefully cleaning the logic board, it boots up. But it won't activate because it can't find the SIM card. No IMEI number and no ICCID number. It is a 16 GB model.

The second one was dropped, so the digitizer was cracked. After replacing battery and digitizer, the phone boots up, but it won't react to touch. And I know that the digitizer is fine because it works on the water damaged phone.

Any ideas?

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are these the phones you've already been asking questions about?


The water damaged one, yes. Not the second.

I decided to ask a new question because the problem now is somewhat different, since it boots.


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oops! silly woman that i am has put wrong answer... deleted it.

connector no 2 is the digitiser, check it is on properly, clean of dust and not damaged. give it a good clean. also try a hard and hold home and power button until apple appears then allow to reboot. connector 3 is for earpiece and proximity...sorry for confusion, I'm getting old.


RE: the imei being possibly blocked.... you can do a quick search online.. the imei is printed on the sim tray (hopefully your tray is original to the phone) either for free which is often updated infrequently so is less accurate or pay a small amount to a site that gets updates daily/hourly which will be far more reliable. If you know the carrier then you could try contacting them directly. The serial number is printed on the metal shield of the motherboard if you are unable to get the imei and this may be more useful if you are contacting the carrier.

If this turns up ok then it may be the chip that is damaged.

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It's not dirt around the connector, doesn't look like there is something inside either. Pretty sure it is all the way in aswell.


The water damaged phone can't activate the sim card because it cant find it, itunes say. is it possible its locked? No progress on the touch though.


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