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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What parts can I salvage from a wet iPhone

exactly what parts can i salvage from a fully submerged iphone 3g???? my iphone went for a swim with me and could not be saved. i looked online and saw there are alot of places that buy broken/wet iphones but for pennies.... what exactly can they be making money on??? i assume parts, but since its electronic what are they saving?? buttons, camera, lcd?????

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Depending on how far you want to do the repair yourself there is no reason to sell this phone for pennies. Potentially you could repair it for the cost of a new battery which can be found for far less than $20! take a look through the water damage guide section for a basic guide on what to do with any device. My advice is to follow the guide to remove the logic board/motherboard using the link under the photo... Clean everything with isopropyl alcohol and soft brush, pay extra attention to connectors and flex, redo the clean, allow to dry and reassess. Most likely your battery will be corroding at the pins but you may get lucky. You can submerge the board in the alcohol for 10 minutes and gently agitate it to make sure under the metal shield is cleaned too. Let us know how you get on. Jen

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I have it bookmarked.


Thanks guys, was going to put link in at some point... Was on my iPhone so bookmarking is a PITA


+ good job :-)


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