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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Why wont my computer and itunes recognize my iPhone?

I got an iPhone 3g 16GB on craigslist for $35 but when i connect it to my computer nothing happens, it had water damage but still works just fine. It'll only charge on my iHome but it is also disabled so i need itunes to recognize it so it can be restored. Why when i connect it to my computer it is not recognized by anything?

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How long ago did it get water damaged? Did it get clean after? Did you ever have it working? The reason why it charges on your iHome may be related to the water damage. The iHome has a bigger amperage then your computer. Give us more information


im not sure how long ago it got water damaged i just bought it on craigslist knowing it wouldnt be recognized by itunes or computer, and yes it works just fine the touch is good and all the buttons work just it is disabled and i have no idea why it wont be recognized. is there any part that might need to be replaced? or a part that usually gets messed up after having liquid on it?


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Renato, you could check on on here this is usually what I recommend for water damage. Since you do not know the history of this, I would definitely clean it and to make sure that I take care of the corrosion on the inside. It does sound like your dock connector is that part that is giving you the problem that you are describing, but it is only a guess until you have it checked further. Good Luck and let us know how it is going.

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Cool thanks :D i took it to a local repair shop and they fixed the problem for $55 dollars, it was the dock connector giving me problems

thanks again, oldturkey03


Excellent that it you got it fixed. Thanks for accepting my answer and all the best to you and your iPhone.


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