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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Battery issues I think, not sure?

Ok, so this is what happened, my i lost my iphone out side one night. It fell out of my pocket and i could not find it at all. Then the next afternoon i went out side and someone had found my phone and placed it on a power box. Upon picking it up i found that it was water logged badly, so i put it in a bowl of uncooked rice to drag the moisture out of it and after a couple days plugged it in and tried to turn it on. Now the shocking thing to me was that it infact turned on and the screen looked fine. But i was stuck at a white screen and nothing more. So i figured my phone was done for and left it alone for a few more days. I then again plugged it in to my pc and wow i got a apple logo, but it seems stuck in a boot loop, apple logo black screen apple logo black screen. At this point i decided to see what would happen if i put it in my idock, and when i did that i got through the boot loop and booted right up as if nothing had ever even happened, had wifi had service had everything, so i took it off the idock and it just died. So at this point i am figuring the battery is screwed. But tonight i get a new issue, on the idock it will now only boot into recover mode. When plugged into the computer i get the apple boot loop again, except with a new twist. Before when i was getting the apple boot loop if i would unplug it from the pc it would just die, and i would have to press the power button again. But now, if i unplug it and leave it unplugged for a extended period of time, it will appear to die but then when its plugged back in it will attempt to boot again. This is new! So it seems to me that the problem seems to be slowly working it self out, is there a chance my iphone can be saved? thanks

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Well your idea seemed to help, now i am having a new issue. I took it apart, down to the battery, and saw literally no corrosion once so ever. I looked for it, cleaned it up anyway using the steps and then threw it all back together. Seems re doing the connections fixed it right up, the iphone can not access the battery, the only issue i am having now is i cant select anything when the phone loads up, screen recognizing that i am touching it but its not bringing anything up. Just not sure where to go from here( on a good note it does not need to be on a idock to boot now).


How do you know that your touch screen is responding? I suppose you see it in the icon, but I want to make sure:-) If that is the case, I would most certainly try a complete restore of the phone. It does sound more like a software issue that a hardware issue now. Does iTunes recognize it? BTW, I still strongly suggest a new battery :-)


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chris, good thing you got your phone back. Now it is time that you clean your phone on the inside. The longer you wait, the higher the risk of corrosion damage will be. Follow this guide for the how-to. It is written for the 3G but still applies to the 3GS as well. Once you got your phone clean, replace the battery, and re-evaluate. Here are theguides you need to disassemble your phone. Hope this helps, good luck.

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