About a week and a half ago, I gave my old, unlocked iPhone-3 to my wife's sister who's from Kenya. She was able to acquire a new SIM card to use the device. I had given her a small, international converter that would allow her to charge the phone effectively despite the wattage difference. Upon her return to Kenya, she has been using it fine and had no problems. Two days ago, however, she tried charging the phone again. This time she observed what she described as a "red line" on the display . The phone would not turn on, and would not charge again. She had taken the seemingly dead device to an Apple store in Kenya. However, they informed her that its symptoms were due to an inoperable motherboard, as well as the battery. There was nothing they could do, allegedly. Is there anyone out there who's ever experienced or knows of a way to rectify this without further delay?