iPhone 3G refurb - no longer charging thanks to water damage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by staxtomes, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. staxtomes macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    About 4 days ago I got some juice from a pint of blackberries onto my iPhone 3G. It worked alright after I cleaned it up, the next day it started giving me non-stop "this accessory is not made for iPhone" messages and now it has finally refused to charge when connected to a dock, usb or speaker. I've cleaned it with alcohol, poked around with a toothpick, etc to no avail. Any other suggestions (aside from replacing it or chucking it out the damn window)? Thanks!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not much you can do with liquid damage done to electronic components but replace them.
     
  3. triptyx macrumors member

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    Hopefully it was off when you cleaned with alcohol.

    I once inherited a laptop at work that had been Orange Crushed. A number of the keys would stick. I tried to "fix" it with some rubbing alcohol - and then lost total function in half the keys. It was replaced. ;)
     
  4. staxtomes thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought as much. I've read/seen tutorials on taking the damn thing apart & replacing the dock connector but it looked a little scary. If its dead anyway, I might go that route. Thanks!
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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