so my iphone 3g experienced a little water damage recently. i did the usual, let it sit in a bag of rice, use a hair dryer on light settings, etc. but got no results - still completely dead. fearing the worst, i decided cracking it open to take a look couldn't hurt it any more... following a bunch of online directions for disassembly, i took the phone apart. i did see one of the water sensors (bottom right) had turned pink and i also noticed a very small area (maybe .5-1 centimeter) on the bottom right edge of the motherboard where there was visible water damage (corrosion?). i cleaned the area throughly and continued disassembly. i removed the mother board and then the battery, finding a little bit of water hiding behind the battery which i dried up. i then reassembled everything, let it sit over night and plugged it into my computer this morning. much to my amazement, the phone turned on and appears to be back to working order, showing the correct date/time and my background image. the only issue is that the screen is unresponsive to touch. brightness is still at 100%, there's no fogging, blotchyness, cracks or dents etc... i tried all i could think of/find via googling to try and remedy this, but to no avail except. the only suggestion i have been unable to try is restoring it, as the phone is apparently charging when i plug it into the computer but it is not showing up in itunes as being connected - preventing a full restore. i'm due for an upgrade in 1.5 months so i'm pretty much just looking to do whatever i can to macgyver the lil'guy, to get it to at least make/receive calls and texts until i get a new one at the end of december. i definitely didn't break any parts during my process and everything appears to be reconnected properly... any help, direction or advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance, kristina.