iPhone 3g 8GB got briefly wet, tripped the indicator strip near the charging pins, the touch screen doesn't work although the rest of the systems seem intact (screen pixels are bright/undamaged, speakers work, etc), apple store won't replace (obviously). I have already buckled down and bought a new iphone and do not hate apple for not replacing it. After the phone had been dried out, i plugged it into my laptop. The phone started up and went to my wallpaper but because the touchscreen wasn't working, i couldn't drag the slider to unlock it. Given that my laptop recognized it, wanted at least to restore it to erase part (I know, not all) of my data from it. Midway through the restore the iphone disconnected itself. Now when I connect it to the laptop it gives me the "connect to iTunes" screen on my iphone and my computer doesn't recognize it. Understandable that the software is now messed up because of a mid-restore disconnect. Because the damaged iphone seems mostly intact, i am looking for suggestions on ways to fix it. I think most of the corrosion is located at the bottom of the phone. It would be great to have the phone working as a backup in case anything happened to my new one. I would love to just at the very least get it connected to my computer long enough to wipe out most of the data on it so I can resell it as a water damaged phone on ebay to help subsidize the cost of my new one. Is is technically possibly (ie easy) to open the iphone and clean the connections (both internal and charging pins)? How would this be done? If so, what do you need for cleaning/repair? Is it worth sending it to a LEGIT repair service instead (please do not post links to your bogus repair sites)? I'm sure i'm missing plenty of information that will be necessary to help answer this... Thanks for any advice you can give!