What happened to my iPhone 3G and how to fix it?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Zombieslayer240, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Zombieslayer240 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2010
    I use my iPhone 3G as an alarm to wake me up early in the morning, and typically place it right next to me on my bed. The other night I woke up late; not only did my alarms not go off, my phone wouldn't turn on! It had full battery charge.
    I looked at the phone closer and noticed what seemed to be condensation droplets under the camera-lens which was really strange because the phone was on my bed like I have been doing for last couple years. Also, when I removed my case there was a thin layer of some sort of liquid lining the back of my phone/inside of case; did not see any fluid/liquid on front though, and I can still see dried liquid on my case which has stayed on the case.
    I have a jailbroken (3.1.3) iPhone 3G, but have not downloaded, updated, connected to iTunes, or anything in the last couple of months so I don't believe this is a software issue. I looked as best as I could down the headphone jack for the "liquid-sensor" but did not see any color change. About 1 month ago I had to replace my battery and dock connector and everything installed perfectly (after costing $120 or so).
    I have tried force-resetting the phone many times, buried my phone in dried white rice for nearly 24 hours (got rid of condensation under camera-lens...), tried every way to connect to iTunes, and NOTHING has worked. Please, does anyone have an idea as to what may have happened? And what can I do / have to do to fix it? I just spent all that money on repairing my phone and I cannot possibly afford a new phone right now (student).
  2. Zombieslayer240 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2010
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.

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