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    Default [Unexpected Event] Rain and iPhone are not friends.

    While riding home in the pouring rain, my beloved iPhone which was sitting in my motorbike jacket got somewhat wet (this happened a month or 2 back, just havent needed a phone much over xmas).

    When i got home, it was saying something like "The accessory you have plugged in is not supported on this iPhone" or something like that.. there was no accessory plugged in. I assume it was shorting out so kept thinking something was plugged in.

    This problem went away after it dried out, but then I started having intermittant problems with the speakers, i.e. they wouldnt work at all. The earpiece would, just not the speakers. This problem also went away, so now the only problem I am left with is that the battery only seems to last the best part of 6 HOURS now. I mean, before it would last like 2 days which wasnt great but at least I could get through the day, now it is rediculous.

    I have let it run flat and re-charged it countless times but still it'll only last 6 or so horus.

    Any ideas?


    P.S. I bought this in the US but I live in the UK, can I send it off to be repaired / replaced by the UK apple guys?


    Thanks in advance,
    Matt



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    Quote Originally Posted by phattie View Post
    While riding home in the pouring rain, my beloved iPhone which was sitting in my motorbike jacket got somewhat wet (this happened a month or 2 back, just havent needed a phone much over xmas).

    When i got home, it was saying something like "The accessory you have plugged in is not supported on this iPhone" or something like that.. there was no accessory plugged in. I assume it was shorting out so kept thinking something was plugged in.

    This problem went away after it dried out, but then I started having intermittant problems with the speakers, i.e. they wouldnt work at all. The earpiece would, just not the speakers. This problem also went away, so now the only problem I am left with is that the battery only seems to last the best part of 6 HOURS now. I mean, before it would last like 2 days which wasnt great but at least I could get through the day, now it is rediculous.

    I have let it run flat and re-charged it countless times but still it'll only last 6 or so horus.

    Any ideas?


    P.S. I bought this in the US but I live in the UK, can I send it off to be repaired / replaced by the UK apple guys?


    Thanks in advance,
    Matt
    Try to get hold of a hearing aid store and use that device they have to dry out and clean hearing aids gizmos. Leave the Iphone in one of their apparatus overnight!
    Please post your results here for everybody's infiormation. Sorry there will be no free repair and Apple Genuises can spot if your Iphone got a swim or a bath from the earphone jack! They don't even need to open the phone.
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    If nothing else works, try this "Hong Kong" trick - stick it in bag or tub of UNCOOKED (raw) rice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    If nothing else works, try this "Hong Kong" trick - stick it in bag or tub of UNCOOKED (raw) rice.
    Yes that helps also , it works on 40% of the phones, so does the silica ( those little bags you get in electronic packages) but the clean and dry hearing aid works 100% of the time.
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    The iPhone is FULLY dried out now, believe me!

    Does anyone know how much it costs in the UK to have them repaired?


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    Quote Originally Posted by iphonewiz View Post
    the clean and dry hearing aid works 100% of the time.
    really i didnt know that. But thnx for the info. and for the rice and silica thingy, Yes it works well to. Thou it takes a lot of time.

    Im a electronic tech. In my experience when something electronic device soak in water, i did is re-soak it on a DISTILLED water. In this case it will not only remove the salt particles on the circuit board and also clean it up . The reason is distilled water has no salt content that can cause a short circuit. But the only thing i dont like on this procedure is the drying time. You have to wait 5 days max. unlike alcohol it can take 1 to 2 hrs only.

    Maybe i'll try that hearing aid trick.

 

 

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