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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigweezy911 View Post
    Does anyone know what is apples opinion on water damaged phones. Is there maybe a price reduction for a new one, or are they willing to fix it? Any info would help...
    They send it in for a repair and if it is damaged beyond repair, you need to buy a new one.
    I'm actually pretty sure they're not going to repair it or even accept it for repair but I would really dry the iPhone VERY VERY well, maybe even for a couple of weeks and THEN try to talk somebody at APPLE, trying to have it repaired, playing the "dumb" guy. They certainly will find some moisture inside the iPhone but you just play dumb. Maybe you're lucky and you get a new/refurbished one for less money, maybe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rap0493 View Post
    Hey, can you check something for me(those who dropped there phones in water).

    Look down the headphone port.(With a light or something) and see if you see a white or red dot.

    There is a rumor that a water sensor is at the end tip of the headphone port.(Nearly all phones have these..so its not like the iPhone would be special.)


    Its half white, and half red....so i mean it ovbiously has water damage. I am just looking for a price break or something from apple, I really dont need to be spending 800 dollars on cell phones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigweezy911 View Post
    Its half white, and half red....so i mean it ovbiously has water damage. I am just looking for a price break or something from apple, I really dont need to be spending 800 dollars on cell phones
    Okay, dude, new plan, and i'm not even joking when I say this. Wite-out. You have to do it really, really carefully, but the fact that the water sensing sticker is inside the headphone jack makes it hard to tell if the sticker itself was tampered with. Make sure the phone is really dry, and take it to the genius bar. Everything should work out fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecompkid View Post
    Okay, dude, new plan, and i'm not even joking when I say this. Wite-out. You have to do it really, really carefully, but the fact that the water sensing sticker is inside the headphone jack makes it hard to tell if the sticker itself was tampered with. Make sure the phone is really dry, and take it to the genius bar. Everything should work out fine.

    I think when they open the phone for repair they will see that it has water damage, there will be white water spots from the water, and they will still see the sticker.

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    At least you didn't flush...

    Then you'd have an iPhone jammed in your toilet; you'd have bricked your toilet, too!

    (Which, all things considered, would probably be worse...)

    Sorry to hear about it... I'm gonna be more careful. I, uhh... sometimes tend to bring my phone into the toilet so I can play a game on it while... uhh... taking care of business. (Five Dice is particularly beneficial to the GI tract...)

    I'd say let it dry out and try it again. And why not send it in for repairs? You could just play dumb and say you had it in your pocket while walking in the rain. My ex-wife destroyed three iPods, and in each case, they gave her a brand new one at the Apple store! (But then again, that's 'cause she's a girl...) Maybe you could go to the store and take a hot chick with you? Hot chicks always get this kind of treatment. Gotta say, I'm a sucker for it myself. (The divorce cost a HELL of a lot more than an iPhone...)

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    so how does this repair service work? i have to get one of the employees to accept my phone. then they ship it off to Cali, then they fix it and ship it back?

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    I don't really know... This was at the downtown San Francisco store, so maybe they're more lenient or something; after all, the store is two blocks from the Moscone center where Steve Jobs gives all his announcements. Maybe they have to maintain their image.

    I wonder if Steve Jobs knows George Lucas? This question has nothing to do with anything; just wondering....


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    I dropped my iPhone in the toilet as well a couple days ago. It was glitching out and whatnot, but I left it in front of a fan for a day or so and was amazed to see it recover perfectly *cough*for now...

    The water damage dot was triggered, though, so I'm afraid my warantee's void.

    If yours remains dead by now, DiH2O may be a valid option, but I'm worried about it getting caught in the screen and other tight spaces.

    There is hope for replacement if that fails: I've heard Apple only charges $200 to swap out a water damaged phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebika View Post
    Like the others said, taking the battery out is best, and not turning it on is another good idea. As for the little packets, they're a type of silicia gel desiccant normally. A poor man's desiccant is uncooked rice. You put the phone in a box with uncooked rice and let it sit in there for a while. You can also find silica gel desiccant at craft stores. The desiccant part isn't really going to improve your chances of saving it much, but it may help dry the device out faster. A hairdryer/any heat source is extremely bad and will hasten circuit shorts. Deionized water or alcohol rinses are supposed to work well too.
    RICE!!!!

    thanks for telling me that... I had an iphone bluetooth headset that went through the washing machine... it worked, but it was awfully crackly... a day later and i can actually hear things, but there is still a lot more static in the headset... i'll leave it in the rice a couple more days and fingers crossed, but the rice has definately made it better!!!

 

 
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