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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:35 AM   #26
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Isn't apple always looking for ways to thin the iPhone?

Sorry it happened to you, I'd bring it in and be honest. You never know. I had a 4s go into the pool with me, dried it out, absolutely no permanent damage, worked 100% until I upgraded to the 5. Paint thinner however is probably worse than water, lots of plastic inside the phone I'd think.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:48 AM   #27
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:56 AM   #28
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HOWEVER, if you bought with a cc, you may have benefits that may cover accidents
I would try this first.

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Or you can pay the out of warranty fee and get it replaced.
If your credit card doesn't help you, then this seems like your only option.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:05 AM   #29
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if it works dont worry about it. if it doesnt change it. i work with electronics all the time. and we clean all soldered boards with alcohol. if it dried and nothing happened i wouldnt worry too much. thats just me.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:07 AM   #30
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What's Rogers?
Canadian service provider
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:36 PM   #31
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I bought my phone 29 days before I decided to get apple care, I called to ask of I had to come in and the transferred me over to the customer service agent who would put it on with out an inspection. You can do it over the phone within 30 days
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:52 PM   #32
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no need to worry if it's not soaked. the only problem you will have will be the outside parts, it might get too shiny or somewhat melted but with the electronics part of it, it is safe as long as it's not soaked.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:37 PM   #33
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Applecare doesn't cover accidents.

"AppleCare+ for iPhone extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $49 service fee."

Taken from Apple.com
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:39 PM   #34
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Am I the only one who wants pics?
I would very much like some good pics.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 01:41 PM   #35
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Hey guys,

I dropped my iPhone 5 in a bucket of paint thinner at work. It was submerged, but I grabbed it as quick as possible. I just started my contract last week on Rogers (Canada).

Does anyone have tips on what I can do to clean it out? It still works, however the corners are a shiny bright now. Should I be worried? I'm still at work so I've wrapped it in a towel for now. If it should be wrecked, does anyone know if Rogers or Apple can help me out? After all, I did just start my contract last week.
Return it.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 04:03 PM   #36
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take most of the advice offered here (not smoge's).
Why not? Im just trying to help him out and you discredit my advice for no reason.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:52 PM   #37
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pics!

buy applecare+ over the phone (I've done this twice on my previous 4S and my fiancee's) and they don't check the phone. Then go into apple store boom.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:04 PM   #38
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Too bad it didn't get dropped in a bucket of paint first!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:17 PM   #39
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People never cease to amaze me.

Dropped it in paint thinner... Are you kidding me...
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:08 AM   #40
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Seriously, someone should start a database with I DROPPED MY IPHONE INTO _____________ and then show JOKES, FIXES...
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:14 AM   #41
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Hey guys,

I dropped my iPhone 5 in a bucket of paint thinner at work. It was submerged, but I grabbed it as quick as possible. I just started my contract last week on Rogers (Canada).

Does anyone have tips on what I can do to clean it out? It still works, however the corners are a shiny bright now. Should I be worried? I'm still at work so I've wrapped it in a towel for now. If it should be wrecked, does anyone know if Rogers or Apple can help me out? After all, I did just start my contract last week.
This proves that the iPhone 5 metal is painted.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:49 AM   #42
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This proves that the iPhone 5 metal is painted.
I think it indicates paint also, but ONLY on the beveled edges. Large areas are anodized. No reason why there can't be two finishes on one product.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:16 PM   #43
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I'm also interested in this. Paint thinner evaporates remarkably fast. It's also flammable, and does not conduct electricity. It also should not have activated the water sensors. If the OP wasn't trolling, I'd really like to know how this turned out!
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:53 PM   #44
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Any portables dropped in water you are meant to use a hoover to get the water out so you could try that. Also I believe apple give you 30 days to buy apple care+ (witch covers accidental damage)

I would go to an apple store and buy apple care+ for you phone (if you are able to) don't tell them you dropped it in paint thinner, then in a week or two, if your phone dies apple will replace it.
In other words, commit fraud.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:57 PM   #45
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In other words, commit fraud.
And also explode the vacuum cleaner... When the paint thinner gets sucked into the vacuum cleaner, it will turn into vapor which is highly flammable. The motor which creates the suction will ignite the vapor and cause a nice fire.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:04 PM   #46
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:43 PM   #47
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What kind of paint thinner?

I actually use some 'paint thinners' to clean electronics.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:04 PM   #48
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What kind of paint thinner?

I actually use some 'paint thinners' to clean electronics.
Alcohol is not considered paint thinner.

Paint thinner can be any of the following:

Mineral spirits/White spirit/Varsol
Acetone
Mineral turpentine
True turpentine
Naphtha
Methyl ethyl ketone
Dimethylformamide
2-Butoxyethanol
Ethylbenzene
Xylene
n-butyl acetate
Butan-1-ol
Though it would result in a cloudy paint, gasoline, kerosene, or diesel fuel could also be used as paint thinner.

I use mineral spirits to clean my bicycle chain (dissolves oil)
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:06 AM   #49
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I'm thinking this was better than water. At least it probably won't corrode the connectors. Maybe disintegrate the speakers? Or melt a few things inside, but I think he might get lucky and it will be ok.
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