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Old Feb 25, 2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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Fell with iPad Mini in hand in river

Hi guys , im in haiti and while walking across a creek i fell with ipad in hand and the bottom of ipad mini was summered for a couple of seconds. I turned it off immediately turn it off. and put inside a ziploc bag of rice. after 4 days i turned it on and it booted fine except my wifi/ bluetooth switch is greyed out.
i also noticed a little screen blemish on the bottom as well.
Is there anything i can do? would apple fix it ?or would i need to find a repair shop?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 01:34 PM   #2
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Hi guys , im in haiti and while walking across a creek i fell with ipad in hand and the bottom of ipad mini was summered for a couple of seconds. I turned it off immediately turn it off. and put inside a ziploc bag of rice. after 4 days i turned it on and it booted fine except my wifi/ bluetooth switch is greyed out.
i also noticed a little screen blemish on the bottom as well.
Is there anything i can do? would apple fix it ?or would i need to find a repair shop?
Apple will replace it but it'll cost you!
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:07 PM   #3
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If it was purchased with Applecare+, you're covered for up to two incidents of accidental damage.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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If you got Apple Care+ when you got the iPad, it will cost your $50 to repair/replace. If not...I don't know how much it will cost, $100-200 if I had to guess.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 03:46 PM   #5
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Apple will replace it but it'll cost you!
Yes, the full purchase price.

I don't know why people think there might be a chance that the Apple store guys will say, "Oh, sure, let's just give you another one!"

You'll have to buy it all over again if you didn't have insurance or Applecare+ on it.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 04:21 PM   #6
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Yes, the full purchase price.

I don't know why people think there might be a chance that the Apple store guys will say, "Oh, sure, let's just give you another one!"

You'll have to buy it all over again if you didn't have insurance or Applecare+ on it.
Uh, Apple has a standard "Swap" fee for broken screens, water damage etc. I don't know how much it is for an iPad Mini but for an iPod Touch it was $149 and for an iPad 3 my Dad broke it was $249. My guess would be $199 to $249 for a swap.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 04:51 PM   #7
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Yes, the full purchase price.

I don't know why people think there might be a chance that the Apple store guys will say, "Oh, sure, let's just give you another one!"

You'll have to buy it all over again if you didn't have insurance or Applecare+ on it.
Nope, the OOW replacement price. Generally about half of RRP for iPads.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 04:51 PM   #8
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Yes, the full purchase price.

I don't know why people think there might be a chance that the Apple store guys will say, "Oh, sure, let's just give you another one!"

You'll have to buy it all over again if you didn't have insurance or Applecare+ on it.
They will NOT charge the full price. They will do a OOW (out of warranty) replacement at a lower cost.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 04:59 PM   #9
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Hi guys , im in haiti and while walking across a creek i fell with ipad in hand and the bottom of ipad mini was summered for a couple of seconds. I turned it off immediately turn it off. and put inside a ziploc bag of rice. after 4 days i turned it on and it booted fine except my wifi/ bluetooth switch is greyed out.
i also noticed a little screen blemish on the bottom as well.
Is there anything i can do? would apple fix it ?or would i need to find a repair shop?
Does your credit card offer loss/damage protection?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 05:14 PM   #10
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Nope, the OOW replacement price. Generally about half of RRP for iPads.
That is what I was referring to. Out of Warranty replacement cost. They charge that for damaged items all the time.

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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:01 PM   #11
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Not sure what the OOW is for a mini but I dropped my Verizon 64 gig iPad 3 and it cost $299 to get a new one as a replacement.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 08:08 PM   #12
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I would never cross a creek/river/swimming pool with an Apple device in my hand.

I wouldn't be surprised if the iWatch has water damage sensors.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 02:39 AM   #13
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I wonder why OP is forced to cross a creek with iPad in his hand?? If I knew I had to cross a creek, knowing the risk I won't do it.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 05:33 AM   #14
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Yes, the full purchase price.

I don't know why people think there might be a chance that the Apple store guys will say, "Oh, sure, let's just give you another one!"

You'll have to buy it all over again if you didn't have insurance or Applecare+ on it.
I brought my ibook g4 that had a blown motherboard to an Apple store 3 years after the warranty had expired and they did the repairmfor free. $689 dollar repair completely free. Apple is a great company.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:12 AM   #15
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That is what I was referring to. Out of Warranty replacement cost. They charge that for damaged items all the time.

Our friend Luis2004 must have graduated from kindergarten in 2004.
Yep, it's surprising how many don't know about Apple's OOW repairs.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:59 AM   #16
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I wouldn't be surprised if the iWatch has water damage sensors.
Bit OT, but I would expect the watch to be waterproof.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 08:46 AM   #17
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Thread is no good without video of said fall...
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:58 AM   #18
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Our friend Luis2004 must have graduated from kindergarten in 2004.
Ok, so let me get this straight. My cute Owl picture made someone feel butt-hurt and got removed by the mods, but this is allowed to stand?

Nice.

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 11:47 AM   #19
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Ok, so let me get this straight. My cute Owl picture made someone feel butt-hurt and got removed by the mods, but this is allowed to stand?

Nice.

Okay. I removed the comment. Maybe a little negative feedback will help you grow up. Judging by this post I doubt it helped much.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 11:50 AM   #20
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Maybe a little negative feedback will help you grow up. Judging by this post I doubt it helped much.
So a good example of being a grown up is calling someone a recent kindergarten graduate?

I think being a grownup is perhaps not jumping to the report button every time your sensibilities are offended. As you can tell, I chose to simply comment on it instead of having a mod send you a reminder of the rules and regulations.

Sheesh.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 12:05 PM   #21
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Lol. I didn't hit the report button. I also didn't start this. I just made an educated guess based on your rude, and incorrect comment.

Anyway, fire away at me. I was basically right and I am also done communicating with you. Have a good day.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 12:16 PM   #22
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I wonder why OP is forced to cross a creek with iPad in his hand?? If I knew I had to cross a creek, knowing the risk I won't do it.
Here in Haiti, we always crossing a river or creek with precious belonging!
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 01:12 PM   #23
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I wonder why OP is forced to cross a creek with iPad in his hand?? If I knew I had to cross a creek, knowing the risk I won't do it.
But you forget the OP only undertook this challenge while also armed with a ziploc bag of rice.

Personally I rarely go outside unless I also have a ziploc bag of rice to hand.
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But you forget the OP only undertook this challenge while also armed with a ziploc bag of rice.

Personally I rarely go outside unless I also have a ziploc bag of rice to hand.
He was camping and planned to eat it BUT went hungry to save his beloved iPad Mini. Who among you wouldn't have done the same?
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Nope, the OOW replacement price. Generally about half of RRP for iPads.
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Yes, the full purchase price.
Regarding the iPads

http://support.apple.com/kb/index?pa...s&product=ipad
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