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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:36 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 + Washing Machine

So there I was, looking for my phone tonight, tried calling it etc.. No sounds. Then I realized hmmmm I am washing my jeans at the moment.... could it be ?? Yes, I just washed my new Iphone 5.

What the hell. Come on
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:51 PM   #2
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:54 PM   #3
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:58 PM   #5
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:59 PM   #6
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It's in a bag of rice right now. I am planning on leaving it in there for 4 days.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 02:02 AM   #8
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If it's been through a full wash then zero chance it'll work. Hope you had AppleCare+ else you're looking at an OoW replacement.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 03:22 AM   #9
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It's in a bag of rice right now. I am planning on leaving it in there for 4 days.
no chance it will work
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 03:58 AM   #10
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Just get it dirty to counter the wash.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 05:36 AM   #11
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I have in in a ziploc bag of rice like I read on the internet and I put it on a small lamp to keep it warm. I see condensation on both front and rear camera faces. Had to scrape off a few rice grains out from the thunderbolt port. Will check again tonight.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 07:12 AM   #12
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Considering the water, detergent, and spin cycles, the likelihood of your phone working is insanely slim.

Let this be a lesson, next time, check your pockets.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 07:20 AM   #13
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Or, never wash your pants.

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Does it smell mountain fresh at least?
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 07:21 AM   #15
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I have in in a ziploc bag of rice like I read on the internet and I put it on a small lamp to keep it warm. I see condensation on both front and rear camera faces. Had to scrape off a few rice grains out from the thunderbolt port. Will check again tonight.
Thunderbolt port?
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 07:26 AM   #16
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That sucks, but at least you know your phone is clean.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 07:31 AM   #17
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It's in a bag of rice right now. I am planning on leaving it in there for 4 days.
Since you are going to leave it in so long you may want to stop at a craft store and get some silica gel. It is used for drying flowers, and it works even better than rice.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 10:52 AM   #18
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look on the bright side OP, you have a clean and spotless iPhone 5!
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 12:07 PM   #19
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best thread in ages! sorry man I hope you can soon replace it, I really doubt it will work
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 12:32 PM   #20
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OP, you can check the liquid indicator found in the SIM card slot to determine if the warranty is still valid or voided. Sent from my iPhone 5.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 12:42 PM   #21
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Sorry for your luck, this really sucks. Hopefully this serves as a good example the value of Apple Care+. Obviously not a good example to you.

I use a Nexus 4 so the cost benefit of insurance isn't worth it after the premium and then deductible.

However, the iPhone 5 is a $650 dollar phone. I recommend Apple Care+ to everyone getting an iPhone (and iPad); certainly got it on my wife's iPhone 5.

$100 bucks up front and $45 each accident is the best insurance deal around. Plus the added benefit of Apple service support is awesome.

Hope the rice trick works. There is a chance it could becuase I've seen it work before.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 12:44 PM   #22
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Thunderbolt port?
Probably meant Lightning port... OR

Is that a Mac Mini in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?

jk.... I am also one who thinks the rice will not work... tough break OP...

The accelerotmeter, and the GPS must have had a BALL in that machine.
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Probably meant Lightning port...
Thunderbolt and Lightning, very, very frightening to me...
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Thunderbolt and Lightning, very, very frightening to me...
Galileo!!!
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 02:29 PM   #25
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OP, you can check the liquid indicator found in the SIM card slot to determine if the warranty is still valid or voided. Sent from my iPhone 5.
Hmmm, this is a good idea and I will check. I see some condensation left over on both cameras so I will keep it in the rice longer. Hopefully if the condensation is gone it would signal most of the water inside the phone is gone and I can try turning it on. I feel somewhat strange without a phone
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