I'm STUPID!! (apple remote incident...)

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  1. kakkoiimac macrumors regular

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    Ok...i am really stupid and totally deserve the consequences...but can anyone help... I accidently washed my apple remote in the washing machine...is there anything i can do? Has anyone else done this...i wish there was a little slot for it in my macbook...

    It sucks because showing off front row on my macbook was so much fun...:(
     
  2. cypark622 macrumors newbie

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    still have warranty? get it replaced at applestore or online saying it doesnt work anymore.
     
  3. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

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    So your approach is cheat, lie & steal - great advice :mad:
     
  4. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I don't recommend lying either.

    Just buy a new one...they aren't that expensive to stress out about. At least you didn't wash your macbook.
     
  5. kakkoiimac thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah...i couldnt lie or cheat...I would just feel bad...Dang my conscience:)

    I will just wait a while and see if i really miss the remote...i mean do you guys really use it all that much?

    I would just show off to my family and friends....( I converted my dad...he is buying an imac next upgrade)
     
  6. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

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    It was fun to play with for a short time but I really do not find myself using it much after the first month or so.
     
  7. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Okay, you are NOT stupid. I can't count the number of times I took things diving with me that were water unfriendly.

    I've only used the remote for two reasons. Once I took the laptop to the cottage and used it as a DVD player, but I LOVE to use it with iAlert to get the Car Alarm Activated sound. Brings out my inner geek exhibitionist.

    Is showing off worth a $30 replacement? Your call, my friend.
     
  8. cypark622 macrumors newbie

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    stealing something that a company makes for around 10 dollars from a multi million if not billion dollar corporation isnt considered stealing.

    i guess since you are all used to getting shafted by the "man" you would consider re-buying it.

    whatever floats your boat folks.

    edit: and besides you are using warranty, which is something that is included in the price, so why not use it?
     
  9. baybegirl macrumors member

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    lol ..so true cypark...some people on here tend to *overexaggerate*...lie, steal, and cheat?..c'mon now. its isn't that SERIOUS.
     
  10. kakkoiimac thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for all the replies...what is iAlert. I have never heard of that before..

    I was actually kinda surprised that a little moral debate would come out of this topic...pretty interesting
     
  11. PillarFan1 macrumors member

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    unlike cy and baybegirl, some people have integrity
     
  12. charkshark macrumors member

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    hah, a moral debate over an apple remote, interesting.. interesting...
     
  13. lamina macrumors 68000

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    A new remote is about $35 Canadian... not much really.
     
  14. charkshark macrumors member

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    Exactly what I was getting to...
     
  15. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Call up Apple. Tell them what happened, and they may replace it.
     
  16. cypark622 macrumors newbie

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    OH please. If you cant go to sleep over taking pennies from a corporation then you might actually be the dalai lama.

    trust me, taking advantage of this wont send you to hell.
     
  17. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    Hahahahah, come ON! It's a fricking apple Remote! They probably won't even ask any questions at the apple store, be like, "it stopped working" bing- new one! After paying so much for the laptop.

    We obviously lack integrity since we're getting a replacement piece of plastic from apple.
     
  18. jruc4871 macrumors regular

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    Neither will stealing from your employer, but it's still a dick move.
     
  19. cypark622 macrumors newbie

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    suddenly everyone in the world has become saints. if you ever come across a penny on the floor make sure you go out of your way to find its rightful owner.
     
  20. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, I meant iAlertU. It's a utility that uses the MacBook Pro's built in motion sensor like a car alarm. I only installed the beta, but it is fun to show off.
     
  21. jruc4871 macrumors regular

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    justifying it doesn't make it right. Sorry if we're honest people.

    Apple didn't break your remote, you did. If you want to make them pay to replace your mistake, you might get away with it, but you're still dishonest. Have fun with that.
     
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    I do this all the time. :p Unless they are heads up, they're the lucky ones. :D

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    There isn't any pennies in Oz
     
  24. seabass069 macrumors regular

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    Let it dry for a few days, it will work. An Apple Store employee told me that I can wash my wireless keyboard in the dishwasher. She said to take the batteries out and DO NOT use dishwashing detergent. Wash it by itself. Let it dry for a few days and it will be very clean and it will work.
     
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