iPhone 5 + Washing Machine

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sleepy01, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    #1
    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
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    #2
    Hope you have applecare +
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    #3
    Nope
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    Christian 5G

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Location:
    Orange County
    #4
    Sorry .....Pics?
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    #5
    Hope you have insurance
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    #6
    It's in a bag of rice right now. I am planning on leaving it in there for 4 days.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    Christian 5G

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Location:
    Orange County
    #7
    Keep us posted later
     
  8. macrumors 603

    blueroom

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    #8
    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.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Location:
    LL22, UK
    #9
    no chance it will work
     
  10. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    #10
    Just get it dirty to counter the wash.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    #11
    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.
     
  12. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Location:
    Ohio
    #12
    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.
     
  13. braddick, Mar 15, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013

    macrumors 68040

    braddick

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Location:
    Encinitas, CA
    #13
    ^
    Or, never wash your pants.

    Edited to add:
    Clean jeans are overrated.
     
  14. macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Location:
    Manhattan
    #14
    Does it smell mountain fresh at least?
     
  15. macrumors 6502

    CalWizrd

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Location:
    NYC/Raleigh, NC
    #15
    Thunderbolt port?
     
  16. macrumors 68030

    ericrwalker

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    #16
    That sucks, but at least you know your phone is clean.
     
  17. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    #17
    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.
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Location:
    Rockland/Manhattan/Bay Area
    #18
    look on the bright side OP, you have a clean and spotless iPhone 5!
     
  19. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Location:
    mexico
    #19
    best thread in ages! sorry man I hope you can soon replace it, I really doubt it will work
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    #20
    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.
     
  21. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Location:
    Arizona
    #21
    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.
     
  22. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    #22
    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.
     
  23. macrumors 6502

    CalWizrd

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Location:
    NYC/Raleigh, NC
    #23
    Thunderbolt and Lightning, very, very frightening to me...
     
  24. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Location:
    Ohio
    #24
    Galileo!!!
     
  25. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    #25
    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
     

Share This Page