So yeah, the inevitable happened, I screwed up and didn't empty my pockets and the wife washed my iPhone 4. I pulled it out maybe 5 minutes into the cycle, and did the usual tricks that I've read about, let it sit in a container of white rice, etc. No dice, two days later it's still not turning on. :-( I can get a refurbed model for $400 with yet-another extension to my AT&T contract, and I see that some people are selling water damaged iPhone 4's on eBay for a considerable price, even when they list that the iPhone will not turn on. I could go that route, OR I've seen a number of services that claim a 90% repair rate on the iPhone. There's this one: http://www.ifixyouri.com/iphone-4-repair/150-iphone-4-water-damage-repair.html which will try to repair the phone and ship it back to you if it cannot be fixed, but there's also this service that's supposed to guarantee that if they can't fix it they'll ship you a functional unit of the same kind: http://cgi.ebay.com/APPLE-IPHONE-4G...ultDomain_0&hash=item1c167f1bdb#ht_500wt_1007 The latter just seems a bit too good to be true, especially since it's a cheesy eBay store. The seller gets a 99% positive feedback rating though, so can it be as bad as it seems? Don't get me wrong, I'm very thankful for my wife and kids, but man, what a Thanksgiving.