Brand new 16gb Iphone 3g fell in toilet. HAALP!!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppleOMGZ, Jul 11, 2008.

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  1. AppleOMGZ macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    This whole camping and purchase session is a complete disaster!!! First, I line up at the irvine spectrum at 12am last night, and end up waiting in line next to a fat lady with B.O., then I end up dropping my mac and chipping away a corner a little. So after waiting 9 hours I figure out from the sales lady I am not eligible for a upgrade and have to pay the whole $499!!!! I buy it because I love apple and then head home a happy camper. I go to the bathroom and bring my iphone in because I wanted to see what was what. Next thing you know I go to wipe and accidentally drop it in the unflushed toilet!!! Now, I have an iphone that doesn't even work! Should I take it back and exchange, or should I sneak in the store and change it with the display phone?

  2. ceehjayem macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2006
    Damn what a day for you. Sorry to hear your unfortunate luck.
  3. Deofol macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    Well, IMO the iPhone IS the best poop entertainment.
  4. FDX macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2006
    was it the white and if so did it end up with skid marks.:eek:
  5. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    You won't be able to get it exchanged as they can easily tell if it has gotten wet. ;)

    Your best bet is probably to just buy a new one. Or leave that one off for a few days (seriously - don't touch it!! for a few days) and see if it'll work after drying out ..
  6. techguy2011 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    Wow... I can't wait to see what apple care says about this... you did get apple care right?:D
  7. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
  8. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    You signed up just to make this one post? Not buying it :rolleyes:
  9. Deofol macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    In all honesty.. Turn it off, dry it off, shake it off, and pray it works tomorrow.

    If it works, NEVER repeat this to anyone.... EVAR!!!
  10. techguy2011 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    Nobody else is phased that his iPhone 3G is covered in.... um... fecal matter? I don't think drying it out will help much. I wonder if the yellow screen bug will be more prominent in his phone? :D
  11. scottybe macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2006
    milk test

    Strange. PC Mag dropped it in milk and it worked perfectly even before wiping it off. I guess milk is thicker than water or pee.
  12. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2007
    State of Denial
    Boy if that isn't the meaning of Not meant to be, I don't know what is.

    Put the phone in a bowl of rice and pray to the iPhone Gods that it dries out.
  13. macman4291 macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2006
    spend like hours and hours blow drying it, make it look like it never got wet, dry as a whistle, and then take it and say its not working for some mysterious reason
  14. bacaramac macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Speaking of dropping the iPhone. Doesn't it look like Apple put a nice rubber ring around the screen to possibly help with the cracked screens when dropped.

    Also, to the OP, learn how to hold onto things. MacBook and iPhone in one day. Wow.
  15. jrcsh6 macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2008
    thats like one of the funniest/saddest stories i've heard in a while. i dunno what to tell you. won't hurt to try and take it back but maybe sanitize it first? right now you might be able to get away with more in returns due to the volume of people in the store. they may be like, not working, give him another...move along move along.

    there wasn't any booze involved was there? there was a girl i was dating who dropped my 2 day old nokia 3650 in a rum and coke....that nokia was a bad mother when it came out :) i'll never forget that look on her face before she looked into the drink and then to me....
  16. techguy2011 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    Then the AT&T guys will be like oh lemme check your sim and it will be stained and unholy...:eek:
  17. Inf4life macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Sounds to me like you are a uncoordinated buffoon and shouldn't be allowed to own any Apple products at all. What were you doing holding it the same time you were wiping in the first place??
  18. iJohnHenry macrumors P6


    Mar 22, 2008
    On tenterhooks
    No kidding. :p

    We know your Mommy wipes up for you, so your story doesn't hold "water".

    Now go to bed. :apple:
  19. techguy2011 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    Wow, you are clumsy... iPhone, Macbook... learn to take care of your products...

    Sloth want a Baby Ruth?
  20. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    Yeah, really. If I was going to bring my hours-old iPhone into the bathroom with me (which, I probably would do), I would be wickedly careful. For one, when the wiping time arrived, the phone would be way the hell away from me and my filthy hands if I am wiping. Wiping hands are NOT iPhone hands until they have been thoroughly (very thoroughly) cleaned. AND you dropped your computer in line? If that happened to me, I'd be so careful for the next couple weeks it wouldn't be funny. See if it works, if yes, give it to someone as a gift, buy another for yourself. Or don't, buy yourself a $50 cheapo just for toilet dunking.
  21. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    I'm always worried this is gonna happen to me with expensive products! this may be weird, but have any of you been tempted to get a product soaked in water or have it fall into a tub of water, well i mean has that fear ever loomed among you? Like right now you have the choice to **** up all your electronics if you wanted to, but you don't... lol but sorry bout that that sucks
  22. AppleOMGZ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    I was trying to finish a text message and wipe really quick before my girlfriend came over.
  23. michaelmaxwell2 macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008
    Annndd this is why I don't use people phones. Your wiping and texting thats just nasty!
  24. Kwill macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2003
    Hm. You wipe quickly for your gf but take your time with others? What kind of contortionist wipes and holds a phone with the same hand?

    For future reference, separate tasks.
    1. Use phone.
    2. Place on stable desk.
    3. Use facilities.
    4. Wash hands.
    5. Return to use phone.
  25. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Sorry, there are more than enough threads on people dropping their phones in their toilets... this one has run its course.
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