Fried iPhone 3GS

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  1. hansolo79 macrumors regular

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    So my charger fried my iPhone. The charger has a burnt spot on it and the phone smells like it has been fried. Does anyone know if by taking it to the apple store that I will receive another one?
     
  2. labman macrumors 604

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    only way to really know

    is to make a appointment. I would take the charger as well check the water indicators. as long as they are white I think you should be fine. one is on top inside the headphone jack another on the bottom near the charger use a flashlight to look. if they are red or pink then it will be $199 :( but taking it in or contacting Apple support is the only way to be a 100%
     
  3. hansolo79 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply. Just checked the water sensor near the bottom of the phone and it's red :(
     
  4. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Then you are SOL. $199 to replace the iPhone 3GS.
     
  5. labman macrumors 604

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    also explains

    why the charger most likely fried it moisture and electricity don't mix. Sorry $199 is what you will have to pay!
     
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  7. hansolo79 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I assume it got tripped because of the water on the charger
     
  8. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Helps to get the full story up front. iPhones dislike water intensely. And don't stick anything wet into it.
     
  9. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Did you at least dip it in batter before you fried it?

    Sorry, couldn't resist. :p
     

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