I vomited on my iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by obom, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. obom macrumors member

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    I know the title of this thread is weird but let me explain.
    I threw up on my iPhone 4 while heavily intoxicated and then (while heavily intoxicated) I decided to give it a good clean so I pulled a genius move of putting it under the tap to wash it with soap and proceded to go to sleep :eek:
    I dont remember ever doing it but its all on CCTV. I probably deserve a darwin award :rolleyes:

    When I woke up in the morning the iphone wasn't working (obviously) so I went to the Apple store and purchased a new iPhone and placed the iPhone 4 on rice.
    But the question is what can I do with the broken Iphone 4? Its all clean now but broken. My insurance company wants me to pay £100 to get it fixed but is it even worth it? Is there anywhere I can sell a water damaged phone? Is it dangerous to sell my phone as all my personal data is still on it?
     
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    Pahahaha

    But it might not be broken, just still wet.
    Leave it for like a week, maybe more, then plug it in and try to turn it on.
     
  3. gadgetmonster macrumors regular

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  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I'll be Mr Doom and Gloom in this thread and say that it's probably broken beyond repair after that.
     
  5. obom thread starter macrumors member

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    I keep you guys updated if it ever comes back alive
    If I wipe my phone on iCloud would that work?
     
  6. macingman macrumors 68020

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    That's your biggest mistake. You can get replacement iPhone's for $200 no matter how damaged your phone is as long as it's not in small pieces pretty much.
     
  7. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    He could have went to Apple and probably got a replacement for free, especially being that his story is funny.
     
  8. obom thread starter macrumors member

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    I was not aware of it, I might try it
    Who knows I could get lucky and they might fix it for free
    But I still have hope that the rice will suck all the moisture out
     
  9. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I wish you could have seen my face while reading that.
     
  10. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    If you do go to Apple store. Just tell them the truth of what happened, then give them the impression that you expect to pay by asking the cost of replacement. You'll have a good chance of getting one for free, as long as your not dealing with an ******. Most of the Apple employees have nice attitudes. At least here in NY.
     
  11. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Go to Apple, return your new phone, hand them your old one and exchange it as an Out of Warranty exchange. It should cost you $150 for the iPhone 4.

    Knowing what it's been through, I wouldn't even bother asking them to fix it.
     
  12. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I don't know what takes priority here but i think its;

    face palm and then rolls eyes !!

    Thanks for the smile i have on my face.
     
  13. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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  14. mantan macrumors 68000

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    Exhibit J of why I'd NEVER buy a used iPhone.
     
  15. PatrickW98 macrumors 6502

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    How old are you.... 4?

    Vomiting on phones.....
     
  16. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    lol this is seriously one of the biggest fails i have read in a while... post this on fml pls :D
     
  17. JAT macrumors 603

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    And you are probably going to go get wasted next weekend, too. :rolleyes:

    Pure genius.
     
  18. montycat macrumors 6502

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    Look on the bright of side of your gastric upheaval mishap.…it could of been diarrhea instead:eek:
     
  19. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Can you please upload the video from the CCTV? I'll give you a dollar (£0.63).
     
  20. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    I need to see this as well hahaha... but I've been there except instead of vomit it was just a lot of sand. Thank god for cases and more tolerant friends eh?

    maybe you could take apart the phone to double check? but too risky, just put in rice for a while haha..
     
  21. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Mistake

    #1 - got too drunk
    #2 - threw up on the phone
    #3 - tried to wash it
    #4 - waiting until next day to attempt dry out
    #5 - bought a new phone instead of attempted dry out
    #6 - bought new phone vs replacement - possible savings
    #7 - thinks somebody wants his piece of crap
    #8 - considers selling it without knowing if personal stuff has been deleted.

    How many more stupid things can one person do?
     
  22. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    You could probably sell it as is. Someone might buy it for the parts.
     
  23. Nick16 macrumors regular

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  24. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's illegal to drink under the age of 18
     
  25. TurnTronics macrumors member

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    Sorry to hear your phone is broken, but I have to say that this is one of the funniest threads I have seen in a while. I you could post that video on youtube and get some hits lol.
     

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