iPad iPad vs Maytag


hausjam

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Aug 8, 2011
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Not me. My boss. He just dropped it on my desk and asked if there was any hope :lol:

I guess he set it on top of a laundry basket. His wife decided to do laundry. Bad timing.
 

SR45

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Aug 17, 2011
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Not me. My boss. He just dropped it on my desk and asked if there was any hope :lol:

I guess he set it on top of a laundry basket. His wife decided to do laundry. Bad timing.
Any hope he asked ???? Apple products are good, but not that good.
 

hausjam

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Original poster
Aug 8, 2011
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I am honestly impressed it still powered on. Stayed on actually. Must have through the whole wash.

I kind of wiggled around the connectors on the motherboard, and all of a sudden it connected to my computer, itunes recognized it, and I was actually able to back it up!!! I am seriously impressed.

Though I decided to do a restore to get his personal data off it (I figured I will throw it on ebay and see what happens) It copied the restore to the ipad, but now its stuck in recovery mode. Of course, that's an academic issue now anyway :D
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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She must do laundry like I do. I take as much as possible and shove that **** in the machine. I have nearly lost my phone like that. Either way, there is no real hope.
 

Jessica Lares

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Oct 31, 2009
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She must do laundry like I do. I take as much as possible and shove that **** in the machine. I have nearly lost my phone like that. Either way, there is no real hope.
Same here. :eek:

And OP, most likely it destroyed the motherboard/storage bits since it won't sync. The only bits that may be worth it are the camera and toggles.
 

neutrino23

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Feb 14, 2003
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I heard of a guy who lost his MacBook Air in a similar fashion. He left it on the coffee table where it got mixed with the newspapers and his wife recycled it.
 

Essenar

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Oct 24, 2008
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You might be able to get an OOW replacement. It's worth a shot anyway.

I took an iPhone 3GS that was almost completely destroyed and they let me do an OOW. Literally the screen was broken off and completely destroyed. (My ex girlfriend was a complete psychopath. I was late to meet her at the gym for a class and she freaked out and threw her phone at the floor and stepped on it repeatedly. It was $150 to replace at Apple. The guy literally told me, "This is the worst one I've seen so far..." And yes, we broke up permanently not long after).
 

donnaw

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Apr 19, 2011
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Chances are it was one of the low water washers. I recently did a load and when pulling it out found one of those huge wolf spiders in the drum. It had survived the entire wash cycle. I hate, hate, hate spiders and I won't go into the comedy of how I managed to get it out with the fireplace tongs (it was very much alive and active).

What I find odd is that surely it was banging around the entire cycle. I would have thought she would have heard it and checked.

Oh well, two lessons here - 1). do not put your electronics where they don't belong (ie, on top of laundry). 2). Don't just take a huge arm load of laundry and stuff it in. Mainly because it just won't get clean, especially with the new low water volume washers out now. The clothes don't separate during the wash cycle, they just stay in a big lump.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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She must do laundry like I do. I take as much as possible and shove that **** in the machine. I have nearly lost my phone like that. Either way, there is no real hope.
LOL, I thought I was the only one who did that. I do separate my wash though. Stinky in one pile REALLY stinky in another. Then jam it in