Iphone 3g won't connect to computer - water damage?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ryanlloyd80, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. ryanlloyd80 macrumors newbie

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    My iphone 3g worked great until last week. It just all of a sudden will not connect to the computer-at all! It will however charge from the wall charger but does not show that the charger is connected.

    So I decided to wipe the phone clean and try to start over and now the phone is stuck on the activate screen with the option to make emergency calls. I can't activate it because it won't connect to the internet. It is under warranty and took it to Apple. Apparently the water strip on the bottom of the phone is red. I have no idead how water got on it. They won't do anything with it.

    Is there any fix for this? or do I just call it a day on the phones life?

    Thanks
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Call it a day or have them replace it for $199
     
  3. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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  4. ryanlloyd80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went inot apple and they told me they do anything for me. they never mentioned that they could replace it for $200. WTF
     
  5. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    thats apple's out of warranty water damage offer thing. its standard with all iphones.
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I was next to a person at the Apple store who had her phone damaged. The Genius told them they couldn't do anything, until I reminded him about the $199 OOW coverage. She got a new phone for $199.
     

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