iPhone 4 went Swimming

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iTak3n, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. iTak3n macrumors newbie

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    Yes, The inevitable has already happened. My iPhone 4 decided it wanted to go swimming with me. Yes, after following all the "procedures" to try to save the phone, bag of rice etc, I've gotten nowhere. --Incl plugging the phone in after the drying period to see if iTunes recognizes it. Still nothing.. I do understand apple does OOW replacements for water damaged phones, but because they are so new, will the have the "refurb" type models in which the give you in stock? I don't mind dishing out the money as it is my own fault. But just wondering how to go about this. Any one have advice on what to do?

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  2. mgamber macrumors 6502a

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    Take it to an Apple store, accept that it will extend your contract and pay the $200 for a new one. There's nothing else to it. I seriously doubt they'll have any refurbs and you may well have to wait for a new one.
     
  3. iTak3n thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When you say extend my contract, will it be adding an additional 2yrs on top of the 2 that are already there for purchasing the phone?
     
  4. mgamber macrumors 6502a

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    No, it restarts the two years from the moment you sign the pad accepting it, it doesn't add on another two.
     
  5. iTak3n thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I figured I'd close this post with a good note.

    After finally being able to get the time off, and create an appointment at the :apple: store, I have since received a new iPhone 4 free of charge.

    Thank you to the Genius who was having a good day :).
     
  6. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    DO NOT SPREAD MISINFORMATION!!! This doesn't extend your contract in any way. You give them your iPhone 4 and they give you a new one for $200. Do research!
     
  7. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    WRONG!
     

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