iPhone 5 fell in the bathtub :(

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Neebee, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Neebee, Nov 5, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2012

    Neebee macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it was full of water. i quickly turned off the iphone. it was still running. i took out the nano sim. Now what? Is there anything I can do to get it replaced? I heard people being very lucky with the 4 and 4S, even having the device fall in a lake and get it replaced with minimal hassle.
     
  2. bigjnyc macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

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    That sounds like alot of water, the sensor will definitely turn color... Don't lie to the genius because it will be obvious.... I guess it all depends on the person you get... I would just say go in there, be nice and be honest and hope for the best. But I have to be honest with you, with that much water damage it's going to be tough.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Get ready to kick in $229 for a replacement.
    Next time try to keep it out of the tub.
     
  4. Kiet1029 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it really depends on who you get as a genius, I see that sometimes a female will get a better response from the genius than a male.
     
  5. blaake macrumors regular

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    Leave it off for a while and put it in a bag of uncooked rice if you haven't. If you had a 4/ 4s i would say your chances were better but because of the high demand, your chances are probably pretty low :/
     
  6. Neebee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, the iPhone is working. The pink dot is shown: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3302. It is now located in the SIM card slot. The battery seems to have taken a hit. It definitely is draining faster (maybe sucking the liquid)? I had the invisible shield type skin protector on which may have helped reduce the amount of water absorbtion.

    I walked in today to the Apple store and I am not sure if I was given wrong info. I was told that I could pay the $229 for a replacement. I also could get the extended warranty for $50 at the time of purchase. I didnt see this on Apple's website covering "Out of Warranty Service - OOWS: http://support.apple.com/kb/index?p...tates&product=iphone&select=WARRANTY__PRICING

    In the past, I heard of many many people being honest with Apple and they just gave them a new replacement device, no charge after they claimed it had water damage. I guess I have a hard time stomaching the above fees if people get something for free.
     
  7. Davejprince macrumors regular

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    Do what they usually do.
    Screw it open & use rice to get the water out.
    If not, get a replacement for 229($€)
     

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