Iphone in the washer - is it short-circuit ? insurance ?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Steennp, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Steennp macrumors newbie

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    Jul 23, 2008
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    Yesterday my girlfriend snapped my pants off the floor and washed them, along with my iphone :eek:

    i called my insurance company today to ask if they would replace it, and they told me they would only replace it if it is short-circuited.

    now it will cost me 900 danish crowner (something like 180 $) to get it "analyzed" so i would like if anyone could give a proper guess on what happened to it.

    if its short circuited then fine, the insurance company will pay the 900 .. but what if it took a beating and broke due to that?

    it went 45 min. in the washer if anyone finds that interesting :/
    btw: its not a 3G version, but an old 16 gb one.

    i hope you can give me some advice, because id rather save the 900 if there is little chance it is short circuited..

    //Steen
     
  2. RFR79 macrumors member

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    Sep 14, 2007
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    Bay Area, California
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    Try putting your iphone in a bag and cover it with dry rice for atleast 2 days. It should pull the moisture out of the phone. I know you think im crazy but a friend of mine washed his 1gen iphone too and this worked for him. Hey, what do you have to lose?? ;) ;)
     
  3. Juo100 macrumors regular

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    Sep 9, 2007
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    When my Mum washed my iPod nano I stuck it in oven at about 40c (unfortunately I dont have an oven that lets you go that low anymore)

    The next day it was working perfectly, and smelt wonderful might I add.

    Stick it in a warm, dry place for a few days and see if it works again.
     

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