iPhone microwaved

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  1. TheiPhonedude44 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, lets say I stick my iPhone 4 in the microwave for 2 seconds literally, and the
    Bluetooth, wifi, and GPS stop working. If I bring my phone into the genius bar can they tell I microwaved it (everything else is fine)
     
  2. raverminx macrumors newbie

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    ummmm why would you want to nuke ur iphone?:confused::confused:
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    It is a very bad idea. There would be sparks and the battery could explode.
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yes, why would you want to do that? Not recommended; too dangerous. Not to mention fraudulent if you try to get Apple to fix it under warranty or Apple Care.
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    They can now...:rolleyes:

    (There could be evidence in the form of burnt traces, but it might not be obvious, unless they're looking for it. Like I said - "they can now".)

    + what Intell and Sandbox said
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You should try the grill instead with some salt, pepper and cooked veggies:D
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    This might be a another way to fix iPhones with water damage. :rolleyes:
     
  8. TheiPhonedude44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No I mean I've already done it, don't ask why. Everything looks and feels perfect except the wifi, bluetooth, and gps. Has anyone else had this happened to this and can apple figure it out?
     
  9. bigbadnewill macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I do the same thing with all my new electronic products.

    As for Apple, they always know. One time before i even got to the genius bar they turned me around and walked me out of the store claiming that they don't fix microwave'd phones :(

    Looks like you're SOL dude.
     
  10. Rory Manton macrumors regular

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    What a daft thing to do.

    BTW bluetooth has never worked on the iphone 4.
     
  11. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    apparently if you smother it in cheese first ... then microwaving your iPhone makes perfect sense.:cool:
     
  12. himni macrumors regular

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    I highly doubt they can tell all the internal radios were fried by your microwave. As long as it looks alright cosmetically. I have done this before (not with an iPhone) and got my phone replaced. This was probably 8 years ago when I was on sprint.
     
  13. b00ya macrumors member

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    If you actually microwaved your iphone you don't deserve a new one. It
    would be hilarious if they glanced at it and were just like "Sir this iphone has been microwaved", lol.
     
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    Do you listen to Daft Punk?
     
  15. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    It would not surprise me if it had a microwave sensor that they could look at. LOL! This is an old trick and the carriers do know about it as a lot of people did it to their Nextel phones when a new device was about ready to introduce, years back.
     
  16. ZGXtreme macrumors regular

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    It constantly amazes me that some people truly live a day to day life not that much different from "Dumb and Dumber."
     
  17. triptyx macrumors member

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    So you're really that dishonest? Own up to your mistake and go replace it at your own cost rather than trying to defraud the company. It's called Honor and Integrity and seems to be a lost art these days.
     
  18. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    OK, you tried it and it hasn't worked. But what happens if you put your head into the microwave and run it for some time... half a minute or a minute, perhaps?

    The lock can be unsecured. Keep us informed!
     
  19. bigbadnewill macrumors 6502

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    That post, my friend, is worthy of going in a signature!!!!
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, I think about using it on facebook:D
     
  21. TheiPhonedude44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not to invade, but do you remember what kind of phone it was?
     
  22. TheiPhonedude44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, but i have heard people try the "microwave trick"?
     
  23. raverminx macrumors newbie

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    sounds interesting... do tell
     
  24. andrew086 macrumors regular

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    maybe it's a trick to get your a new iphone after you scratch it or something
     
  25. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    As long as you haven't done something stupid like posting that you did it on a public forum, there should be no way for Apple to tell unless they look very, very closely (the Apple Store 'Geniuses' won't be able to tell). :)
     

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