is my iphone ruined?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dryice0077, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. dryice0077 macrumors newbie

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    My iPhone had water damage, but it was still functional for a few months, the power button didn't work but i had apps to Lock/Shut down/Reboot.

    A few days ago it just stopped working, but it was detectable on the computer so i decided to restore and take it in, the restore messed up. So i decided to send it in to iResQ.

    They said the display was failing, and it needed a new logic board, the total cost coming to around $315. More than a new one.

    When i got it back it would boot up but i couldn't Slide to unlock. I could however double tap the home button and click Play/Pause etc.

    This youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAHkTDtgLq0 shows its problems

    Im not eligible for a upgrade until 2010. I have no phone right now. What can i do?
     
  2. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    UMMMMM......did you not read your post?

    Yes your iphone is ruined....
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Buy a new one?

    Edit: Terrible quality on that youtube video btw. Could barely hear you and couldn't usually see what you were showing. Way too dark.
     
  4. christyn macrumors 6502a

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    Go in to Apple, and pay the $199 for a replacement
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    How is it $199 to replace the entire phone and $315 to repair? I thought $199 bought you just a new screen.
     
  6. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    No $199 gets you a whole new/refurb phone if you are under AppleCare
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    K fine. I stand by what I've said.
    $199 to replace or $315 to repair. Who in their right mind would repair under AC? If if it was water damaged does that mean he is FORCED to repair and not replace for $199?
     
  8. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Well that repair price is not from apple. If she would have sent it to apple, or went to apple, they would have told her right there that it would be $199.

    Idk why he/she would pay $300...
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I thought you could get a replacement for water damage for $199. IDK why he's even talking about the repair cost, other than to just say what they told him.

    Hey Jessica....see that earlier post about the syncing of photos. I just want to make sure about something. Thanks.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If it has water damage I doubt they'd do anything about it besides tell u to buy a new one. Doesn't hurt to try though.
     
  11. dryice0077 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea i didnt know they replaced them

    i don't have applecare....
     
  12. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, it would help us if you told us a little more info about the phone itself.

    The generation would be nice.
    The month and year you got it would be good also.
     
  13. dryice0077 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 3G, September '08
     
  14. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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  15. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Your phone come with 1 year of AppleCare protection.

    And as the poster above said, (which i didnt know was possible) you can get a replacement for $199 even without AppleCare.
     
  16. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Why they didn't point this out to him at the time is a big question. All they told him about was the repair cost.

    Edit: Missed the part about iResQ.
     
  17. cdinca macrumors 6502

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    Why would iResq tell him to get it cheaper at apple?
     
  18. dave006 Contributor

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    "trainguy77" is correct as of May 2009, Apple will now provide Out of Warranty Service (OWS) for water / liquid damaged iPhones.

    Just make sure that the iPhone is not broken into multiple pieces.

    Dave
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Because his phone was ruined by accidental liquid damage. AC is voided.
     
  20. dona83 macrumors 6502

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    $199 is out of warranty repair for your iPhone. So if your iPhone was damaged in a way that's not covered by your iPhone or if it doesn't have AppleCare, pay $199 they'll replace it for you.

    Source: http://www.ehphone.ca/2009/07/iphon...arranty-no-problem-apple-will-fix-it-for-229/
    *The article lists $229 Canadian Dollars but it's $199 for you Americans.

    http://images.apple.com/legal/terms/repair/docs/070108a_iphone_OOW.pdf

    Apple US OOW - $199USD:
    http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/service/faq/#warranty7

    Apple states that OOW covers liquid damage for example, but not catastrophic damage.
     
  21. cdinca macrumors 6502

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    Nope...I still don't get it. If I take my vacuum cleaner to a local repair shop, they are not going to tell me I can get a new one at Sears for $150. They are going to say "it will cost $225 to replace the motor".
     
  22. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Yes AC is voided we all know that. Which is why he will pay $199 for a new one instead of free.....
     
  23. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    +1 ^^^ Yes, I agree with all the rest; $199 is a pretty good price break v. $315 repair price.....:eek::eek::eek:
     
  24. no.1 Apple Fan macrumors regular

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    You can try explaining to AppleCare that even though the water sensor is tripped, that is was an accident.:eek:
     
  25. dryice0077 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well... if you hook it up to the charger it will try and boot up, it shows a pineapple and then sometimes a man speaking russian
     

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