my iphone 3gs got wet!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrdinh, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. mrdinh macrumors regular

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    i have a 1.5yr left on the contract...went to bestbuy and they said i have to buy a full cost phone if i don't want to renew the 2yr contract or buy one to replace it now and start a new 2yr today...is that true?

    can apple replace or repair the iphone with reasonable costs?

    or just buy a new iphone now...i can't live without it and was hoping to upgrade to the new iphone in june.

    any help please!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Go to Apple and they will replace it for $200.
    You wont have to resign or extend your contract.
    The info best buy employees gave you are false. Im not surprised on that at all though :D
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    just pay $199 for an out of warranty replacement.
     
  4. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    Try to put it in a bag of rice while it is off for a few days and see if that takes all of the moisture out.
     
  5. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    the rice trick may suck up some water but it is a myth.

    any phone that gets severely wet will continue to have problems.

    $199 for apple to replace. You can find someone to fix it but i wouldnt trust them.

    Another option would be to sell for parts and buy another one.
     
  6. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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  8. mrdinh thread starter macrumors regular

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    good news...i went to the apple and got a out of warranty iphone to replace the wet one....wow, after a little bit...they gave me a free one!!!! didn't cost $199....something to do with my serial#...

    now i got to go back to bestbuy to return my iphone that i bought earlier...

    and to also verify that the at&t contract is back to my original contract and not start a new contract per best buy & at&t rules....

    thanks again all for the awesome advice...i will buy iphone straight from apple store now on but a long drive to get there though.
     
  9. Nebulance macrumors 6502

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    on a related note -- how do you guys handle answering phone calls in the rain? Or do you just avoid picking up until you're under an awning or something?

    (I'll be getting a 3GS soon, and was curious about such a topic)
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    If it's raining hard enough to worry about the phone, the last thing I want to do is use it.
     
  11. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    If it's just raining a little bit, I will kind of put my fingers over the power button and headset jack to prevent any water from getting in there. I'll also try to cover up the majority of the rest of the phone with the palm of my hand.

    If it's raining hard, I just won't use it until I can get under an awning or some place dry.
     
  12. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    BTW, could you explain further how you got a free phone? You had a water-damaged phone. Your reply makes no sense.
     
  13. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    This post makes no sense at all.
     

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