My sister is a idiot. iPhone in the washer

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pettit423, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. pettit423 macrumors newbie

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  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Keep it off, put it in a bag of uncooked rice. Pray and vag punch your sis.
    But I have to ask, how exactly did she have the opportunity to do this? Was she doing YOUR laundry and accidentally put it in there? Something tells me you're not giving us the whole story.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I can another impending thread.

    My brother is an idiot, while doing HIS wash he didn't clean out HIS pockets and HIS iPhone was left in HIS pants.

    See the theme - your phone, your pants, and she was being nice doing your wash.
     
  4. pettit423 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    She put her iPhone in her laundry. Not mine. Just trying to be a good brother.
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Go to the Apple store, or call Apple and get a replacement for $199.

    If she doesn't use the phone that often you could always try to dry it out in a bag of rice, in front of a fan etc. Could take days and have a limited life after that.

    I would just have it replaced. :D
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Perhaps where you lack in being detailed you make up for in being a good brother.
    My answer remains the same and if you don't buy it, search the 1,000 other water damage threads. ;)
     
  7. peterja macrumors regular

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    Yeah let it dry before attempting to turn it on, put in the dryer ;)
    no but near an element or so, might give it a tiny chance of surviving but I don't know.
     
  8. ComputersaysNo macrumors 6502

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    Take it apart as far as you dare, and put it in an oven (NOT a microwave, and leave the battery out) at 120F max. (about 50 degrees celcius) for two hours or more. Let it cool down by itself.

    ...and hope for the best.
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, this is your best chance to revive your sister's iPhone. But be patient, and wait a few days before you try and turn it on.

    Unfortunately, this will probably end up being the solution OP.
     
  10. dellar macrumors newbie

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    My wife did this to my iPhone 4 about a month ago and it almost lead to a divorce.

    I went the Apple Out of Warranty exchange program and they sent me out a brand new one (*or refurbed) in about a week. Check the price of the exchange in your local country - I think in the US its $199

    I'm very happy with the replacement iPhone.
     
  11. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    As I recall, doesn't apple solder the batteries in place?
     
  12. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    You would divorce your wife over a phone?
     
  13. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Don't do this. I understand the whole drying out method but who the hell puts an iphone in an oven? Bag of rice is your best bet.
     
  14. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    Intent of the wife and content of the iPhone would have to be known.

    Also what's the rest of the marriage like at the moment?

    Anyway -

    Local repair shop that does wonders on fixing mobile phones NEVER guarantees water damage repairs - they are VERY upfront about it. They give at least a month on pretty much everything else.

    I'd go with the start of getting an OoW replacement from Apple if possible.

    Do go and do the rice bit - especially if she hadn't sync'd her phone recently and wants to get some stuff off of it.
     
  15. Boereman macrumors member

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    Bag of rice and a new battery did the trick for my iphone 4
     
  16. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    My bosses (Husband & Wife) have done :
    1) Washed her iPhone 3GS
    2) Dropped his iPhone 3GS in the toilet
    3) Dropped her 3GS down a flight of cement stairs (twice)
    4) Dropped his 3GS in a urinal

    Results :
    1) Dried it out and it worked (except for the speaker phone)
    2) Dried it out and it worked
    3) Survived the first fall, second fall broke the screen (but still worked)
    4) Dried it out (after washing it off) and it still worked (except speaker)

    It is amazing how well the phones survived.
     
  17. walterwhite macrumors 6502

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    you can also be very nice and very honest at the apple store and they may do a one time replacement for free. If you have no history of accidental damage and you are nice.. they have and can make that exception
     
  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    What I think is hilarious is that his phone keeps going in the toilet!:D
     
  19. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    How old is she and what does she look like? Also, what state do you live in? That can make a difference.
     
  20. monkey186 macrumors member

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    Bag of rice would be my advise too. Minimum 7 days, but i would leave 10 or even 14 to be sure it is dry before turning it on.

    My android sank into a toilet then had to be washed under running water so was completely soaking wet, two weeks in rice and the phone was as good as new and still working (about a year after incident).
     
  21. shelbymayer macrumors regular

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    I did the exact same thing a year and a half ago. Washed my 3G in a pair of pants (stupid me). I didn't even bother seeing about drying it or getting it fixed because I was due an upgrade and just went and got a 3GS. 6 months later I was going to sell it on ebay for parts and I decided to plug it into the charger to see if anything would happen and sure enough it came right on (the battery was completely dead). Used it for a couple of days to make sure it worked properly (which it did) and now my wife still uses it to this day! So there IS hope for it working again!
     
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    You're a pig.
     
  24. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    lol
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    oops, sorry. From your post, it was implied that the iPhone was yours.
     

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