Oops drowned my poor phone...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BaldyUK, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. BaldyUK macrumors regular

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    ...but that's what insurance is for :)

    I have a recent back up on the PC so can I load that back up onto my replacement essentially making my new phone the same as my old (RIP) phone?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Joe23 macrumors 6502

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  3. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    im not sure if they fixed it in itunes or with 2.1 but after you restore you might get brought back to the restore menu, in which case youll have to hit restore as new and resync, and you should have everything back
     
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  5. BaldyUK thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks :)
     
  6. Charlie™ macrumors newbie

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    I don't think that apple care covers water damage actually
     
  7. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    but there are insurance plans that you can get for the iphone, just not thru at&t or apple
     
  8. BaldyUK thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope but my O2 insurance does ;)
     
  9. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    Apple definitely doesn't take care of water damage.

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    Ok.
     
  10. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

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    check out sqauretrade, they have a policy for the iPhone
     
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  12. BaldyUK thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not much to show really, can see some moisture still under two of the screen's corners.

    It surprised me how much water an iPhone can hold :D

    But I carefully read my insurance policy carefully before ringing up and claiming to make sure it covered water damage. Otherwise I could have conveniently 'lost' it ;)
     
  13. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    iPhone's are hydrophobic unfortunately. And Pixellated was messing with you in that when people claim that their iPhone burned them for example, we need proof. I did the same to my old BB so I know how it feels... :(
     
  14. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Sorry to hear about your loss... Damn, insurance is really nice.:(
     
  15. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

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    throw that thing in some dry white rice for a week or 2 and see if it boots up! then sell it on ebay :) (just make sure they know it had been water damaged)
     
  16. BaldyUK thread starter macrumors regular

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    Screw waiting - I'll need to send it back and they'll send me a new one - I'm gonna be without my phone for 3 days, fook being without it for a week or two!
     
  17. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

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    Hydrophobic, in this context, does not mean what you think it means :)

    Hydrophilic is probably the word you're looking for.
     
  18. sallythemac Guest

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    hey baldyuk

    I take it u have o2 premier insurance, with guaranteed new replacement (as u can't get standard insurance on an iPhone)? I would be interested to hear how ur "new" iPhone arrives - i.e. In an original box with all accessories. I have the same insurance u see.

    Also, u say 3 days for ur replacement. I thought it was 24 or 48 tops with premier?

    Cheers!
     
  19. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

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    lol... there's always one.
     
  20. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    You might be able to save it, dont turn it on and let it dry for at least 5-6 days naturally. After that it might work fine.
     
  21. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Indeed...if it were hydrophobic he wouldn't have a broken phone! :)
     
  22. BaldyUK thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was guessing 3 days including the time it will take for me to send it to them, have them check it out and send me out a new one.

    The replacement is guaranteed to be new.
     
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  24. BaldyUK thread starter macrumors regular

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    I went riding offroad on my MX'er and my poor phone didn't have its armbands on. It was so wet it got into my waterproof pocket and into the plastic bag :eek:

    My mate's phone died as well.

    Rang O2 this morning, my replacement will be arriving by courier to my work at some point tomorrow. He comes in, I give him old phone, he gives me the new one and voila.
     
  25. sallythemac Guest

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    So was it new, boxed and with all accessories? Or just a phone?
     

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