So my watch only lasted 3 days or so.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MaulRx, May 17, 2015.

  1. MaulRx Suspended

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    Before it died completely, wouldn't even turn back on after a pretty significant drop. Not a scratch though haha
     
  2. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    Which watch do you have?
     
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  4. MaulRx thread starter Suspended

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    It was the 42mm stainless steel. Fishing accident :D
     
  5. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    Ouch! Hope you have Applecare+
     
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    ok, I'll "bite" What does fishing accident have to do with anything? If the watch doesn't turn on and there are no visible signs of abuse, then AppleCare Schmapple care, it's covered under the regular warranty.
     
  7. MaulRx thread starter Suspended

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    That's how I dropped it; was my fault 100%.
     
  8. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    I'm so worried about dropping mine that I hold my arm over my bed while I put it on. :rolleyes:
     
  9. MaulRx thread starter Suspended

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    I've never been good at taking care of my toys. You should have seen my iPhone 5 by the time I upgraded. I'm not sure if it was the drop or the water but it did hold up physically just fine, I didn't see a mark on it.
     
  10. CharlesShaw, May 17, 2015
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    If you dropped it on the ground or the floor and it no longer works, yet shows no signs of abuse, then it's 100% Apple's problem. I'm sorry you have to go though the hassle of getting replaced under warranty. My first generation iPhone was replaced under warranty within the first year (which pleased me because it had become scratched). Come to think of it, my 3GS also was replaced within the first year, as was my 4S.

    [Edit: my 4S was replaced during it's second year, under Apple Care. That was, fortunately, the year I decided to spend the $ on extra warranty instead of extra storage. I had to compress my iTunes library to fit on the 4S.]
     
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    This. It shouldn't just stop working from a drop so light that it wouldn't cause any physical signs of abuse. Sounds like it was defective from the get-go.
     
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    If there's no sign of abuse on the outside, just take it in and say it stopped working. It'll be replaced. End of story.
     
  13. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    it's water proof. It doesn't matter if it fell in water. Just take it to the apple store for replacement.

     
  14. dfine1966 macrumors 6502

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    Are you saying you drop it in Water? How deep was it and how long was it in the water. Or did it just get splashed on while in a boat, dock, pier etc? The better details we get, the better we can help you. Their is a possibility you could take it in to and Apple store for them to look at it, especially if there is no sign of damage. Just tell them it doesn't work. See what they will do.
     
  15. MaulRx thread starter Suspended

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    I plan on taking it up to the store soon, explaining what I did and seeing what they recommended regarding how to proceed.
     
  16. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    Your honesty is remarkable. (I mean that.) If I worked at an Apple store, I would just hand you a new one based on your integrity alone. :D
     
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    And if he has a break-down under pressure at the Genius Bar and admits that his buddies dared him to use it as fishing bait, then all he needs to do is walk away and contact online customer service instead (remembering not to say the part about the fishing trip). At this early stage of the roll-out I can't imagine Apple rejecting watches with no visible damage.
     
  18. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    The stores don't have any replacement stock.

    Just call Apple, tell them you dropped your watch into (pond, ocean, whatever) and that you pulled it right back out and now it does not work.

    They should replace it. It's supposed to be able to handle a drop with a submersion into water.

    Unless you forced it to fall faster, it's not really a big deal that you dropped it.

    If you have AC+, you can even get express replacement.
     
  19. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    A woman I used to work with dropped her brand new iPhone the day after she bought it, which shattered the screen. She took it to an Apple store, and they started down the "well, you damaged it yourself" road until she pretended that she was about to start crying...whereupon they handed her a new one. So if OP's fishing story doesn't work, he should pretend he's going to cry. ;)
     
  20. MaulRx thread starter Suspended

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    Yea I know they don't have any to replace it with at the moment, I just prefer dealing with people in person rather then sending it in via box over the phone.

    For what it's worth to any fishermen out there it's a great companion. I usually leave my phone in the car when I know we'll be wadding just in case I take an off the schedule swim(see: slip and fall) but with the Apple Watch I was able to put the iPhone into a Cabela watertight box, tie that to my backpack and let the watch take over. Worked great although I did notice some significant lag between feeling\hearing the phone and getting any info on the watch. Fishing with the watch does make you wish for even a cheap point and click camera on the watch though.
     
  21. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    That's because you've bought every watch they have made.
    ;)
     
  22. CharlesShaw macrumors 6502

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    Forced it to fall faster? I'm intrigued by this.
     
  23. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    By throwing it to the ground maybe?
     
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    It can't be the water because it's IPX7 water resistant (waterproof to 1 meter for 30 min). How shallow was the ground as it may have received a blunt force from that?

    If it worked for a while afterward, it may have stemmed form a defect that's purely coincidental so I'd take it in.
     
  25. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Hahaha! Almost. All 38mm.

    SS BSB
    SS WSB
    SS Milanese
    SS BCB
    Sport Green (still waiting for that)

    Plus: SS link band and a couple of sport bands. And another Milanese band. Yup. That's all. :D
     

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