Water damaged :(

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rhs7787, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. rhs7787 macrumors member

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    So I dropped half of my iphone in my water glass yesterday. I have had 3 iphones within the last year. Two of them were stolen and now this one is water damaged. To top it off it's my birthday today lol. Such great luck I have. I really wish AT&T would insure this phone.

    Anyways, I read that Apple will replace liquid damaged iphones with refurbished ones for $199. It's either I get a refurbished 3g or a new 3gs for $399. What would you guys do? Does apple still give you a credit if you turn in your iphone (10% discount towards a new one?) or is that only for ipods?

    Thanks for listening to me vent a little. Hope your day is going better than mine lol.
     
  2. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Sorry to hear that OP, but I think you're better off with the $199 fee. Refurbs really work pretty well. Hopefully it doesn't happen the next time you get your iPhone.

    P.S: Happy Birthday :)
     
  3. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    I would probably convince myself to get the 3gs, using the water damaged 3g as an excuse. It is another $200 though, so if you don't really have it, go with the 3g.
     
  4. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    I would eBay/Craigslist/sell the waterdamaged then put that towards the $399 for the 3GS.
     
  5. rhs7787 thread starter macrumors member

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    It won't even turn on. I'll check out ebay and see what people have theirs going for.
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    all may not be lost. Try sticking it a bowl of rice to absorb the water. Let it sit for a few days and you may have it working again.
     
  7. senorian macrumors regular

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    Also try using a compressed air canister. I dropped mine in the toilet about a month ago. Everything still worked except the phone thought that the headphones were plugged in even though they weren't. I used the compressed air canister inside the headphone jack and within minutes my phone worked perfectly. Give it some time to dry out and see if it'll work. it's worth a shot.
     
  8. techiegirl macrumors 6502a

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    I second this. It worked for us when we machine washed the bluetooth headset.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    That might have been a floater that caused that:p
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    and some others have suggested silica gel, but rice is so much easier to find. :)
     
  11. John T macrumors 68020

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    If that was the case, I wouldn't fancy putting it close to my face!! :D
     

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