What do I do with a bad iPhone (1st Gen)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ncfuser, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. ncfuser macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    So my wife let her iPhone take a swim in the toliet. It was a 1st Gen. Got a referb 8GB 3G from AT&T for $99 to replace it.

    After a few days everything worked except the wifi.
    Now a week later the screen does not get bright.

    1st question.
    How do I wipe ALL the info from it.
    2nd. What do I do with it? Will apple store recycle it?

  2. TwoSpiritedBi macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2009
    I only hope it fell in the toilet before she used it. Because when you take a water damaged iPhone to Apple Store, the damaged water sensor is usually a pink color. Apple might question why its brown.
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Spank it?
  4. St0rMl0rD macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2008
    hahahaha :D:D

  5. M.a.r.k. macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2007
    do the long restore, which may take 3hrs++
    and then sell it on ebay :)

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