where is the water damage detector?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DarthTreydor, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. DarthTreydor macrumors 6502

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    So I dropped my iPhone in a cup of beer. Stupid, I know. The only part submerged was the bottom quarter of the phone but now it won't turn on, won't charge, won't pop up in iTunes. I'm wondering where the water damage detector is and wherther a genius would be able to tell what happened.

    Please help.
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure that it's in the headphone jack, but they'll still be able to tell if it's been damaged by liquid, especially beer. How about you just tell them what happened and suck it up instead of trying to scam them?
     
  3. Love Juice macrumors regular

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    there is also one inside of the unit along w/ the one underneath the headphone jack. let it totally dry out. leave it be for 2-3 days and then try to turn it on. mine was water damaged and it wouldnt and it was unresponsive (dead). i let it dry out for that time period ( putting in in uncooked rice will help suck out moisture ), and then gave it a shot. it now turns on w/ the battery symbol but will not charge at all ...and has water burn damage all under the screen.
     
  4. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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  5. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking the same thing!
     
  6. Love Juice macrumors regular

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    people @ keg parties?? ahhhh, the good ol days
     
  7. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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  8. bacaramac macrumors 65816

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    My guess, 16 Gallon Keg. Unless you are camping by the hose, you normally need a cup.
     
  9. Corbet macrumors member

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    There are multiple water damage detectors within the iPhone.
     
  10. 7031 macrumors 6502

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    Just replace the water damage indicators with white papter lol.
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    Please say it wasn't styrofoam. :eek:
     
  12. neven macrumors 6502a

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    The water damage sensor is located next to the $200-300 you're planning on stealing from your Apple store's register. Haven't your parents taught you about that whole right vs. wrong thing?
     
  13. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    It's down in the headphone jack. I believe it changes from white to orange when it gets wet. There is another one inside, but the Genius Bar can only check the headphone jack. As long as it doesn't smell like beer, you'll be fine.
     
  14. hotzenplotz macrumors regular

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    Hm, I don't see it, even though my iPhone took a swim in a toilet and survived.
     
  15. impact_blue macrumors regular

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    beer deserves better than a cup =(
     
  16. impact_blue macrumors regular

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    It makes me wonder if the people saying this have a single mp3 or video on their itunes that they haven't downloaded from P2P or torrent.

    I dont condone from stealing from Apple, but you swear you're squeeky clean. This is the internet man.
     
  17. JamilD macrumors member

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    stick alcohol on a Q-Tip up the headphone jack
     
  18. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

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    A new invention called a keg?
     
  19. Love Juice macrumors regular

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    it actually changes from all white, to half white / half pink.

    q-tip is WAY too big w/o trimming off some of the cotton ..unless they make some for "little people" ....not that i would know or anything ;)
     

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