Would really appreciated iPhone advice (this SUCKS).

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Nick16, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Nick16 macrumors regular

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    Apparently I'm living Final Destination: The Peril of Nick's Apple Products... Last week my iPad got lost/stolen at a conference and yesterday I dove into a pool with my iPhone in my pocket. I'm afraid of what's to come for my MacBook.

    Immediately upon diving into the pool I realized my phone was in my pocket so ran inside, shook all the water out as best as I could, dried it with a hair dryer, and placed it in a bag of rice. Throughout this whole time the LED camera flash was on (constantly, not flickering or anything), which gave me hope that once it was in the rice for a day and dried out, the device would come back to life. Well, I just now (30 hours later) tried plugging in the device and powering it on, with absolutely no luck. So now I'm screwed I guess. Any advice on this front?

    Although I'd love to get it up and running, I'm at the point now that I just want a new phone. I'm 18, a recent high-school graduate, and am moving away to college in two weeks, so this is literally the absolute worst time to not have a phone.

    I don't have insurance on my phone through AT&T, though I'm not sure if they offer any sort of coverage whatsoever. I don't have Apple Care or any Apple coverage. Any limited warranty would be outdated I think (I got the phone when the 4S came out, not sure when that was)... it wouldn't cover water damage I don't think anyways. What are my options? Can I walk right into an Apple store and pay full price for a new iPhone? How much is that (I only see the 2-year upgrade prices listed on their website)? Or do I need to go into an Apple store?

    Also another important question: Would I be at all able to restore my iPhone 4S backup to an iPhone 4 if I were to buy a brand new iPhone 4 (to save money)? Or do I need to get another 4S?

    Any advice is appreciated. I'm phone-less and it sucks.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you go to an apple store all you have to do is hand in your water damaged 4S and they will replace it for you for $200.
    That will not extend your contract or have anything to do with your subsidy or AT&T account.
    Its called an out of warranty replacement.
    If you get lucky they might even replace it for free if you find a nice Apple rep but its not a guarantee.
     
  3. Nick16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you serious? Is this listed somewhere on their website? Because if this is true, then this is a perfect solution, to be honest. Even if it's a refurbished device.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  5. Nick16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is the store pretty much guaranteed to have a phone on hand to swap out, so I can walk out with a new one? Or am I going to have to send my phone in and wait for a replacement via mail, etc.?

    Thanks so much for pointing this solution out by the way.
     
  6. noteple macrumors 65816

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    Apple store. Walk in with genius appointment. They will examine phone.
    Determine it was damaged by liquid. Offer you a pay to repair.
    Give them money, sign invoice, and walk out with a working replacement.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, they have tons of 4S replacements in stock.
    its done on the spot without any wait besides waiting for your turn to see an Apple rep.
     

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