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    Well me being an *****, I threw my pants in the washer with the iphone still in pocket (original 2g) and now it works...only when hooked up to the charger. It worked perfectly fine for one night, it it completely useless? anyting I can do? thanks, neil
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    Not much at this point - you should have let it dry out for a day or two without turning it on at all. If you bring it to Apple they will see that there is water damage right away and will not touch it. At least not for free.
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    I let it dry for 3 or 4 days, when I said the first night, I meant after I first tryed it. So it is possible for Apple to fix it for a fee? I Dont mind paying.
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    No it is not possible, like I said they will check for water damage right away and that voids the warranty.
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    ok thanks for the input
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    I know someone that stuck it in a ziplock with a bunch of rice and left it in the fridge overnight and everything works except the camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy View Post
    I know someone that stuck it in a ziplock with a bunch of rice and left it in the fridge overnight and everything works except the camera.
    I'm assuming this was done right after it got wet though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Ash View Post
    I'm assuming this was done right after it got wet though?
    Not right, right after, but in less than like 6-12 hours after. At a University of Miami vs Florida State football game and it started raining, no pouring, and he had the phone in his pocket
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    my wife's iPhone was water damaged. Apple will not give you a new phone. We got another one. I saved the phone. It's been sitting for a couple of months. Decided to charge it one day see if it still worked and it did. Had the same problem as you at first too. Charged it and seemed find but as soon as I unplugged it. It died. Try to dry it out for a couple of days.
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    I would try the rice thing. I had a friend put a phone through the wash and he was told to try submerging it in rice. He did not use a ziplock; he used a tall bowl with alot of rice. It actually worked after two days submerged!
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    I've heard good things/luck about the rice trick.

    I would give it a shot.. nothing to lose at this point.
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    rice worked for me. my phone went for a swim in the toilet. i let it sit in the rice for 48 hours and everything worked (including the camera) at that point but the screen appeared to have a few wet spots. 24 hrs after that i couldnt get the phone to stay on. i let it sit in the rice 3 more days and now it works fine. a few pixels are dead and the camera no longer works but i think i can live with that until this summer when (hopefully) a new iphone comes out.
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    Weird that the camera seems to be the thing that takes the most damage from water.
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    miraculously the camera is working fine now! so aside for a few brighter specks on the screen it's in fine working order. i absolutely can't believe it!
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    about a month and a half ago i stupidly dropped my iphone in the toilet, let it sit in rice a few days and it ended up working completely fine, it just had a few dead pixels. this past week the screen started turning mostly white with black moving lines across it. i could still sort of see the icons/buttons and use the phone and it would eventually go back to normal. it did this yesterday and this time has not recovered. could this have anything to do with the previous water damage? any advice? should i just give up and wait til the new iphone comes out this summer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neildaigle View Post
    Well me being an *****, I threw my pants in the washer with the iphone still in pocket (original 2g) and now it works...only when hooked up to the charger. It worked perfectly fine for one night, it it completely useless? anyting I can do? thanks, neil
    That sucks. I dropped mine in a salt water pool last week while i was on vacation. I let it dry for a day and everything worked again. It wouldn't even turn off after I took it out of the pool! I'd shut it down and it would just boot itself back up immediately. So weird. Anyways, good luck!
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    As long as it was dropped in just water it should be fine once it drys off. msimplicity that's awesome that it worked after being in salt water, i'd assume the salt would damage the circuit board.
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    Apple Just changed the policy and now for 199 they will give you a new or refurbished phone without extending contract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neildaigle View Post
    I let it dry for 3 or 4 days, when I said the first night, I meant after I first tryed it. So it is possible for Apple to fix it for a fee? I Dont mind paying.
    Well i have seen tricks where people would take a lollipop stick and put white- out that puts white over pen marks on paper on the end then stick down the head phone jack, if you look inside your earphone jack you will see a red dot meaning water damaged if it is white it is not damged by water the apple store looks at the dot, and if they it is white then they give you a new iphone.

    So put "White-out" inside at the bottom of your ear phone jack water damaged phone, then it will cover the red dot with white, looking like no water damage ever occurred


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghecko View Post
    Well i have seen tricks where people would take a lollipop stick and put white- out that puts white over pen marks on paper on the end then stick down the head phone jack, if you look inside your earphone jack you will see a red dot meaning water damaged if it is white it is not damged by water the apple store looks at the dot, and if they it is white then they give you a new iphone.

    So put "White-out" inside at the bottom of your ear phone jack water damaged phone, then it will cover the red dot with white, looking like no water damage ever occurred


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    how is that stealling? the apple store is an *** hole for not replacing ur phone.
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    Would the car dealer replace your car if it was ruined in a flood? Warranty replacements/service are for manufacturer defects how is water damage a defect? Attempting to make them believe there is no water damage is fraud, which is stealing. I just find it odd that this is acceptable.

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