iPhone 4 is WET!
My new 3 day old iPhone 4 just got drenched in water! I am a firefighter in the Sacramento, CA area and today was on a small brush fire. While I was out there working a helicopter dropped a 500 gallon bucket of water right on top of me. Because I was so excited about my new phone, i had it in my jacket pocket and it got drenched as my pockets were full of standing water. I immediately shut my iPhone down and when I got back to the station shoved it in a bag of rice. So far it wont turn on. Does anyone have any advice to get this thing to come back?!
I feel as though i'm about to cry at any moment. Loved the phone the 3 days I had it working.
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- 07-12-2010, 03:11 AM #6iMore Newbie
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Attempt an exchange. I have heard some stories about people who work in Law enforcement and Firefighters who have successfully exchanged their iPhones because of damage in the field. Whether it was an officer whose phone was damaged chasing a criminal or a firefighter who got it damaged by water or heat. Then again these may just be isolated cases but its worth a shot if what you are trying does not work.
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Thanks for the support. I have my fingers crossed that it comes back on. I called at&t and it sounds like my option to get another one without having to pay 7-800 bucks for a new 32g is to add a line to my account. Still pretty expensive loss if this doesn't pan out. And I will go into apple for an attempted exchange in a couple days if no luck. thanks for the tips
- 07-12-2010, 10:04 AM #15
He doesn't need insurance. Just needs to get it repaired by apple. Costs 199 though.
With the upfront cost of insurance and deductibles, why bother when apple will repair it?
Apple - Support - iPhone - Service FAQ
If you own an iPhone that is ineligible for warranty service but is eligible for Out-of-Warranty (OOW) Service, Apple will service your iPhone for the Out-of-Warranty Service fee listed below.
iPhone 4 Out-of-Warranty Service
16GB & 32GB $199
iPhone 3GS Out-of-Warranty Service
8GB, 16GB & 32GB $199
iPhone 3G Out-of-Warranty Service
8GB & 16GB $199
Original iPhone Out-of-Warranty Service
4GB, 8GB & 16GB $199
A $6.95 shipping fee will be added if you arrange service online or by calling Apple Technical Support. All fees are in US dollars and are subject to local tax.
For example, an iPhone that has failed due to damage or liquid damage is eligible for Out-of-Warranty service.
Last edited by cardfan; 07-12-2010 at 10:09 AM.
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