(Closed) iPhone took a swim…

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m sorry! That’s happened to me too. It sucks that with insurance the price is still ridiculous.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If you put the phone in a bowl of rice, it will help dry it out:)

I hate that cell phones cost so much when you pay for them outright, but they always run deals on them! So dumb.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah, I put mine in a bag of rice and it totally fixed the problem! You need to wait a day or two for it in there before you turn it back on, though.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes rice I have heard… I put mine in a ziploc bag and placed it into the fridge over night, sucked the moisture out and it was functional again a few days later.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m so sorry! I tried the rice thing with my BlackBerry and it worked! I hope it works for you!!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yes, PPs are right, you want to leave it off and thoroughly dry it first.  While we were dating, FH accidentally ran his iphone through the washing machine.  He was told they ususally survive water, but not the washing machine.  He had  to get a new one, so he ordered it off ebay.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

At least you have AppleCare! The only reason iPhones are so “cheap” to begin with is that AT&T pays about $500 to Apple per phone. So they have to recoup the cost through your monthly phone plan. Sounds like you were smart and got the insurance, so that’s actually great! Otherwise it’d be $600-800 to get a brand new one (unless you went used or refurbished)

Post # 12
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Newbee

Oh, that sucks.  I had a razor take a swan dive from my shoulder into a coffee cup.  Not as expensive but such a hassle.

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