iPhone Bottom Connector - "corroded"

trflick

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I am being told that I got my connector wet - do not recollect this at all... and as a result, my connection is now intermittent with my PC. Is my ONLY choice to pay another $299 for a replacement! Arggghhh
 

KNK

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I am being told that I got my connector wet - do not recollect this at all... and as a result, my connection is now intermittent with my PC. Is my ONLY choice to pay another $299 for a replacement! Arggghhh

Who said that?

Do you live on the beach? Salt air can cause carosion.

Does the phone have rust on the connector, maybe your cable needs replacement.
 

trflick

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good point... Claim by Genius bar was "it got wet somehow" . I am sure they will claim it would happen uniformly on the connector and not in one place? - So frustrating. I keep this in a leather jacket and everything...
 

KNK

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good point... Claim by Genius bar was "it got wet somehow" . I am sure they will claim it would happen uniformly on the connector and not in one place? - So frustrating. I keep this in a leather jacket and everything...

Seriously, are you living on the beach? What leather jacket do you have?
 

trflick

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Have a Piel Frama. Live in Chicago... Been a very wet and humid winter :) Talk to the genius bar and convince him/her it's climate related - right? I love this phone and am now really realizing its fraility...
 

pmesro

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Do you have teenage kids who use these? Mine are particularly good at 'borrowing' hardware that gets wet etc....
 

The Apple

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I would call Apple and speak with someone instead of going to the "genius" bar. Tell them that your charging cord is not working properly, don't mention anything about corrosion though. Just tell them what the phone doesn't do. They will mosy likely send you out a box to ship the phone to them in and they will take care of it. It IS still under warranty. The customer service department over the phone generally do a better job of resolving problems than the people at the "genius" bar. I had very good luck with my problems being resolved quickly. Hopefully you will too.

BTW If the genius looked into the earphone plug and saw that the moisture sensor had turned red, you are probably out of luck because this generally means you have soaked your phone. If it were just some corrosion and that sensor had not been "tripped" you should have been taken care of.
 

zandrik

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Try this

I've had this happen to me on one of my other phones, not an iPhone. It was on the verizon chocolate phone. It had some corrosion on the charger connector. My 12 month old son thought it was licorice. :laugh2:. Anyways, I got some white vinegar and a q-tip and and a toothpick and I dipped the q-tip barely in the vinegar and put it on the corroded area. Then with the toothpick scraped off the corrosion. It work surprisingly well. This may be a good idea, or may not be. Use this advice at your own will. It is possible that you get too much vinegar and it could drip into the phone and ruin it all together. So if you do decide to try this, be VERY careful.

Has anyone else tried anything like this? What do others think of this?


I am being told that I got my connector wet - do not recollect this at all... and as a result, my connection is now intermittent with my PC. Is my ONLY choice to pay another $299 for a replacement! Arggghhh
 

trflick

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went back to the genius bar yesterday and the connector caused an overheating of the USB connection. Refurb on the spot. All is good again. This is the best phone/pda I have ever owned. I guess the corrosion must have created the overheating problem...