My iPhone 4 is sitting in rice...

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uPhone559

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It's been there in rice for 2 days drying out. If it does not work does Apple sometimes give a free refurb unit or will I have to pay some amount no matter what?

Thanks
 

medenblik

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you will probably have to pay 199 to get a new one.........unless Apple does replace it..........

how did it get wet?
 

Watcher

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Do you know for a fact the sensor was tripped? I know that may sound like a stupid question but it depends on how it got wet and if it was submerged or not.
 

dturner

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Two days is not long enough. Let it set at least 10 days. If it is water damage, Apple isn't going to do much for you. You will have to pay for another phone.
 

uPhone559

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It was on the table and a tiny bit of water got into the ear hole. Do I really leave it in rice for 10 days?
 

Lincoln

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I think 10 might be a bit excessive. Last summer I spilled an entire glass of water all over a MacBook, and the screen was filled with water. I had it in rice for 4 days, and it was 100% clear of any water when I took it out.
 

Chris5956

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Have you tried to turn it on, if you have it's ruined no matter what. If you haven't, leave it in rive for 2 more days


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Not true at all, I tried turning mine on at least 5 times as short as 4 hrs after it went in, and it was dead, wouldn't respond, wouldn't turn on, wasn't recognized by the computer. Or anything, then I left it for another couple days in rice along with a blow dryer and went I went to turn it on after that everything was golden
 

uPhone559

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So my iPhone's been in rice for a couple days now with a silica packet and now it's sitting under a high powered fan!

Pray for my iPhone please, she needs your support! Thank you