Sandi doesn't deserve a 3GS; the story of a wet iPhone

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Amazing. My wife Sandi started with a 4GB v1 and loved it. She used it for almost 6 months and took good care of it. When I got a 3G we donated it to a friend and she started using my 8GB v1. Unfortunately, she dropped that one in the sink but it still worked OK except the screen edges had a slight pixel reduction. We gave it to my SIL when we each got a 3G S on release day.

Last week, after having the 3G S only 10 days or so, the entire left one-third of her screen inexplicably went totally black. I called Apple and after doing a few standard checks, they agreed that she deserved a replacement 3G S, unless of course hers was dropped in water or otherwise the victim of abuse. I assured them that it was not, Sandi liked her iPhone too much and was too careful for that.

They said they could either send us a box and have us send it in and they would then send a replacement, total time of about 7-10 days. The alternative was to buy the one year service extension for $79 and then they would just send us a replacement overnight and we could send ours back after receiving it. I popped for the $79 and now she has 719 days of warranty instead of a just a year. That may come in handy! :rolleyes:

The replacement 3G S arrived today and I dutifully swapped SIMs and restored it for her, making sure it was perfect. She loved it. Less than 4 hours later she dropped the SOB in the horse stock water tank, filled with 18" of murky water and horse spit.

So, now she has a phone with a voided extended warranty that covered it for about 240 minutes. The sound stopped working immediately and the screen shut down within 5 minutes. She didn't tell me right away; she took it in the house, lit the oven and warmed it up to 150 degrees. She gently wrapped her iPhone in a paper towel and placed it on the middle rack. WTF?

I won't go into the, er, discussions we had when she let me know what happened. She tried to calm me down by telling not to worry that she was 'drying it out' as we, er, discussed. That part didn't really help.

Suffice it to say I wasn't happy. I immediately ran into the house and when I rescued the iPhone from the Wolf stove it was miraculously working perfectly!

Gawd I love that woman.
 

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#2
Amazing. My wife Sandi started with a 4GB v1 and loved it. She used it for almost 6 months and took good care of it. When I got a 3G we donated it to a friend and she started using my 8GB v1. Unfortunately, she dropped that one in the sink but it still worked OK except the screen edges had a slight pixel reduction. We gave it to my SIL when we each got a 3G S on release day.

Last week, after having the 3G S only 10 days or so, the entire left one-third of her screen inexplicably went totally black. I called Apple and after doing a few standard checks, they agreed that she deserved a replacement 3G S, unless of course hers was dropped in water or otherwise the victim of abuse. I assured them that it was not, Sandi liked her iPhone too much and was too careful for that.

They said they could either send us a box and have us send it in and they would then send a replacement, total time of about 7-10 days. The alternative was to buy the one year service extension for $79 and then they would just send us a replacement overnight and we could send ours back after receiving it. I popped for the $79 and now she has 719 days of warranty instead of a just a year. That may come in handy! :rolleyes:

The replacement 3G S arrived today and I dutifully swapped SIMs and restored it for her, making sure it was perfect. She loved it. Less than 4 hours later she dropped the SOB in the horse stock water tank, filled with 18" of murky water and horse spit.

So, now she has a phone with a voided extended warranty that covered it for about 240 minutes. The sound stopped working immediately and the screen shut down within 5 minutes. She didn't tell me right away; she took it in the house, lit the oven and warmed it up to 150 degrees. She gently wrapped her iPhone in a paper towel and placed it on the middle rack. WTF?

I won't go into the, er, discussions we had when she let me know what happened. She tried to calm me down by telling not to worry that she was 'drying it out' as we, er, discussed. That part didn't really help.

Suffice it to say I wasn't happy. I immediately ran into the house and when I rescued the iPhone from the Wolf stove it was miraculously working perfectly!

Gawd I love that woman.
lol Classic
 

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She didn't tell me right away; she took it in the house, lit the oven and warmed it up to 150 degrees. She gently wrapped her iPhone in a paper towel and placed it on the middle rack. WTF?

I won't go into the, er, discussions we had when she let me know what happened. She tried to calm me down by telling not to worry that she was 'drying it out' as we, er, discussed. That part didn't really help.

Suffice it to say I wasn't happy. I immediately ran into the house and when I rescued the iPhone from the Wolf stove it was miraculously working perfectly!

Gawd I love that woman.
That's hilarious
 

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This story is classic! I love happy endings. :laugh2:
 

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that sucks, mine isn't as bad, but within a week of getting my wife a new white 3GS that she had to have from the v1 she had, she dropped it glass first onto concrete... didn't break the glass, but scratched the hell out of the bezel and when it bounced, it tore the hell out of the plastic back as it slid across the ground...
 

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Suffice it to say I wasn't happy. I immediately ran into the house and when I rescued the iPhone from the Wolf stove it was miraculously working perfectly!

Gawd I love that woman.
Something I'm confused about. Are you telling after it was dropped in a water-filled horse trough full of murkey water, and then placed into a 150 degree oven it is working like brand new? If that is the case the angels must be looking down upon your wife.
 

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I'm thinking next time iCafe gets outta line, his wife might maybe wanna send his iPhone over to Sandi to 'babysit' for a spell :)
 

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Wow, what an amazing story! I'm so glad it all worked out and everyone is happy :)
 

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I thought for sure the story was gonna end with: so now the 3GS is extra crispy. lol
 

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(most) women and electronics don't mix. Don't even try to argue with me, women. It's a fact.

p.s. note the word 'most'.
 

styfle

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(most) women and electronics don't mix. Don't even try to argue with me, women. It's a fact.

p.s. note the word 'most'.
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you need both the male and female parts though...
 
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does a Lucky Pierre situation fall into this category?!
lol