Washed my phone!

ozzlil

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Oh my God, after standing in line 8 hours on July 11th for the new 3G, I washed and dried my phone yesterday! Needless to say it is ruined, returned to Apple, phone not covered under warranty or my extended Apple Cares protection. Had to buy a new phone without the ATT new customer discount...$499! I am ready to cry, scream, something!
 

Eragon

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Sorry to hear that. I often forget I've left things in my pocket.

Hope the new phone will make you as happy as the original.
 

PapaST

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yeah... that really stinks... I try to check my pockets all the time but I'm not always so diligent. If nothing else, hopefully this thread will help others avoid the mistake.
 

kenneth

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was the phone visualy damaged? How did they know you had washed/dried it?
 

tgeekb

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I think I've heard it's inside the earphone jack. Sorry to hear about your mishap.
 

psylichon

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How long does a load of laundry take? Like... over an hour, right? I can't remember the last time I went that long without at least reaching in my pocket and touching my iPhone...
 

iksn

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Another reason for a holster. I know a lot of people hate them, but I've always used one.
 

Hookem99

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Will there be services to pay our last respects, or at least send flowers?;)

Sucks man, but I bet you'll never do it again!

My condolences for your loss! :(
 

OJsakila

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The water market is straight down the earphone jack. It should have turned red when it got wet. Drop a drop of bleach on the marker and take it back and try again.
 

_JHK_

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OMG! what i gonna say? hmnnn sad to hear that..Guyz just a few reminder...NEVER EVER WASH your pants without checking those pockets...
 

JPizzzle

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sorry to hear man that's real unfortunate. Try selling it on eBay (of course stating it's real co ndition). I bet you'd find someone who is willing to buy it
 

scudder

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Note, there is no water detector inside the heaphone socket of the 3G version, only the original iPhone. The water detection paper (x2) is inside the 3G so they would have to open it to detect which I am sure they would do. A Genius cannot detect by using his scope down the headphone socket.
 

ozzlil

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Picture of damage

Hopefully this works, never added a pic before. Screen had obvious water damage which is still present. The day I washed it, it also had obvious water droplet look to the camera. No Genius needed to figure out what I did!
 

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