Water damage indicator

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by heespharm, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. heespharm

    heespharm Guest

    the water damage indicator is at the bottom of the headphone jack... if you look down it... it should have a white bottom unless you have water damage
  2. Too Many Secrets


    Jul 23, 2007
    Am I gonna get a squirt in the eye if I look?

    Yep it's white...
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  4. Tinman

    Tinman Evangelist

    Jul 16, 2007
    Wow, so a single raindrop that happens to land on it, without doing any actual damage, could trigger the water damage indicator? Sure hope it takes a bit more than just a drop to trigger it.

    Most times the indicator is under the battery.

  5. xoulo

    xoulo New Member

    Jul 9, 2007
    so i guess if you drop your iPhone into water, Apple wouldn't replace it for you for free?
    damn those bastards. lol

    at least have a warranty for everything include theif, drop, screen crack ect.
  6. mobilehavoc

    mobilehavoc New Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Can you please provide some sources for this? Doesn't make sense for someone to put a water damage indicator at the end of a long hole that is exposed to the outside world on a daily basis. The changes of water getting into the headphone jack is VERY high.

    I call BS.
  7. ps49556n

    ps49556n New Member

    Jun 21, 2007
    Doesn't make sense to me either.
  8. aggieman

    aggieman Zealot

    Jul 6, 2007
    i too call BS on this unless i see something that says otherwise from an official Apple document. it doesn't make sense to have something that's exposed to moisture from the outside of the phone to indicate that the phone has been submerged in water and the guts been exposed. heck i guess if it's really humid where i am and theres a little condensation on my headphone jack, the indicator is gonna turn red? i'm not buying it.
  9. tharmsen

    tharmsen New Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    I just stuck my iPhone under the facet for 2 seconds and got lots of water in the headphone jack and it's still white.

    I call BS.

  10. JnC

    JnC New Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    I have water damage indicators on all of my electronics.

    If I suspect water damage, I turn said gadget upside down. If water comes out, it's an indicator that water was in there.
  11. Kev1000000

    Kev1000000 New Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    This is BS.

    The white thing you're seeing is part of the headphone jack assembly. All headphone jacks have this.

    Next time you go post about info you think you know, look it up. don't guess.
  12. The Apple

    The Apple Zealot

    Aug 2, 2007
    So if I drop my phone in a urinal would it turn yellow?:p
  13. Ace4261991

    Ace4261991 New Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    it makes sense because people will accidentlu drop it in the toilet and mess it up and let it dry then trying to get it replaced by saying it just stopped working. So with the water indicator there it can tell them if your bs'in them into replacing it by lying.( I did this with my iPod mini a few years ago after it having a run in with the washer machine) :p
  14. kdarling

    kdarling New Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    There are stories on the net of people living in very humid climates, wherein the indicator turned red on their device (and so was refused service) even though they never really "got it wet".

    I think companies would rather be safe than sorry, and refuse when possible.

    PS. Yes, repair people say urine smells are quite common on incoming repairs! (From people dropping phones in toilets.)
  15. OJsakila

    OJsakila New Member

    Jul 15, 2007
    textbook example of what goes on around here. LOL that's funny
  16. wonkafire613

    wonkafire613 New Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    what warranty service do you have?
  17. heespharm

    heespharm Guest

    you may call bs but i actually had my iPhone accidentally engulfed in water from a condensations off a drink that was sitting next to it....

    it shorted/died! so i took it to the iPhone store and he found the water damage.... he looked down the headphone jack and said "wow it actually changed color" then he turned it to me and I saw it too....

    the reason he said wow is because they actually poured water in there and it didn't change color....

    So now it's being sent to Apple for repair... i'm down 200 bucks but the good news is that i have a loaner?:(:(:(:(
  18. heespharm

    heespharm Guest

    thanks guys for the unkind comments.. i try to only contribute positively to all the posts... none of the bs flaming that goes on....

    I'm just telling you guys what i saw at the Apple store and what he said....

    If you guys want proof i'll put up the document saying i'm down 200 bucks and a water logged iPhone....

    once again Thanks
  19. heespharm

    heespharm Guest

    here is the proof of my story

    edit: removed for safety
  20. rollinfromhell


    Aug 1, 2007
    hmm.. who would have time? Even a loaner at home probably about 10 years old to make up a story of a headphone jack changing... very odd. that story still sounds like bs above, and he could have water damage, but i don't know about the inside of a headphone jack, how does it mysteriously change colors? lol..
  21. heespharm

    heespharm Guest

    as i said i'm just reporting what he told me... he even turned it to me and showed me the color change... no bs...

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