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March 30, 2012 7:03 AM Subscribe
If I take my possibly-water-damaged iPhone to the Apple Store, will they replace it on the spot or will they be able to see if there's life in it yet?
posted by Viola to technology (20 answers total)
I (or rather, my 1 year old companion) took my iPhone for a swim in a toilet for about 3 seconds. The phone immediately shut off. I threw it in a shallow bag of rice and then ran to the pet store to get those cat litter crystals, which took about 15 minutes. Other than being completely shut off, the LED light was on, dimly, for about two hours before also turning off.
The phone had been sitting in the crystals for 24 hours before I tried turning it on. It gave no sign of life after being plugged in for 2 minutes, so I threw it back in with the crystals. Of course, now I'm worried that I killed the phone by turning it on at all.
If I take it to the Apple store and it's still not turning on, will they replace it on the spot, or can they tell if it's worth waiting another few days?
Is there anything else I should be doing in the meantime to help its recovery?