1. Sailor-girl's Avatar
    (sorry if i posted in wrong section, wasnt sure)So my friend has dropped his iphone in his hot chocolate the other day, its now havinmg real issues with the speakers when people call, he can hardly hear them. He is in warranty so took it to apple who said try a restore (as he is yet to tell them what realy happend) Im guessing when he tries a resore it wont work so will need apple to take it and repair it. But i think they will see the white tabs have turned red off liquid contact and not give him a new phone. How can he get his phone repaired without having to admit what realy happended as they will not help if he tells the truth will they? thanks guys.

    80 views and not 1 reply? lol
    Last edited by Sailor-girl; 2011-03-20 at 06:42 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2011-03-20 06:42 PM
  2. jbounce's Avatar
    I don't think Apple will replace his phone either way. His best bet is to open it up and clean it inside. Maybe take it to a cell phone repair shop that can do it.
    2011-03-20 09:25 PM
  3. moon#pie's Avatar
    Really? Apple will see the sticky chocolate on the inside of the iphone. All you're doing is stealing. Tell your friend not to be stupid next time and pay the price.
    2011-03-20 09:45 PM
  4. PotterFan's Avatar
    (sorry if i posted in wrong section, wasnt sure)So my friend has dropped his iphone in his hot chocolate the other day, its now havinmg real issues with the speakers when people call, he can hardly hear them. He is in warranty so took it to apple who said try a restore (as he is yet to tell them what realy happend) Im guessing when he tries a resore it wont work so will need apple to take it and repair it. But i think they will see the white tabs have turned red off liquid contact and not give him a new phone. How can he get his phone repaired without having to admit what realy happended as they will not help if he tells the truth will they? thanks guys.

    80 views and not 1 reply? lol
    Apple will not repair it even if there is a small indication that it has water damage. Trust me, they will look profusely for it. If they replace it in the store and they send the old one back to Apple, who decided it was liquid damage, your friend could face charges for the full amount of the new phone. Your best bet is to find a replacement dock connector. They're relatively inexpensive on the internet and take less than 15 minutes to install for an experienced repair technician. Bottom line, don't try to cheat Apple. You will not win.
    2011-03-20 10:02 PM
  5. i.Annie's Avatar
    Simple fix. You don't even have to take it apart.

    Get 100% isopropyl alcohol. If you can't find 100% get 99% or just nothing less than 95%.

    Put the entire phone into the iso alcohol completely submerged. Of course be sure the phone is off and SIM tray is out.

    Then after 15 minutes put it in a bag of rice for a night. Turn it on and see if it works.

    If not then it's screwed.

    Iso alcohol will get into the device and clean the residue all the while it does not damage the phone at all. The rice will absorb the moisture and residue the alcohol washes out.
    2011-03-20 10:15 PM
  6. Cowboy's Avatar
    TAke the lcd and digi off first tho!
    2011-03-20 10:22 PM
  7. harmon's Avatar
    Yea you would not want to submerge the LCD, unless you have tried it before. It would be a bit risky....
    2011-03-20 10:28 PM
  8. Sailor-girl's Avatar
    thanks guys
    2011-03-21 02:51 AM
  9. Cowboy's Avatar
    No problem good luck
    2011-03-21 06:09 AM
  10. Phoneluv4's Avatar
    If after you take it to apple and they refuse to help you out, you could always go the DIY route. Directfix.com has a bunch of videos on youtube as well as on their website that can help you with fixing the phone yourself.
    2011-03-22 11:57 PM
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