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Old 10-14-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Rule #1, never tell anyone at the company that your device got wet.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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My daughter dropped her brand new iPod Touch in the toilet. You can't remove the battery. I let it sit for 2 weeks, but no go. $200 gone down the toilet! Argh!
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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I got knocked on my ass and off a jettie by the wave from hell while fishing in Barbados, iPhone vs saltwater is like a fight between me and Sugar Ray Leonard (for those old enough to know of Sugar Ray).
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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Rule #1, never tell anyone at the company that your device got wet.
When I worked in the industry, we saw so much nonsense about dead phones. It was always "I woke up this morning and my phone was like this" as they hand over a dripping handset or a device with tooth marks.

The addition of those water-sensing labels was a godsend.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Sloooowcala Florida
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I had an old nokia phone once that fell in the toilet. I saved it and let it dry out before turning it on again. The wet battery died so I replaced the battery and the phone worked except it would drop more calls than before after that. Other than that, it worked the same.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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When I worked in the industry, we saw so much nonsense about dead phones. It was always "I woke up this morning and my phone was like this" as they hand over a dripping handset or a device with tooth marks.

The addition of those water-sensing labels was a godsend.
Yeah, to the manufacturers, who wouldn't fix them under warranty because the labels said that the phone got wet, even when it didn't.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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Yeah, to the manufacturers, who wouldn't fix them under warranty because the labels said that the phone got wet, even when it didn't.
I've never seen this happen. On the other hand, I *did* see a lot of people bring in their "mysteriously dead" phones that "were just sitting on the nightstand" pretend to be shocked and outraged when we removed the back cover to find moisture inside.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:01 PM
 
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Well, due to my city experiencing a foot of rain within 12 hours, parts of my street was flooded with knee deep water. I accidentally dropped my iPhone in that deep stream of water when I went looking for my dog, I quickly picked it up and it's working fine, like it never fell in the water.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I've never seen this happen. On the other hand, I *did* see a lot of people bring in their "mysteriously dead" phones that "were just sitting on the nightstand" pretend to be shocked and outraged when we removed the back cover to find moisture inside.
I've had it happen on my own phone. It never died on me. I've still got it somewhere around here. Same thing on my wife's old BB. They've never been wet. That you've not seen it is irrelevant. It happened. Maybe they've improved those indicators since then, though, as it hasn't happened on any newer phones I have.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Moscow, Russia
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... He acknowledged that he isn't a repairman but he know from working in sales that wet phones = dead phones...
I have to say in my repairing practice - the cell phone "had bricked" in 8 cases from 10 after fell in water.

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