4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2014 12:23 AM by Ryanongsgp
Queen Isabella Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Please help...what to do if you drop iphone 5 in water?  Where can you send it for repairs?


iPhone 5
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,640 points)

    Turn your phone off & try don't try switching it on...doing so "may" short things out. You can "try" putting the phone in a ziploc bag of dried rice...Silica Gel Pacs work best... for 3 ~ 5 days, then hope things work. Apple does have an out of warranty replacement program, & the cost for an iPhone 5 is US $229.

     

    Use the rice now, then get the Silica Pacs.

     

    The chances of the rice/Silica Gel pacs working is not great.

  • ckuan Level 7 Level 7 (24,810 points)

    You can switch it off and put in a bag with rice for a week and hopefully it will be alright.

    Or make an appointment with the Apple genius and get a Out of Warranty replacement for a fee.

    Out-of-Warranty Service

    If you own an iPhone that is ineligible for warranty service but is eligible for Out-of-Warranty (OOW) Service, Apple will service your iPhone for the Out-of-Warranty Service fee listed below.

    iPhone modelOut-of-Warranty Service
    iPhone 5$229
    iPhone 4S$199
    iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS,
    iPhone 3G, Original iPhone
    $149
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,640 points)

    As already provided:

     

    Turn your phone off & try don't try switching it on...doing so "may" short things out. You can "try" putting the phone in a ziploc bag of dried rice...Silica Gel Pacs work best... for 3 ~ 5 days, then hope things work. Apple does have an out of warranty replacement program, & the cost for an iPhone 5 is US $229.

     

    Use the rice now, then get the Silica Pacs.

     

    The chances of the rice/Silica Gel pacs working is not great.

  • Ryanongsgp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was accidentally wash iPhone 5 in the washing machine for about 15 min before I realized it. Worse after that I dropped it face up since the detergent rather slippery in my hand. I read all the suggestion but the first thing is you have to take out the SIM card so nobody will call and trigger the phone. The rest I leave it to professional repairman and less than half day it is come back to life unscratched. It has 50 50 chance so the rest I leave it to god.   good luck