Phone Destroyed by Water

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dvduval, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. dvduval

    dvduval Member
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    So 9 months into my contract, and I spilled water on my g1, and it is toast. I did not have insurance, and T-Mobile is quoting me about $400 for replacement. What should I do?

    Any chance it can be repaired?
    What about finding a replacement for less than $400?
     

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  2. UnderWhat?

    UnderWhat? Well-Known Member
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    Aug 5, 2009
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    nope, 400$ is pretty much as low as it can get
     
  3. abad

    abad New Member
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    check on craigslist or ebay, you might find a better price...
     
  4. flipnoy

    flipnoy Member
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    Got mine on craiglists for $180 Good Luck
     
  5. AceStar

    AceStar Member
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    For anyone interested, if you spill water on your electronic device, immediately remove its power source (if battery powered, pull the battery right out). The biggest amount of permanent damage done will be from power running through the device while wet. The biggest mistake people make is to keep powering it back up to see if it works, but that is what will fry your device. Leave it for at least 3 days before even attempting to power it up again. If you can, and you're not worried about warranty, then try taking it apart and drying each part separately. If you managed to get the power off soon enough and wait for it to be dry, there's a good chance it'll be fine. Check the battery for signs of leakage or corrosion before putting it back in, but modern batteries should be fine with a splash of water if power stopped flowing soon enough.
     
  6. SamIam

    SamIam Active Member
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    Worst case scenario...if you can't find a good price somewhere...just cancel the contract...that is way less than $400. Plus, cancellations fees are prorated now on all major carriers.
     

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