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The iPhone that went in the washer

If you have been reading my blog here for awhile now, you would know that ever since I got my iPhone4, I have been completely consumed by it. I was always mindful of it and if I were overseas, I would check my iPhone4 first before my passport.

But last Sunday, something really really REALLY bad happened. =((!!

See, I woke up to a very hot Sunday and decided to be productive. The sheets needed washing so I hauled the whole lot to the machine and put it through a 30 degrees wash and dry mode.

Then there was this horrible thumping sound in the machine that made it sound like I overloaded it. That got me worried about it. The BF said maybe the washing machine was unbalanced and asked me to check it later.

I soon forgot about it and then when it was done, I happily took out the laundry and saw my iPhone4 in there.



I heard people say that if your iPhone has water damage, you put it in a bowl of rice and hope for the best.

Nope, didn’t work. But then hey, it might if it was just a little water. But mine, my baby iPhone4 went through a 30 degree wash and dry. :/

I sped it off to Singtel/Apple Service Centre at Comcentre aka hospital and begged for help.

To my expected dismay, they took a torch light and shined to the top and bottom of my phone and the water indicator was marked red already which indicated water damage. -.-

So since warranty doesn’t cover that, they offered me a scheme called out of warranty whereby I had to trade in my phone and pay $350 and in return I get a brand new iPhone4.

I was left with no choice right?! And well, honestly, this is cheaper than buying a new phone T_T

So there.

I am so careless. :(

Super big hugz to my friend Shan and Angeline who drove over, picked me up and went to Singtel Comcentre with me to solve my problem of my phone. What would I do without best friends????


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  1. Qi Wen 绮文
    November 21, 2010 / 3:51 am

    Oh dear.. Be more careful next time.. I can feel how heart wrecked it is..

  2. Ju Ann
    November 21, 2010 / 4:06 am

    yes my heart just broke…. :/

  3. sunfl0wer.com
    November 21, 2010 / 4:13 am

    There are so many complaint regarding to the water indication strip which make me think twice.

    I like the iphone but worry my lab environment isn't friendly to it.