Posts tagged: Water Damage

Got Denied Your Apple Warranty? It’s Class Action Lawsuit Time!






There is currently an opportunity – with caveats – to get a part of a $53 million fund that Apple is setting up.






That’s right!


There was a lawsuit that claimed that Apple was in the wrong for denying warranty coverage for iPhones and iPod Touches that had been damaged by liquid.


Apple is kinda saying ‘No Way Jose’  and is not admitting any wrongdoing but is agreeing to the settlement to avoid all the money and what-have-you that comes along with lawsuits.


So. $53 million. That’s a lot of cash, and depending on how many people qualify for the claim, it could mean up to $300 per device.



So how do you get in on this?






You have to be a U.S. Resident that has owned an iPhone or iPod Touch.


You have to have submitted that device for warranty coverage with Apple after it was damaged by liquid, and before December 31st 2009 for an iPhone and before June 30th 2010 for an iPod Touch.


The device had to have been submitted whilst it was covered by Apple’s one-year warranty coverage.


The device had to be denied coverage because Apple said that the device had been damaged by liquid.


If you qualify as eligible to be a part of the settlement, your payout will be determined by the model and size of your device, the amount of other eligible participants and the size and type of their devices.


Sahweet, right?





If any of you guys think you’re eligible, go to this site and fill out a claim form. 



Your claim will be reviewed, and if they agree that all is good, then you’ll get a check!



…At some stage. These things do tend to take some time.



So, again: to receive a payment from the Settlement Fund, you must submit a claim form.



You must do this on or before October 21, 2013.



Of course, if you are eligible but are allergic to CASHMONEY, you can exclude yourself from the payments.



Any questions? Go to the website, or call 1-855-282-8115



Good luck! And don’t forget! Once you’ve gotten that check, sell us that stinky old iPhone!



Yeah! SO much CASHMONEY!










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What to do if you water, wine or vodka damage your iPhone



Hey guys. So we seem to have been referencing getting your beloved shiny iPhone wet recently. Tackling the hard to talk about stuff, as per usual…


We understand that it’s not funny when someone accidentally drops their phone into a pitcher of beer, or falls into a pool, or does something to a person that gets them so mad they revenge pee on their phone ( happened to a friend of a friend of ours…)


Well, no, scratch that. That stuff is really  funny, as long as it’s not your phone, and if it is your phone, you usually get your sense of humor back if, IF you can rescue your wet wet iPhone.


Here’s what you should do to try rescue that poor wet puppy!


1, Don’t freak out. Crying will just bring more wetness. Duh. Your phone needs you to be strong, just like your Grandfather when he used to, like, walk all day in the snow to get to work and stuff.


2,  If the phone is submerged, unsubmerge it. Dry the surfaces real quick.


3, If the phone is still on, turn it off ASAP. If it’s already off, don’t try and turn the phone on RESIST THE URGE! Trust us. If your iPhone refuses to respond to your touch and refuses to turn off, well… no you can probably cry a little bit.


4, From here, it kind of depends on what stores you have at your disposal. The easiest helpful drying ingredient most people can get their hands on is Rice.  Put some rice in a ziplock bag or tupperware container – anything airtight- and completely envelop the phone within.


5, Rice is a great option, but what’s better is Silica Gel. Silica Gel is the stuff that’s inside those little packets of stuff you get in Beef Jerkey bags.



You can buy these at craft stores ( It’s intended use here is for flower drying). Again, submerge your phone in an airtight container full of the sachet’s.


6, If you have a good hardware store nearby, you could try to get DampRid.Works the same as the Silica Gel. Again with the airtight container, submerge, etc.


7, Place the container/ziplock bag in a warm dry place.


8, DON’T TOUCH YOUR PHONE FOR 24 HOURS! Even if you think it might really be ok, and you’re expecting the most important text ever, leave it in there. We would actually recommend leaving the phone for a full 48 hours, but the minimum has to be 24 hours to give it the best chance of surviving.


Poor little fella.


If all of this fails, send him on over to us, we’ll give you some CASHMONEY and make a nice new home for him out here on the farm.  You can do this HERE. 





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Guys! iOS 7 makes your phone waterproof!




But some people said it did, because some people are big jerks. Like the guys behind this fake out video.





It is possible to waterproof your iPhone, but not by updating the software. Apparently, some people believed the big jerks. If anyone knows these kids, pass them our number yeah? iPhone Antidote.










What to Do if You Drop Your iPhone in Water

The worst has happened.  Your iPhone has gotten wet, and as with all electronics and water, you fear the worst; your iPhone is broken.

Fix Your Water Damaged iPhone

This horror story has happened too many times, but if your quick and on the ball, you can possibly prevent your iPhone from damage.  Follow the instructions below to help fix your water damaged iPhone before it is too late.

  • First, take your iPhone out of the water!


  • Turn your iPhone off immediately!  Water and electricity do not mix well, and if there is anything you can do to help preserve your iPhone it is to make sure it is off immediately.


  • If your iPhone fell in any type of salt water, beer, soft drinks or anything else, put your iPhone in fresh water to clean off any of the previous liquid.  A quick rinse should be fine, do not go overboardwith useless water damage.


  • Get a ziploc bag and put uncooked rice or silica gel in it (the packets that come in shoeboxes and beef jerky packets to keep them free of moisture) and place the iPhone and the rice/silica gel inside the plastic bag.


  • Keep your iPhone in this bag for 48 hours, or AT LEAST 24 hours.


  • Take your iPhone out and turn it back on.  Hopefully if you were fast enough your iPhone will work perfectly again!
Warning –  Do not test your iPhone immediately after the water damage has happened, you could damage your iPhone.


If you are electronics-savy you can unscrew some more of your iPhone.  Follow this guide here to take the back off your iPhone.  Unscrew as much as you are comfortable with and then put it in the bag with the rice/silica in step 4.


Good Luck, and remember, if you are not able to fix your water damaged iPhone you could always sell it to us at the iPhone Antidote here!

How to Create a Backup of your iPhone

Save your iPhone Data - Backup Your iPhone


Although it is fairly easy to do, there are still a lot of people that would not entirely know how to create a backup of their iPhone.  Here is a quick guide in case you find yourself unsure of how to create a backup.

  •  Plug your iPhone or iPod into your computer
  • Load iTunes
  • Find your iPhone or iPod on the left side under the Devices section of iTunes
  • Right Click on your Device
  • Click Backup


This will create a manual backup of your iPhone or iPod which you can later use to restore your device.  This guide will work for iPhone’s, iPod’s and even iPad’s!



The iPhone Antidote – Now We Buy All Types of iPhones

Sell Your Old iPhone to the iPhone Antidote!


Up until recently, here at the iPhone Antidote we only purchased the iPhone 4.  Now we are excited to announce that we purchase all types of iPhones in ANY condition!  That means that no matter what kind of iPhone you have, we are willing to buy it!  It does not matter if it is used, broken, or even water damaged.  Heck, your iPhone 4 could be sitting in water right now and we would still be willing to pay $150 for it!


We have discussed earlier why it makes sense to upgrade your phone as soon as possible here (sometimes you can actually make money)!  So why not do it today?


Come give our site a look, and check out our newly updated quote section under the “Let’s Start” heading at the top of the page.


1)      Simply select the model of your iPhone and an instant quote will show up!

2)      Click “Let’s Do It!” located just under the quote, and fill in your shipping information.

3)      Click submit and a prepaid USPS Priority Mail PDF Label will download.

4)      Send your iPhone in using this label.  The label will work for any type of packaging, and works from anywhere in the United States.  Don’t worry about sending in the box or accessories, you can keep those if you would like.

5)      In just a couple of days you will be paid via check or paypal (your preference)!


With payouts up to $400, sell your old iPhone today!