Water Damage?

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    Well a few friends and I had a heck of a night last night. I ended up in a pool with my beloved RAZR in my pocket :icon_eek: when i got out the trooper was still on. The events are foggy after that but I put it in a bag of rice and intend to keep it there for the rest of the day keeping my fingers crossed that it turns back on...

    So my question is: Can VZW detect if the phone has been damaged by water if it doesn't fire back up?

    Previous phones with removable batteries had that little spot that turns a different color if it has been exposed to water but obviously we don't have that proverbial removable battery; so save sending the phone off to MOTOsuckOROLA for "repair" are they going to know I took it for a swim?

    Any input/thoughts would be appreciated!




    -sent from a PC because I'm afraid to touch my drowned RAZR :icon_eek:-
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    I would be shocked if there wasn't a water mark stamp in the phone.

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    Yes, there are several Red XXX watercolor detectors inside that if they get wet, the XXXs bleed into one big RED square or wash out altogether.
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    If you open up back there is one or more water damage indicator holes that are red and white pattern if no damage but turn all red with damage. Happened in my OG and they knew

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    Wait thought the razr is h2o friendly ..

    posted tomorrow using the space time continuum app on my D1...
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    Splash resistant, not submersible!
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    It's H20 resistant :p not submerged swimming pool friendly! haha

    Dags: I figured there were those marks on the inside of the phone but that's just it; on the INSIDE. I'd assume that VZW isn't going to open the phone to check for that right? I do know what they say about assumptions though..

    If I take it to them and tell them it just ceased to function and they gave me a new one from that point it's on them if MOTO comes back and says "that phone went for a swim it's not covered blah blah blah". I can't see them REPOing the new phone they gave me; if they tried I'd raise a big stink saying VZW must have sabotaged it! Lawyers involved at that point? I'd say yes.
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    Oh didnt know

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    I can see that, but what I can't see is them proving it was me that damaged the phone. I may be thinking too simply but the way I see it once they give me a new device, the old device is no longer my property and becomes Verizon's property and anything that may happen would be on them. Without a way for them to check for water damage before they give me a new phone there's no proof the old phone was damaged when I gave it to them. A million things could happen from Point A (VZW) to Point B (MOTO).
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    Lol! That kind of logic may have worked with your mother but don't count on it here. "My phone stopped working so I sent it in, but you guys must have dropped it in the water." That's priceless.

    I did read about this product that might help you out. http://www.bheestie.com/
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    Except there is no point A (VZW) to Point B (Moto) anymore, you can't do warranty exchanges in the store anymore. You have to call up, and they will ship you a new phone, then you have 5 days to ship the old phone back where it will be inspected to ensure it complies with the no significant damage policy, if they decide it doesn't, you are billed $299.
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    My bad.. the commercial I saw did say "spill proof" or so I thought...

    So he spilled 15000 gallons on it...
    :)

    posted tomorrow using the space time continuum app on my D1...
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    Yes, Yes. I know. It's wishful thinking lol. My VZW rep is actually really cool so I may go talk to him off the record and see what he thinks. I most likely will have to pony up my $99 insurance deductible and I'm alright with that. I can go back to my OG Droid for a few weeks dancedroid Thanks for the link though, I'll check that out.

    Ah I see.. hmm. Well my first RAZR had some strange boot failure on my first day and I took it back and they gave me a brand new one. That was, of course, during my return period though.

    And yes, I wanted to try out my spill proof nano coating with 15000 gallons of water. Fail :mad: haha!
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    So he was standing next to the pool when it (the pool) fell over and the 15,000 gallons spilled on him...LOL!!!



    msblueline
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    Happened to me! The oddest thing ever!
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    Another fraud to jack up the prices on phones and insurance...

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    Their definitely going to open it up when they receive it and your crazy if you don't think they will. They'll for sure see the watermarks and charge you on your next bill for full retail. I wouldn't try it.
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    The iPhone's have an indicator inside the headphone jack, it's worth a shot to see if there is any indicator in there.
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    I would definitely tell them to please return my broken phone before I ever paid that bill.

    I just exchanged a dinc2 for nonworking camera. I noticed by boy had dropped it so I was worried. I took it to Verizon store and the sales person checked it over and issued the claim... I got replacement and sent the old one back. Now if I get charged for the phone I will be pissed ... yes it was probably my son dropping it that broke it, but that is why I took it to get a physical inspection rather than over the phone.

    posted tomorrow using the space time continuum app on my D1...
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2012
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