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Old Jan 25th, 2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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Red face iPad 3 and water damage.

Hi everyone,

I have an iPad 3 which, due to an unfortunate sequence of events, was dipped in water for about 10 minutes.

I put it in rice for about 5 days, and upon turning it on I have noticed the following:

-Water under about 60% of the screen (clouding) .. doesn't seem to be reducing in size so far
-Back camera does not work
-Cannot turn it off (eventually turns itself off)

I'm wondering if anyone can weight in on whether this is repairable and whether it would be worth it (costs).

Thanks,

Josh.
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Old Jan 25th, 2014, 10:51 AM   #2
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Another couple of weeks with the rice?
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Old Jan 25th, 2014, 04:14 PM   #3
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Silica Gel is a lot more absorbent than rice and is also a lot quicker.

Many have also used a few minutes dip in 99% pure alcohol. Don't use the cheaper 70% stuff, and then into the silica gel "bath".

The alcohol will absorb the water and makes the evaporation quicker and easier.
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The flat-rate replacement fee is $299, for what it's worth. You'll get a refurb replacement unit.
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Silica Gel is a lot more absorbent than rice and is also a lot quicker.

Many have also used a few minutes dip in 99% pure alcohol. Don't use the cheaper 70% stuff, and then into the silica gel "bath".

The alcohol will absorb the water and makes the evaporation quicker and easier.
Industrial grade isopropyl alcohol aka isopropanol aka propan2ol is deemed much more gentle, although I haven't tried it on waterlogged electronics. Rice afterwards or Silica Gel is probably a good idea. Good luck!
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