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How to Dry Out an Ipad

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

With the versatility of the iPad, comes more ways for mishaps to happen. The iPad can become damp from accidents, moisture and rain. Perhaps the worst problem with water damage to the iPad is that it will void the warranty. Any problem that occurs from moisture will be excluded from the iPad's warranty. It is important to note that Apple employees are able to tell if the device has came into contact with liquid by means of the Liquid Submersion indicators that comes equipped on the iPad. With that in mind, it could be best to attempt to restore the iPad to it's original state prior the mishap at home. Please note that a submerged or saturated iPad might not be salvageable.

First and foremost, avoid plugging in the device until it has completely dried out. Doing so ahead of time could result in ruining the iPad, or worst, electric shock or death. It is also important to dry it out ASAP! Remove off any noticeable wetness with an anti static cloth.

Ipad Screen

The best method for drying out an iPad is by using silica gel. These are those packets that come in shoes, clothing and other type of packaging to eliminate moisture. If you do not have any of these on hand, you can buy them at selected electronic stores and craft store, like Hobby Lobby.

Place at least 6 packages of the silica gel, along with the iPad into a sturdy, sealable plastic bag. Let the content stay sealed for at least 3 days before attempting to us. If the silica packets look saturated, remove them and replace them with fresh ones. Then allow it to set another 3 days. Of course, if it's taking this many packets and days, the iPad has probably became too wet.

If the silica gel is not available immediately or at all, place the iPad into a bowl of uncooked rice. The rice will absorb dampness. This can make for a makeshift until the silica is available at a later time. However, in some cases, with just small amounts of moisture, the iPad can be treated with just the rice alone. Just make absolute sure that you allow the device plenty of time to completely dry before trying to plug it back in. Your safety is first, not the iPad.

Once the device is completely dry, try plugging it in. It will most likely be necessary to do a complete restore on the iPad using your computer or Mac along with iTunes.



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