iPad Damage from moisture

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  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    Can ipad be damaged if it's kept in a bag with damp swimming and sports kit? If the ipad has a smart case and is also in another protective case.
     
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    Yes, the moisture can seep into the iPad. I'd also be concerned about the chorline that would corrode the internal components.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Chlorine is probably the worst chemical substance for all electronic devices...I'd dry it out well using the bag of rice trick and hope that down the line, corrosion won't set in...It can take a while to manifest itself.
     
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    You would likely change color of the moisture sensors voiding any warranty.

    Just keeping a iPhone in your pocketr if you are hot and perspiring can do this too.

    I would not:rolleyes:
     
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    When I opened the ipad, it seemed dry though. I think the outer case may be waterproof. The liquid contact indicator also hasn't been activated and the inside was dry. Would chlorine still get in?
     
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    There's no way for you to know this but I'd say if you see no evidence of moisture you're good.
     
  7. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    Can one check this? I thought it was internal.
     
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    The sensors are internal and from what I understand there are several. One can be seen with a scope just inside the earphone hole.
     
  9. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    Can be seen as a tripping of the sensor? Or can catch the tiniest of glimpses to see that it exists?

    My point being, is that I don't think you can tell, like the OP suggests, that the moisture sensors have been tripped or not. Maybe this one isn't, but all the others are, and in that case he would be SOL.
     
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    I did not say the OP could see or has seen the sensors. I can tell you that the Geeks can look inside the earphone jack and see the sensor. I have been at the Apple store and watched them stick a device inside the jack and saw that the sensor had been tripped.:apple:
     
  11. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You can see the sensor inside the headphone jack on the iPad Air if you flash a light down it.
     
  12. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    I dont't know - THIRD BASE! Ughhhhhhh!!!!

    Can you tell if the sensor has been tripped when you shine your flashlight down it?
     
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    Your OUT!:eek:

    Sensor will be pink to red. :mad:
     
  14. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    I was trying the Abbott and Costello routine to show how flabbergasted I am over this at this point. "Who's on first?"

    Perhaps the fourth time is the charm.

    Can you tell if the headphone moisture sensor has been tripped, without opening up the iPad?
     
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    Yes:p
     
  16. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    How about putting the iPad in a large zip lock type bag to keep moisture and chlorine fumes out? You could conversely put your damp swimming or sports in a bag too.
     

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