Dropped hand sanitizer on iPad screen

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  1. AppleFanBoy888 macrumors member

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    My daughter dropped a penny sized drop of hand sanitizer on the bottom right of my iPad and I was wondering it will effect the touchscreen or oleophobic coating or something?
     
  2. GamecockMac macrumors 6502a

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    Did you wipe it off immediately? Did it seem to leave a spot even after you wiped it off?
     
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    I've done this a few times with my iPhone 3GS screen with ZERO effect. The iPad screen appears to be of identical construction so I'm saying it'll be completely unaffected.
     
  5. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know, in the stress tests the iPhone was alot more resistant to liquid than the iPad was
     
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    Did you notice anything unusual on the screen afterwards?
    How old is your daughter? Just curious.
     
  8. AppleFanBoy888 thread starter macrumors member

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    The spot feels little different but it probably nothing. She is 8.
     
  9. renewed macrumors 68040

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    Assuming the screen is close to that of the iPhone...

    I have had all the way from mud to pizza sauce to crawfish seasoning on my iPhone screen and nothing has happened.

    It's a new toy. You'll realize the durability of it and that it is a tool and a machine in a few weeks/months.
     
  10. GamecockMac macrumors 6502a

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    Most hand sanitizers are primarily composed of alcohols, so it's possible that a solvent like that might have removed a little of the oleophobic coating. I would imagine that Apple recommends not using a solvent-based cleaner on those screens.
     
  11. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    Actually, I would have cleaned my iPad w/ that drop............just imagine all those germs and bacteria:p

    Got to have a Good Hygiene :)
     
  12. broncopde macrumors 6502

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    How much of the "feeling different" do you think is just the placebo effect? I know I sometimes think different parts of my electronics feel strange after something like this happens even though it's probably exactly how it was before.
     
  13. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    Wow what?
     
  14. custom875 macrumors member

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    Haha
     
  15. California King macrumors 65816

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    On a similar topic, does anyone here use iKlear? I could swear that after using it, it's even more prone to fingerprints....then again, I probably am wrong.
     
  16. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Yes and no it does not hurt the coating/s.
     
  17. custom875 macrumors member

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    I use it all the time on my MBP and Iphone and have not noticed that
     
  18. AppleFanBoy888 thread starter macrumors member

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    I asked my wife and son to feel it and they told me it feels the same. It must be the placebo effect happening... Embarrassing...
     
  19. Hermolicious84 macrumors member

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    Oh god, it's going to die. You're done for. Applecare doesn't cover hand sanitizer incidents, either.
     
  20. fobfob macrumors 6502

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    Actually I think I can fix it. Mail it to me and I'll see what I can do. If I can't save it, I'll dispose of it for you for free.
     
  21. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    Yep. Sol. Apple will. Ban you from ever using their product again
     
  22. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    Slightly off topic here i know but a little hand sanitizer on a tissue is a great way to get rid dirt of most gadgets :D
     
  23. Csmitte macrumors 6502

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    no your 100% right!
     
  24. MobyIck macrumors member

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    Hah, try pea soup....

    I was eating grandmas pea soup yesterday with the ipad propped up in back of the bowl using the apple case. The ipad tipped forward onto the back lip of the bowl and the soup splashed all over it and the case. Quick wipe down with paper towel damp with water, rinsed the rubbery apple case under the faucet, works fine, no problems or marks. Whew. I was pissed, it's some pretty damn good soup! Everyone else in my family thought it was pretty funny...
     
  25. JS82189 macrumors regular

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    if i use a alcohol wipe to clean my screen am I making it more prone to fingerprints?
     

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