iPad I spilled water inside my Lightning port what to do

bobright

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I had my iPad in one hand and a water bottle in the other hand without a cap. I was stepping into the car fumbled the iPad tried to catch it and you know what happened next. It wasn't a whole lot but a bit poured in before I caught it. It's working fine the screen should I shut it off? Or put the bottom inside a bowl of rice?

I am scared to charge it. :mad:
 

Rodster

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Turn off the iPad. Prop it up vertically so the lightning port is facing down. Let it sit like that for a coup,e hours. Take a hair dryer with cool air on low power and blow that into the lightning port. It should be fine.
 

iamMacPerson

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Jun 12, 2011
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Worst comes to worst, you just pay the OOW replacement cost for the iPad Air. Try the rice or silica gel method first. Turn it off completely, definitely, and let it dry out. As usual, YMMV.
 

bobright

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Your enemy here is corrosion, which won't manifest itself right away, as suggested dry it out as much as possible and cross fingers that you don't have problems down the road.
Thanks guys will do, and yea good point hopefully this doesn't happen. Btw does anybody know if the water sensor is down there by any chance? Just my luck
 

FrankB1191

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Jun 14, 2013
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If you Google iPad Air lightning jack, you'll see that it seems not to be a direct opening into the device. Look at iphone4parts.com picture of the part itself, which was in the second row of images on my computer. I'd do the hair dryer thing for a few minutes, and give it a couple hours to evaporate. It's probably evaporated already....