iPad 2 won't turn on after Listerine spilled

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cammac725, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. cammac725 macrumors newbie

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    My iPad 2 was in a travel bag and a bottle of Listerine spilled on it. It smells minty fresh and probably has no bacteria in it, but it won't turn on. I've got it apart and I can hear some buzzing from the logic board when powered on, but nothing on the screen.

    Anyone know if it's maybe the LCD that has shorted? Any other ideas?

    TIA
     
  2. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Fill a ziplock bag with rice, stick the (powered off) iPad inside, and close the bag. Keep it in there for at least 24 hours. The rice is a desiccant.

    If that fails, visit your nearest Apple store.
     
  3. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    +1
     
  4. cammac725 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. I have already tried the rice trick. It is fully dry inside. I think the problem is my wife tried to turn it on while it was still wet.
     
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  7. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a

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    As long as they're salty. I prefer rice, tho :D

    Good luck! Hopefully the Apple Store staff will be able to help.

    RTP.
     
  8. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    If the rice didn't work, I doubt nuts will.
     
  9. cammac725 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm gonna toss filberts at the wall for a while. Maybe I'll feel better.:eek:
     

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