Ipad 3 Water Damage Advice

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sabu213, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. sabu213 macrumors newbie

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    Found daughter playing with my wet iPad 3.

    I took it from her and dried it off. Don't know how long she had been playing with it.
    Yes i know , my fault but what's done is done.

    I have been messing it with it for the last hour and everything works except sound and home button.

    Games play fine.
    Nothing is wrong with picture / screen. no water under glass.
    Panel is still perfectly responsive, video plays fine.
    I can navigate through everything with just swiping.

    When i press the sleep wake button, sometimes it takes a pic of screen cause it thinks home button is being pressed.

    My question is, should i invest in fixing it? Obviously need new home button and speakers but what more could be wrong and what is a reasonable price?

    I will probably skip the mini and get next years, i'm in no hurry and it was just a luxury around the house anyway.
     
  2. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    Take it to the apple store see what they say. I wouldn't go in there saying it's water damaged let them tell you what's wrong with it. Good luck.
     
  3. AzN1337c0d3r macrumors 6502

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  4. HERO XXL macrumors regular

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    iResQ. Used them in the past. Happy Camper. I BELIEVE that you can ship it to them and they can diagnose it for free--check their website to be sure, though.
     
  5. sabu213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update*

    Well, i picked it up this morning and everything seems normal.
    Sound is back. Home button is back.
    It may be a fraction of a second less responsive in terms of the home button.
    Only we would notice.

    I have had it playing Dark Knight for about a half hour now and no problems at all.

    What had happened (from what i'm told) is that toddler was spraying it with a spray bottle. It was never submerged but yesterday there was water dripping off of it and sound was gone %100 same with home button.

    Now this morning all seems fine.
     

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