Ipad mini fell in the tub!

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  1. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    my wife's ipad mini fell in the tub but only the bottom half got wet as it was caught as it slid down the tub.

    Right now if you turn the screen on it looks 100% fine. But when you touch the screen to do anything, only the top half shows any type of response and sometimes works. If you manage to open an app it can go a bit haywire. Say you open ibooks it will flip pages automatically.

    What I'm wondering is, will a screen replacement fix the problem???
     
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  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Shouldn't have turned it on until it dried completely. You likely fried some components inside. Replacing the screen isn't going to help. If you don't have Apple Care +, you'll need an out of warranty replacement.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    iOS devices technically do not turn off.

    Op given the only way to dry it out is to remove the screen which is a pain to do I would visit Apple and pay for an out of warranty. If you have insurance you could claim but that's your choice.
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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  6. laudern thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This happened over 24hrs ago and it hasn't been turned off since. So even though the screen is displaying everything correctly I just can't get a screen replacement and fix the touch issue???
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    It depends on what is wrong with it. Only way to know what is wrong is to take it to Apple to diagnose. Could just be the screen but either way it will not be cheap to repair or replace.
     
  8. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    It sounds like it's the digitizer, the thing that interprets touches into input. I don't know if Apple can replace just that without the screen but as others have said your best bet is to take it in.
     
  9. Aydy macrumors regular

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    Lol at there being "Steps" to show how to turn off.
    Surely most folk know a quick push on power switch = 'standby'
    push/hold = 'slide to power off'

    OP, the water damage may be irreparable but please try to "Not" attempt to use it and meanwhile try leaving it in airtight container with rice or lentils/dried oats, whatever you have to hand that may help to draw any moisture from the ipads innards. (I know it sounds clichéd, but it can and does revive touchscreen devices)
    Try to not submerge the ipad ports/speaker grills, leave alone for a few days before attempting to use
    You want to be drawing moisture from any components as oposed to dislodging or dispersing water/moisture so best not be shaking it off
     
  10. masotime macrumors 68000

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    This is why you should always buy AppleCare+ for iPads. For iPhones it's pretty expensive because claims are frequent, but for iPads the deductible is really cheap....
     
  11. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Hope you have Apple Care or you're gonna take a bath. They will drain your account.

    It would be soak cool if it didn't get damaged. I'd be soap pissed if this happened to me, tub be honest. Water the chances it will start working again? Just spray to God...

    If you take it to Apple, don't lie...just towel them what happened. If you get a nice girl at the Genius Bar, rubber duck. And if they can fix it, shower them with praise; don't be a drip.
     
  12. DNichter macrumors 68020

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    iPad mini 4 $299 for the 16GB at Best Buy right now
     
  13. Aydy macrumors regular

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    Bravo. :D
     
  14. ron7624 Contributor

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    As I understand it, even if you had turned it off and let it dry for 3 days in rice... It would not have worked much longer as the impurities and chlorine etc. in the water will cause connections to corrode within 6 weeks or so.
    I have had personal experience with a daughter dropping an iPhone in he toilet, clean water lol, andit worked for 2 weeks then went dark forever.
    Best to take it in.
     
  15. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    You're probably looking at an out-of-warranty replacement. They have these for discounted prices, so you won't be shelling out the full amount for the device. That being said, Apple may be able to just replace the digitizer as part of a screen repair. There's no guarantee this will fix it, but I'm sure you could convince a Genius to do it for you at a much lower charge than out-of-warranty replacement.
     
  16. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  17. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Source?
     
  18. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Any electronic device that dosnt have a physical switch will still have power applied to the board.

    Think where the power button is connected on the logic board in relation to the battery. The device in its 'off' state is waiting for the wake command from the power button.
     
  19. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    Why did you have the iPad Mini anywhere near a tub of water?
     
  20. laudern thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The wife likes to read/net while having long baths.

    But anyway, thanks for the info. The iPad was nearly 3 years old so no one really cares. We'll probably end up getting a new mini 4 for her.
     
  21. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    My wife does the same, just buy applecare and let her continue.
     
  22. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Perhaps a waterproof ziplock bag?
     
  23. Badrottie Suspended

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    Then don't put Mini 4 close to tub again.
     

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