Is there a Water Damage Indicator in the new iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by xraytech, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    I know they did away with the Water Damage Indicator in the iPad 2 but has it returned in the new iPad?
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  3. xraytech thread starter macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Okay where is it?

    In the 30 Pin Dock and/or Headphone Jack?

    Edit: Ah!!! There it is.
  4. Dkorda macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
  5. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    In an effort to quell the "tide" of water damage tampering, there is no longer a hidden water damage indicator inside the iPad. When water damage occurs, the wallpaper becomes locked to the image below, and the icons are scattered about...

  6. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    Lol if this really poped up on your home screen, lol there'd be so many people w heart attack ! Lol
  7. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2010
    Aberglasslyn, NSW, AU
    Here is how to check.

    Get a bucket, fill said bucket with water (salt preferably).

    Go and get your iPad, I will wait here....

    OK, got it?

    No, right, how about now? OK, good.

    Turn the iPad on, drop it in the bucket.

    Leave it for about 3 minutes, this has to be done to ensure the thoroughness of the test.

    Remove the iPad from the bucket of water with rubber gloves.

    Check all holes and ports, if you see a pink/red spot where it was once not, it is water damaged and Apple can tell.

    If you see no red, take it to apple, see if they will replace your now busted iPad.
  8. kocoman macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    I checked with a flashlight and can't find any on ipad 3. (pod connector and headphone slot), didn't look at sim slot..

    A google search says Apple has relaxed their water damage policy and that ipad 2 didn't have them anymore, the store just check for corrosion on the SIM card slot on 3G models. (not sure how ipad 2 wifi ones are checked)
  9. netnothing macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007
    No idea if there is....but when I went to return my new iPad for a speck of dust on the screen....the Genius DID shine a light in the headphone jack.


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