Oil on power button

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Aditya_S, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    I think I'm being too paranoid but after I ate something oily, I accidentally pressed the power button of my iPad. I know I might be overreacting but is it possible for the oil to damage my iPad. I wiped it away as soon as I could.
     
  2. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    Too paranoid indeed :D
    I do understand it though, it's a hefty investment. But the button is aluminium and you'll have to smeer a hoge amount of oil before it soaks into the iPad and does damage. Certainly if you wiped it of immediately.
     
  3. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    You need to make a general rule and take great care while using your Apple devices while eating. To many accidents reported in these forums.
     
  5. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad some level of insulation from the outside world, so I wouldn't worry too much
     
  6. camhabib macrumors regular

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    It's possible for damage to occur, but it would have to be a lot of oil and it would have to sit there for a minute to make it's way in through the power button. If you're really worries, you could try taking an alcohol swab and gently cleaning the area - should remove any oil residue there. Wouldn't worry too much about it though, if it's still working right now it's unlikely anything will happen in the future.
     

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