Oil on power button

Aditya_S

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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.
 

alecgold

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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.
 

Aditya_S

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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.
Thanks for the reply!
 

Wackery

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The iPad some level of insulation from the outside world, so I wouldn't worry too much
 

camhabib

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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.