Steam on equipment

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kingdummkopf, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. kingdummkopf macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2012
    so, my dad is ironing near my desk. my mac, ipad, external hdd etc are there. the iron shoots steam out, not directly on my stuff, just around on to clothes. could that mess up my stuff or are they alright. like, nothing could get into ports or anything???
  2. kingdummkopf thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2012
    or is this a stupid question? sorry for asking!
  3. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    As long as the steam doesn't hit the iPad itself then I don't see a problem. Just being in the same room as the iron isn't going to hurt.

    However, if a shot of steam did in fact enter the headphone jack or the charging port I could easily see water damage occurring and/or the water sensors being tripped.
  4. ziffos macrumors member


    Nov 17, 2009
    East Coast of UK
    No it is not a problem - providing it is not a direct steam jet fully onto device.

    Many laundry workers and dry cleaners use iPads in their working environments which have much more steam than your dad could ever produce from his iron. :)

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