Water spilled on my ipad and charger? Charger may no longer work?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by latinspice15, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. latinspice15 macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2012
    Yesterday, my water bottle spilled all over my purse which had my iPad 2 and my iTouch in it. I immediately turned both devices off and left them both in bowls of rice for almost three days, I'm sure my iTouch was fine but I threw it in rice to prevent anything anyway. My iPad's volume button was working by itself and so was the on/off feature, but now it's fixed. My problem is the charger is no longer working, specifically the power adapter. I tried it with all my compatible apple devices and it won't charge any, so I know it's the adapter and not my devices.

    Can water damage the charger? If so, could soaking it in rice fix the issue?
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I'm not an electrical expert, but my understanding is that electrical equipment get damaged when electric current passes through them while they are wet. Throwing wet electrical equipment in rice dries them out, and thus PREVENTS damage. If your charger did get wet and you used it before it was dried out, then the damage is done, and putting it in rice now won't fix it.
  3. t0mm macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    Nottingham, UK
    I'm sorry but you say it happened yesterday but you left them in rice for 3 days? lol.
  4. latinspice15 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2012
    Oh wow! I didn't even notice my confusion haha I got messed up. It happened a few days ago not yesterday, sorry for the confusion!


    Yeah I thought the same thing too but deep down I still had hope haha. It's still in a bag of rice, I haven't tried it. I'm not expecting it to work but you never know! Maybe I get lucky.
  5. Vatche macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Just be lucky you only need to replace a 29 dollar charger and not 600 dollars in devices!!

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