wondering why checking about waterdamage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by louis2008, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. louis2008 macrumors newbie

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    hi ,i 've got an iPhone and iPad and often heard about water damage check mark. People want to know if their Apple products are waterdamaged or not. I am wondering if something gets damaged, can't it tell from the trying to start the machine and see if things still going alright? For example, the machine doesn't charge or doesn't turn on, or showing abnormal screen which obviously tells it has problems. Why still need to check the water damage mark or any other indication to confirm/test if it's damaged?
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Because the water damage indicators can be tripped without any visible issues appearing in using the phone. Those problems can sometimes appear intermittantly. Also, if the phone is under warranty and a problem comes up, service will likely be denied if an indicator is tripped.
     
  3. louis2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so ,how to check if my iPad mini 2 (retina display) has any problem? where to or how to see the water indicator??
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Google is a pretty handy tool. See https://www.google.com/search?q=ipa...7.9959j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

    Via https://www.gazelle.com/how-to/ipad/ipad-condition-assessment

    What they don't say is there's probably at least one indicator somewhere inside, but the point is there's none visible without disassembly.
     

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