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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by sapper756, Mar 22, 2011.

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    I have just dropped my ipad into my bath, I got it out as quick as possible, will it be ok once it has dried out?
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    Stick it in a big bag of rice as quick ad you can. Really.
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    Turn it completely off!!!! That means the red slider. And leave it al least for a couple days. But since the iPad is so closed up, I would leave it for at least a week. It should be fine but who knows with so much technology in such a compact device? If it were mine, I would leave it in a cool dry place for a couple weeks. Oh yeah, rice! (Why did you have it in the bathtub?)...
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    Take a book next time lot cheaper to replace than an iPad. Unless it is a first edition or something.

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    thank you all for the replies, the ipad is now resting in a tray of rice, and by the way, I was watching a game of football while resting in a warm bath, WOT A PLONKER!!
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    I've also heard, along with putting it in rice, that you should put it somewhere it is warm - like on the back of a tube TV. There is juuuust enough heat coming off of that kind of TV all of the time to keep it at a good temp. You don't want it too hot. Helps with drying the device out quicker.
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    Actually if you look at the innards of an iPad (Google one of those iPad dismantling pages), you'll see that the electronic bits are quite small, with the twin batteries taking up most of the volume and weight.
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    Been there, done that...

    @Sapper756:
    Me too, I did drop the iPad in the bath. :p

    So I placed it standing up and connector side down on a towel. Let it drip and after 3 hours I checked the results. Everything was OK, except the loudspeaker. Nothing, Nada.

    After a day I did heard the speaker very softly, so it was time to start using the iPad again. After 3 days the speaker had a healthy volume. No problems ever since.

    So Sapper756: you and I have the cleanest iPads on Earth! ;)

    Good Luck, keep us updated!
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    Worth leaving in a room with air conditioning if you have it - will help to remove the moisture from the unit but the rice tip is well worth it.
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    Um duh. I already know that. My comment still stands. A lot of technology in such a small space.
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    I take it you used Irish Spring?

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Hope you come back and report how it worked out for you.
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    Yes I will do, to date, still no joy!
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    Haha! I do this, I always prop it up on the shampoo bottle, but always anxious that it may fall in....
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    Took about a week for a soaked iPhone to start working again.
    I concocted a stand over a radiator so it was continually warm to the touch
    Damage through short-circuiting can occur if water is present, so do wait and avoid trying it too early.

    Hopefully you should be ok.
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    My insurance company picked up my ipad today, so will wait and see what happens.:)
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    I don't see if you said it wouldn't work or if the rice helped. an insurance company came and picked it up, for real? Maybe I am missing something in the discussion. But whatever I hope you still have or can get a working one.
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