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Discussion in 'iPad 1 Forum' started by Msc300zx, Aug 5, 2013.

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    My son left his ipad out in its case but it was drizzling. When I plug it into the wall charger I just get the apple symbol flashing on and off. Does anyone know if this is repairable? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    Don't plug it in or try to start it.
    Wipe it dry as good as possible, then put it in a bag with uncooked rice and let it stay there for two days to get the remaining moisture out of it. Then try starting it again.
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    Hi Msc... - welcome to the forum! :) Well, the first 'mistake' was to plug it into the wall charger (or even try to turn it on) - so, as already suggested, you need to let the device 'dry' - HOW? The dry rice suggestion is common - now there is some controversy as to its usefulness (just google but one discussion HERE) - the basic concept is that a 'desiccant' will draw out moisture from the wet device over a period of time (whether hours or days) and hopefully restore its function - well may certainly work - now I'm a woodworker w/ some expensive hand tools that come w/ little desiccant packages so might try those, if needed? BUT, keep in might that applying 'electricity' to a wet device w/ delicate electronics is likely a potential disaster - let us hear whether your iPad recovered? Good luck - Dave :)

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