Is it worth it to consider iPad 4 repair? Liquid damage is not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty, but if you find an experienced repair shop they can help you save money and prevent you from having to purchase a new device.
If you are ever faced with the dreaded task of figuring out what to do with a liquid damaged iPad, there are some things you can do before taking it in for service that will help mitigate the damage, therefore, making the success rate of repairing it much higher.
As soon as you notice your iPad has come in contact with liquid, remove it from the liquid. Sometimes if you catch it fast enough or it does not become completely submerged, the damage can be minimal. Fast action can be your best technique when your iPad gets wet.
Turn the iPad Off
Immediately following any contact with liquid, always turn your iPad off because water conducts electricity, passing it instantly from one component to another causing them to overload. It is very possible that liquid can short it out. These impurities stay in the device even when it’s dried, causing further damage over time. The impact of water damage can be lessened if a device is fully turned off when it falls into water. That’s because there’s no current inside the device that can be transferred from one component to another. However, the device must be fully dried both inside and out before it can be turned back on.
Check Water Sensors
Check the dock connector and headphone jack with a flashlight to see if the sensors are triggered. By default, the sensor should be white. If they have turned red, you know liquid has gotten into one of the ports.
Don’t wait too long before getting help. While liquid damage is completely dictated on a case by case basis, most of the time, it can be repaired as long as you don’t wait too long before repair service and don’t do anything to damage the device further.
The last and most important step is to make sure that whoever you are entrusting to repair your iPad has experience handling water damage. Good signs are if the technicians give you honest advice and an initial estimate after physically seeing it. They should tell you upfront if they don’t think the device can be saved or if purchasing a new iPad is a better option.
North Georgia Cell Phone Repair has the tools and experience to repair your iPad onsite. Depending on the damage, many technicians can generally finish repairs while you wait! Need iPad 4 repair? Click to get a free estimate, or call (770) 569-2002. We can fix that phone!