spilled water got inside
In short, water got inside my iPad, but is still working normally. Problem is - some area of the screen are showing brighter shades like sun spots.... :(
Has anyone solved this kind of problem?
I plan to open up the screen and blow dry it using a hair dryer. Will this work?
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Thanks for the quick response and advice !!! really appreciate it.
it has been 3 days now since it happened. Yes, the screen did improve from day 1. But as of this day, no improvement can be seen..:(
I actually left it out in the sun to hasten the drying process, it got hot sure enough because when I tried to boot up, the ipad warns me of high internal heat and not proceeding to boot up.
Guess, I'll just have to wait for a few more days before opening it up and clean it with a microfiber as suggested by Markus.
How fragile are the LCD screen and the diffuser?
Is there a teardown illustration on how to take apart the LCD from the diffuser to clean it?
By the way, how does the diffuser looks like? I understand it must be placed behind the LCD. Is it the white color backing of the LCD?
The heat could come from shorted parts - so maybe you have to open the ipad anyway and clean the logicboards and the connectors with isopropyl alcohol (>90%) and a soft paintbrush, look out for white/greenisch residue on the small parts - that stuff is conductive and a result of the fluid damage. thre is no teardown of the lcd - but they are all alike. the back foil is only a "reflector" - normally there should come a thick piece of plastic. i searched a little bit and found a page with a disassembled lcd, shure - no ipad - but you can see whats inside the lcd (CLICK).
the best way to handle such a cleaning process is laying the display assembly on its face and try to get in from behind, that way you can not bend it that easy.
из markus weiher