GSM iPad 2 with 16, 32, or 64 GB of storage, and a Dual Core A5 Processor. Model Number A1396. Repair is complicated and requires heat and prying.

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iPad 2 w/ Water Damage recognized by iTunes but blank

I recently received an iPad 2 that had Tea Spilled on it several months ago. The iPad was turned off immediately and placed in rice for a month or so. I am reasonably sure that it is dry now.

Upon receiving it, I connected it to my Macbook. iTunes immediately recognized it, downloaded the software update for it, and then attempted to restore the firmware, which it tried to do until I had it stop around an hour later.

My question is the following: Does the fact that iTunes recognized it indicate that the iPad is repairable? Is it possible that I might take it apart and clean it to make it fully functional?

Baring that, is their a troubleshooting procedure, or "most likely fix" that I can use to repair thsi ipad?

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Thanks for getting back to me. As far as to why I stopped it an hour later, I assumed that b/c it hadn't finished, it wasn't going to- was this a mistake?

I think I am going to try to take it apart and see if anything looks amiss. If I do clean it, can I do that with just rubbing alcohol? Damp Rag?

Thanks for the help!


Thanks for accepting my answer. Clean it with 90+% alcohol and a soft brush, something like a toothbrush. Don''t scrub to to hard to knock components of the logic board.


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Jonathan Cain, possibly that it is fixable;-) the very first thing that comes to my mind is that corrosion has set in, or that you have short circuit n your board. All of this will be hypothetical until you open up your iPad, clean it properly (including all connectors and ribbon cables. Check for any missing or charred looking components. You did not tell us why "I had it stop around an hour later" this needed to be stopped.

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