iPad got wet, screen very dark but iPad still functions
My 2yr old daughter spilled water all over the my 1st gen iPad and I'm wondering if it can be salvaged. Unfortunately I didn't know about the water until after I had charged it over night. After learning of the water I put the iPad into a ziplock filled with rice for a few days. Now I take it out, and after plugging it into the charger I notice the following:
1) The bottom of the case begins getting warm quickly in one particular area
2) The display is very dark when the device is powered on, but I can unlock it and I hear the unlock sound
3) I can faintly see app icons and can navigate to other screens
4) It still syncs with iTunes
So the question is - any chance I can repair this or is it a lost cause? Any help would be appreciated - thanks!!
The first thing that I would suggest is that you follow this general guide on how to deal with water damage. The heating up is possibly your battery. You do want to change that one as well. After you followed the guide, reevaluate and see what works. Here are the guides for your iPad and they should help with the disassembly. The problem with just letting it dry will be corrosion. The reason why it is faint, is caused by the backlight. I do not think the iPad has a 6R8 coil, even so you could look for it. I suspect it uses an IC similar the iPhone 4.You can also download the Apple Technician Guide from here. Not quite as good as the guides from ifixit, but it may have some useful information for you as well.