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CAPpings - Water Damage, a big concern for Electronic Gadget Users: Corrosion leads to malfunction of devices like iPhone, iPod when exposed to Water or other liquids

If an electronic device like iPhone or iPod is exposed to water or other liquids, corrosion—an irreversible deterioration or degradation of materials—may result. This may cause the device to malfunction. There is no warranty for liquid damage.


If an iPhone or iPod has been damaged by liquid (for example, coffee or a soft drink), the service for such liquid damage is not covered by the Apple one (1) year limited warranty or an AppleCare Protection Plan (APP). iPhone models and iPod models that were built after 2006 have built-in Liquid Contact Indicators that will show whether the device has been in contact with water or a liquid containing water.

If a device is exposed to water or other liquids, corrosion—an irreversible deterioration or degradation of materials—may result. This may cause the device to malfunction. If a device has been or is suspected to have been exposed to water or other liquids, inspect the following areas for evidence of corrosion: the dock connector, the headset/headphone jack, the dock screws, the speaker or microphone mesh, and any exposed metal parts. 

iPhone and iPod products are equipped with Liquid Contact Indicators in the bottom of the headphone jack. iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and later models also have an indicator on the bottom of the dock-connector housing. These indicators will be activated when they come in direct contact with water or a liquid containing water. They are designed not to be triggered by humidity and temperature changes that are within the product's environmental requirements described by Apple.

At the base of the headphone jack, you should see what is normally a white or silver-colored dot. The dot will become full or half red or pink when the dot has come in contact with water or a liquid containing water.

 


Article Source: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3302
Publication Date: 13 Oct 2011


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