May refer to: 1) Water damage, when a device is waterlogged, or 2) Physical damage, such as dropping a device

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Can Apple refuse service under warranty if an iPhone presents only some scratches?

One morning I found that one corner of my iPhone was hit and there is a scratch on the metal and the small plastic border around the glass. The glass is in perfect shape. Now, I encounter an ...
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How can I protect headphone jack from heavy cable?

So far I have ruined the headphone jack of one iPhone and one iPod with the the trauma from the frequent yanking of the heavy cable of my Sennheiser HD280 Pro headphones: I think the damage mostly ...
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iPhone 4 water damage - how to recover data?

My sister dropped her iPhone into water and made the fatal mistake of turning it on just a few hours later, thinking it was already dry. I put it into a bag with rice for days. She had taken a lot ...
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My Macbook reached 100 degrees Celsius while compiling a software package, is this normal?

I don't often hear my Macbook accelerate and start heating up, but today I was installing mariadb through Homebrew and it required compiling. I have a mid-2012 15" Macbook pro with a high-resolution ...
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Get data off iPhone without iTunes sync or WiFi or cellular network?

I water-damaged my iPhone 4s. Net result is that the phone powers up normally (mostly) when connected to a wall charger. I can see my old home screen, pictures, etc. When connected to a computer for ...
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Not sure if these are Dead or Stuck pixels on my Retina Macbook Pro?

My laptop was fine just yesterday !! But today, I found this on my screen : The unfocused image shows that the pixels are glowing in different colors. Shouldnt this indicate that there is some ...
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Faulty 2006 iMac - what is it useful for?

I own a 2006 iMac, which, alas, has a known manufacturing fault. Because of the poorly-designed cooling system, the graphics card (soldered to the motherboard) has become defective and the system ...
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MacBook Pro: water damage improved screen's brightness!

This isn't your typical water damage story. One side of my 2007-model, pre-Unibody laptop got damp from rain in a backpack yesterday. When I opened it, the left quarter of the screen had a splotch of ...
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Will Apple offer a discounted replacement for a water damaged iPhone 4S outside of warranty?

Will Apple offer a discounted replacement for a water damaged iPhone 4S outside of warranty? The water indicators on the outside of the phone have not gone off, but the one inside on the logic board ...
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Spilled vinegar on iPhone earpiece

I spilled a drop of balsamic vinegar on my iPhone 4S near the earpiece. Now, call volume on the internal speaker is very low. How can I clean the earpiece out?
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Can I still use a damaged Magsafe power cable?

My rabbit chewed on my Magsafe 2 power adapter. I can see the silvery wire where the rabbit peeled off the isolation yet it still works. Can I just duct tape it and continue using it or is there any ...
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My mum spilt water on her laptop and now the shift key does not work

A few months back my mum spilt water on her laptop. Not knowing much about what to do, she turned it back on a few hours later rather than let it dry. Since then the left shift key does not work. I ...
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Can volume booster software damage MacBook Pro's internal speakers?

As you know the sound volume of Mac laptops is not too loud. I bought Boom, a volume-booster software for Macs, and after some months of using it for listening to music or viewing videos at loud ...
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How can I boot my MBP into normal mode despite shift key being broken (and on)?

I recently went to the Apple store with my laptop because it would only boot into safe mode and would not accept my password. While there, they said some liquid ruined something in the inside of my ...
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If I sell my iPhone, how will the warranty be affected?

I recently dropped my iPhone 4 in the bath. Whoops... Knowing Apple's stance on water damage, I simply upgraded (I was due an upgrade as part of my contract) and got a new phone. My house-mate then ...
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water in my macbook webcam, is it lost?

I have a MBP Retina 15' (mid 2012) and recently I was caught by surprise under the rain. My macbook was in a bag but still some water managed to get inside. The only damage I can see so far is that ...
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Command+V Doesn't work on liquid Damaged keyboard

I'm wondering if its possible for the command key to be partially broken by liquid damaged keyboard (Macbook Air). I have 3 confirmed keys that don't work: period, comma, and downarrow. Everything ...
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How to find potential issues in damage macbook pro

I spilled a glass of water on my early 2011 15" macbook pro. The good news is that I'm writing this on that computer. After turning the machine off immediately, draining the water, checking for ...
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After years dead, MacBook display suddenly worked, until PRAM zapped

A couple of years ago, I got liquid in my MacBook Pro 5,2 (Unibody 17" Early 2009). After that, the display never worked. Apple Stores and Authorized Repair places insist on me paying over $1000 for a ...
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Waterlogged iPod Touch

A few years back, I accidentally jumped in the pool with my third gen iPod touch still in my pocket. I placed it in rice for a while, and it started working again, but the screen was extremely dull. ...
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Just dropped my mac, speakers broke?

I have accidentally dropped my mac in a way that it damaged my internal speakers. They're not damaged severely, but they are impared. Basically, without headphones the right side of my MBA 11' ...
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Cracked my ipad 3 a little. What should I do?

I have cracked the screen of iPad only down the middle and a little on the side. I have only had for about 6 months what should I do?
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iPhone screen has strange damage by suncream

Here's the situation: Mum left her iPhone 5s (bought in December) in a bag with suncream. Suncream spilled out and damaged the screen (As I gather, the rest of the phone appears to be fine). Had it ...
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iPhone 4 doesn't power on, but is recognised by PC

My fiancée's iPhone 4 doesn't seem to want to boot. I originally thought it was just not charging, but my PC recognises it when I plug it in via USB. Might just be that the USB logic (e.g. FTDI) ...
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Trouble transferring pictures from an iPhone 3GS to PC

I had dropped my iPhone 3GS and the left bottom corner of the screen had cracked. Now the touch screen nor home button work. I'm able to charge the iPhone with my USB charger but am not able to do ...
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iPad cracked and keeps wacking out!

I don't really know how it got cracked but it's cracked!! Now that it's cracked it wacks out like when I type different stuff! It won't do anything I want it to!