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

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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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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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Is the screen dry or wet?

I got caught in the rain yesterday, my iPhone 5 was in my pocket. Some water got into it. Here`s the picture, moisture is under screen surface: Question is: which area is dry and which is wet? Dark ...
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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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How can I repair a scratched MacBook Air screen? (A1369)

I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air (model A1369), whose screen has attracted some unsightly but superficial scratches. They look like smudges, but I suspect a layer of coating (or similar) has come off. ...
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Coffee spill on MacBook Pro Retina

I spilled half a cup of coffee (Nescafé, whole milk, water, no sugar) on the keyboard of my MacBook Pro Retina 15'' (MacBookPro10,2, Early 2013) Details that you can skip: It happened almost 3 days ...
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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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iPhone 6 water damage dark screen issue

So yesterday I dropped my iPhone into the toilet, it was literally submerged for less than 15 seconds and after taking it out I left it in my airing cupboard overnight to dry. Today the phone seems to ...
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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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Bulge in MacBook Pro near Hard drive

I have noticed in that past 24 hours that two rigid and straight "lines" have developed as bulges on my Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 15 inch. They are noticeable when looking at it in the light and you can ...
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Can volume booster software (like Boom) damage MacBook Pro's internal speakers?

As you know, the sound volume of Mac laptops isn't 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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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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iPhone 5c Digitizer or logic board damage

My wife dropped her phone on Sunday... I don't want to replace the screen if it's the logic board and nothing can be done to recover her data. A beautiful picture: If this were the 1970's her phone ...
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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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Ipad 2 screen replacement, small cut in LCD

I'm working on replacing the digitizer on my ipad 2. In the process, I put a small cut in the bottom of the LCD (I think there is even a little liquid leaking out). I'm certain that area of the LCD ...
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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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MacBook Pro mid-2010- water damaged - but it still plays the chime?

Hey guys it's been a week since my MacBook Pro had water leaked into it, I'm pretty sure something is wrong :( But now when I try to boot it up I hear the startup chime, what does this mean? Should I ...
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What are the best apps for rescuing deleted data on flash drives?

I'm searching for an app to rescue my deleted data on my flash memory. They happily deleted with a Windows virus. What's your recommendation for this case?
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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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Does the iPhone 5s have any built in water protection mechanisms?

I seem to have dodged a bullet. Last weekend my iPhone 5s managed to make it into the washing machine. I think realized my mistake about 10 minutes into the wash and dug out a thoroughly waterlogged ...
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copying data from a removed mac book pro hard drive to another working mac book pro.

My partners daughter has frazzed her mac book pro due to water damage and has been told that the data can be recovered for £?????. I can remove the hard drive myself and my partner has a mac book pro ...
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Can an iPhone be backed up when its screen has been damaged?

I have an iPhone 5s and I dropped and smashed it the other day and now it has just stopped working. The screen is fully black and I cant see anything nor touch the screen but it charges and vibrates ...
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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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Slow mac after water spill

Month ago two things happened to my Macbook pro mid 2012 with El Captain, it fell down and I spilled around 50 ml of water on the keyboard and touchpad and immidiately wiped it out. I don't remeber ...
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iPhone 5s won't turn on after water damage [duplicate]

I just dropped my iPhone in the toilet bowl but took it out after about 3 seconds. It's now totally off and wont turn back on! Aside from cleaning it and keeping it in rice, is there any other way to ...
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iPhone 5s screen separation; what will happen when I take the device to an Apple Store genius?

Today I discovered that my iPhone 5s is coming apart on its own. The front screen is intact, but has lifted by about 1 centimeter at the top left of the device. The screen backlight is separated from ...
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iPhone 6 rear-facing camera broken

Two days ago, I dropped my iPhone6 into a water-filled bowl in the kitchen. (Yes, you may laugh now). I got it out after about 2 seconds, dried it, and did what you do in such cases: Open the case, ...
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View Security Logs from iPhone Backup

On July 22 someone at work got onto my iPhone 5s to get emails and other things off of it. They had to enter my passcode but because I used only a 4 digit code they could have watched me enter it in ...
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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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What is the relation between water damage and a cracked iPhone screen?

This morning I took my iphone 5c to the genius bar and they refused to repair my cracked screen of the iphone initially agreeing to repair and then backing off citing water damage. My iPhone is in ...
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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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Mid-2015 Macbook Pro Dented on Arrival

I was finally happy to be retiring my Early 2011 Macbook Pro, and upgrading to one of the newer force touch rMBP. But when the package arrived today, I noticed that it has a dent under the chassis. ...
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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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Are there services that offer to recover data from irreparably water-damaged iPhones?

I have an iPhone 6 which took a dump in a river. Since then, it will not turn on and does not register when connected to a computer, i.e. it is dead for all intents and purposes. Does anyone know of ...
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Backing up an iPhone 6 too damaged to be able to be unlocked

Having searched through other Q&As on backing up damaged phones, I can't seem to find a solution for my little problem, so I'm really hoping that by asking directly someone will have an answer! I ...
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Completely Destroyed iPhone 6

Just today, my iPhone 6 was left on the top of my friends car and I forgot to take it down. So when we drove, it flew off the top and got destroyed by another car. When I went to go pick it up, the ...
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Microphone not working after water spilled on iPad

I accidentally spilled water on my iPad. I cleaned it up right away and it's perfectly fine. I can hear stuff and it turns on but when I call people, they can't hear me.
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My macbook air is very loud!

My MacBook Air's fan is spinning rapidly even though there are hardly any programs running. A couple of weeks ago my mum accidentally spilled water on it and we had to take it to get fixed. After it ...
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2012 MacBook Air has wear spot on the bottom left

My mid-2012 MacBook Air has a spot on the bottom plate. The computer has never been dropped. Does anyone have any idea what could cause this?
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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 6s fell in water and the screen is black [closed]

iPhone 6s screen has turned black and only the black Apple logo is visible when power and home button are pressed. It goes away after 30 seconds. What should be done now?
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Damage on Apple Aluminium Keyboard

Yesterday I was cleaning my keyboard (with tissue paper and cleaning gel), and I did a keyboard test afterwards, and I found out my "S" and "F10" keys are broken. I've tried putting it upside down and ...
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How bad is a runny nose over a MacBook Pro?

Happy cold season, everybody! Or at least, it'll be happy if you guys can tell me that my computer will survive it. I've got an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro and an annoying cold. My nose decided that ...