Questions tagged [damage]

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

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How do I do a thorough hardware check-up for water-exposed MacBook Pro?

How do I discover potential hardware issues in a liquid-exposed MacBook Pro, other than trying to use all hardware features manually? Is there some general diagnostic test that can be run to look for ...
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Mac book pro 2020, after water spill, OS keep restarting with the following error

Unfortunately my mac got water on it 48 hours ago... When I connect the mac to the power after several tries it turns on(while doing weird sound like entering a movie or something). When it reaches ...
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MacBook Pro water damage

I spilt a cup of tea over my MacBook (MB) pro (gutted) and it promptly stopped working, wouldn't turn on and the fan wasn't turning over (I have done this before with wine). So I have received my new ...
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Liquid indicator locations in a MacBook Pro

Does anybody know how many liquid indicators are there in a MacBook Pro and where are they located exactly? I am in particular interested in the 2018 15" MBP model. I could not find this ...
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iPhone X will not boot, possible to data from flash memory?

I have an iphone X that suddenly decided to stop booting. It was getting full and I was trying to delete some photos and videos to free up space when suddenly it wouldn't let me delete any files. I ...
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What to do with water-damaged touchscreen on ipod touch nano?

Eight years ago I was gifted an ipod touch nano (generation 7, A1446). A few days later, I forgot it in my shirt, which went through a regular washing machine cycle. Surprisingly, the ipod still works:...
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Soap damage to keys on 2012 macbook Air

I've owned a 2012 Macbook Air for >8 years and it's been the best computer I've ever owned. Throughout the years, I've sometimes washed the keys and screen with soap and water (small amounts). A ...
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iPhone 12 to Mac photo transfer

I am trying to transfer some christmas photos from my iPhone to my Mac via airdrop but after the photos are downloaded on my Mac, around 80% of them are transferring as damaged or corrupt files and ...
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Canned air and Liquid Submersion Indicator (LSI) Macbook

I think this is more a chemistry stack exchange question but I believe being related to a computer it isn't well received there. Canned air spray is used to clean dusty internal or external components....
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How to fix damage caused by a water spill? [duplicate]

There was water spilled on my MacBook Air but I replaced the internal speakers. Now the sound is not working at all. No internal speaker or microphone is showing up and also the sound does not work ...
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MBP water damage diagnosis

I accidentally spilled water on to my 2017 MacBook Pro (Touch bar) (keyboard and trackpad), and because I panicked a bit I used the immediate reboot key (shift+control+option+command+power) instead of ...
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Can punching my iPhone damage it?

Sometimes, when I'm suddenly frustrated by something problematic I read on Reddit, I punch my iPhone SE (the 2016 version) screen from a couple inches away using my finger joints while holding it in ...
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Damaged iMac Display - Any Solution for Grey Vertical Column Lines?

After replacing a Fusion Drive with an SSD, it must have damaged my display. Now, there is a column of grey on the left-hand side. I double-checked the cables, and they are snug. Probably damaged ...
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Damaged Mac GPT with Microsoft partition

I've got external 3GB disk - that was formated under OSX, with partition (i guess exFat) so i could use it to move some data from my old windows 7 PC to Mac OSx I did it twice without problem, but ...
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How to tell if a MacBook can be recovered from a liquid spill? [duplicate]

I have a user that spilled a glass of wine on their 2013 13" MacBook Pro. It stopped working. I tried drying it out for a few days before trying again but it won't turn on. Is there a systematic ...
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What's the safest way to ship diskettes?

I would like to have some original software shipped to me but I am afraid that it might become damaged in shipping. The software are the original boot disks and disk tools that came with my first Mac ...
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If photos are retrieved from a damaged iPhone, will their quality be the same as when they were taken? [duplicate]

An iPhone XS has been subject water to both physical and heat damage, however, the photos are still accessible when connected to a computer. Can physical damage to an iPhone also affect the quality of ...
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Touch Bar stopped working after water damage

I have a MacBook Pro (13", 2018) with a touch bar. I accidentally dropped a bit of water on my touch bar and it stopped working. It's been that way for a while now. I tried opening the activity ...
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Liquid keyboard damage on MB Air - password keys don’t work even with USB keyboard

A friend decided to disinfect the keyboard of another friend’s MacBook Air. Some of the keys in her password no longer work, specifically M and P. The weird thing is, we tried a USB keyboard and ...
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It takes ~ 10 attempts to start my mid 2012 (first with retina) MBP 15

It was 2019 October when I used the computer on the rain. For a few days I had some troubles with touchpad, then it completely recovered itself, then the entire machine died. Since then I was able to ...
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I got Lysol in my headphone jack. How should I get it out?

I was cleaning and I accidentally got Lysol in my phone. I’m mostly concerned about my headphone jack because I can’t listen to music since it’s saying I have headphones on when I don’t
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I dropped my iPhone Xs into a hot dishwasher, will that damage the data on the iPhone?

I dropped my iPhone Xs into a hot, steaming dishwasher, and it seems to be working fine. However, the photos on it are very grainy and pixelated. Could hot steam damage the data on an iPhone X?
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Bottom of iPhone screen unresponsive

The screen of my iPhone 6 suddenly stopped responding to any touches registered below the middle of the screen. I can still use the home button and the other buttons, but the lower half of the screen ...
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Shutdown Cause -20 after dropping my MacBook [duplicate]

I dropped my MacBook Pro 13" 2019. The Touch Bar is not working. The computer is restarting after 3-5 minutes. log show reports the shutdown cause is -20. What could be the problem and solution?
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What can the LCI (liquid contact indicator) tell you?

So the iPhone official website states "An LCI will activate when it contacts water or a liquid containing water. The indicator's color is normally white or silver, but when it contacts water or a ...
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Can I use a new USB C dock with an old USB A socket? Can then the PD socket be used to supply more power to the dock?

Can a new USB C dock like this for example: USB C dock with Power Delivery be connected and work with an old Macbook (or other USB A gen 2.0 or 3.0 computer) using an adapter like in the picture for ...
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After Cellphone repair shop - power button damged and cant switch back to bright mode

I brought my iPhone7 to a cellphone repair shop to replace my lightning connector and exchange the battery. Unfortunately after the replacement, my home button does not trigger anymore (interestingly,...
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MacBook Pro randomly hangs after water damage

I had water damage on my MacBook Pro trackpad. After that my mouse cursor started randomly trembling. I turned off the MacBook, washed it with isopropyl alcohol and after that it began to randomly ...
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I spilled some milk on MacBook Pro, there is no sound what should I do? [duplicate]

I spilled some milk on my MacBook Pro and immediately dried it, it seemed to only have been on the top and bottom. Then about 10 minutes later I played a movie and there was no sound. I then noticed a ...
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water splash caused minor iPad Power Button problems, what is the risk of mainboard corrosion?

Summary Water splash on iPad Pro 12.9" (first generation) Power button stopped working, then few times appeared to press itself, then started working again. Third party repair service refused to open ...
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Recovering files from SSD of MacBook Pro that won’t boot due to water damage

Before you start lecturing me on making backups, I'm happy no announce that 90% of my data is backed up. I did exclude some non-essential folders because my internet is garbage. Losing these are an ...
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Salt Water Damaged iPhone, Can I get the content off it?

My iPhone X keeps showing the Apple Logo, then cuts out and does the same. I have got a lot of photos on in that I would like to get off. Would that be possible? Any software, or other methods to get ...
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MacBook pro 2017 touch bar model.. Horizontal Lines on screen

While logging in initially the screen doesn't show problems but soon as time moves after some minutes horizontal lines start appearing in the bottom of screen of black or multi colored that progresses ...
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Are you sure you want to shut down your computer now? [duplicate]

Unless I keep alt keyboard button pressed, the MacBook gets shutdown! After a few seconds of releasing the alt button, a message is popped up saying: Are you sure you want to shut down your ...
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Mac Air 13” Wi-Fi Hardware Issue

I have a MacBook and the other day i spilled a little bit of water on to it, nothing big or anything i soaked it up with the towel. The next day it would not turn on but eventually i managed to turn ...
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Erasing Data from a Water Damaged MacBook Air

I have a water damaged 2015 MacBook Air which will not turn on. I would like to sell it for parts but want to firstly erase all the data from it. I know that one method of doing so safely is just to ...
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Destroying iPad Mini 1

I would like to know how long an iPad Mini would need to stay in water in a way that it is never ever usable again. I know this is a bit unusual, but I'd really like to get rid of the old device and I'...
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MacBook Pro screen wobbly

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Pro. I have dropped it a couple times in a case but not far (maybe 2 to 3 foot drop onto carpet). The screen has become wobbly like it is loose or something. I don't want to ...
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iPhone 5 (iOS 10.3.3) getting pretty hot within brief usage of 5-10 minutes

I've been using an iPhone 5 for about a year and have never faced this issue. Due to some reason which I am unaware of, whenever I use it in an air-conditioned room, it gets pretty hot from both back ...
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Does the iPhone 8 have any sort of water resistance or waterproof manufacturing?

I recently got the iPhone 8. After some research, I found that it had the IP67 rating. I'm not sure what this means though especially for a steamy room. Does this rating mean that it is fully ...
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Water spots on screen after liquid got in iPhone 6, fixable?

Issue: The ringer on/off switch on my iPhone 6 was stuck/gummed up so I sprayed it with contact cleaner. I didn't think liquid could get in through that opening, but I was extremely dumb. iPhone was ...
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iPhone 7 not being recognized by computer

I have an iPhone 7. My screen broke so I got it replaced. It went underwater and then the home button started vibrating when I pressed it. The screen flickered in and out. The next day I could ...
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OS X partition doesn't show up after dropping iMac, Windows still works

I physically dropped an iMac tonight, shattering the protective screen. The computer was sleeping when it got dropped. The drop was from a couple feet high, and booting up looked promising until I ...
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Spilled wine on my Macbook Pro (2017) trackpad

I spilled wine on the trackpad. Not too much and it didn't go through my keyboard. I dried it out with a napkin and a hairdryer. After about two hours, on pressing the trackpad a little bit of wine ...
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MacBook Pro with screen damage

Recently, I accidentally cracked my new MacBook Pro screen. There are rainbow lines going across the screen in different directions. I sent it into my school's IT place and they were going to send it ...
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Mid 2014 Macbook Swollen after High Sierra / What should I do?

This discovery came after my latest question: High Sierra's External Display bug heats Macbook's, damaged my Retina Screen, what can I do? I use my macbook on a stand with good airflow, after ...
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What are specs of this MagSafe wire, and what is its purpose?

I need to repair a MagSafe power adapter, which has a damaged cable. As you can see in the photos, there is damage to what appears to be shielding. Update: This frayed wire is not “shielding.” ...
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Recovering Notes from Water Damaged iPhone

I washed my iPhone SE with my clothes in the washing machine on warm for about an hour. It didn't go through the dryer, but sat in the wet clothes for an extra hour after the cycle was complete. I ...
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How to Rescue a Scratched CD/DVD on Mac OSX

I have a scratched DVD and can't copy its content to my hard drive on Mac OSX. When trying to copy, I get error 36: "can't complete the operation because some data can't be read or written" How can I ...
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Mail app. damaged, losing all my email

I upgraded to macOS Sierra and now the Mail app won't open. Even though the Mail app. does not open, at Apple they told me there is nothing I can do and I will lose all email that I have on my Mac. I ...
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