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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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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No sound (speakers/jack) + microphone's dead after spilling water

Sadly, yesterday I've spilled some water on my MacBook Pro (El Capitan). Before you yell at me - it was closed, turned off and it wasn't a lot of water, the laptop was wet only on the top and under - ...
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Water fried iPhone 4

I dropped my phone into a pool a while ago, and didn't realize until about 30 minutes after. When I try to hook it up to the computer, it doesn't recognize the device, the iPhone wont turn on, it is ...
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Can the magnetic field from an Apple Watch charger affect external hard drives or credit cards?

One time I disconnected the Apple Watch charger and the magnetic attachment landed right next to an external hard drive. Since the charger uses magnetic field to charge the Apple Watch, will placing ...
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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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Is it possible for heat to warp a Unibody MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question: Bulge in MacBook Pro near Hard drive Could the heat generated from a MacBook Pro (over a period of several hours running at around 100% CPU usage) warp an area of the ...
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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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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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need help saving my stuff on my laptop

So my iPhone 6 broke completely still turns on but the screen is totally cracked cant see anything and I have a lot of stuff saved on it I tried saving them to my laptop but my phone is locked how can ...
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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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Apple Watch Sport Band Permanently Damaged

See the bottom for an update on what the stain might have been caused by. I'm disappointed to find that there's nothing I can do (that I know of) to restore my Apple Watch Sport's white band to its ...
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Screen not working on water damaged iPhone and can't disable Find My iPhone to restore

I've got a got water damaged iPhone and the screen no longer allows me to see anything at all. It turns on fine and I think in some parts the touch sensors work as well. I could use Siri yesterday but ...
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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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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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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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Unusual problem regarding old water damage, new battery not charging macbook air mid 2011

I have quite strange problem. I had some water damage on my computer few month ago. After it dried completely computer worked only when I unplugged the battery but if I unplugged the charger my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I backup my shattered iPhone that has a passcode?

So over the Halloween weekend.. I shattered the screen to my 5S :( My buddy is lending me their old iPhone 5 for a bit. I planned to backup my 5s and restore it on the 5. Problem is.. I keep getting ...
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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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Is the iPhone 6 waterproof or water-resistant?

Before the iPhone 6 was officially announced by Apple, several reports claimed that the device will be waterproof. However, the announcement and specifications on Apple's site make no mention of 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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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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Water damaged Iphone 5S [closed]

I have an IPhone 5S that I dropped and rolled into a puddle. Although I picked it up quickly and left it in rice all night the screen turned red (the screen isn't broken). I did some research and they ...
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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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Can I put out a cigarette on aluminum Mac Books?

Would it damage to put out cigarettes on the chassis of aluminum mac books?
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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!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 power ...
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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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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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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 ...