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    Water Damaged iPad 2- Any Value?

    Does anyone know if there is any value in a water damaged iPad 2? I have 15 of them here.

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    How functional are the devices ?
    Normally a 16GB water damaged iPad 2 can go for about 40 if it generally works okay

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    @yugo Just came across this, might be worth a read:

    Apple (United Kingdom) - Reuse and Recycling Programme

    I just quickly did a mock one for an iPad 2 16GB (WiFi + 3G) with water damage/works okay/no other damage/power cord supplied
    came to 38

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    They are all dead. They got soaked by a fire hose while they were snuggled away inside the storage box which filled up with water.
    Thanks for the link, filled it out but it "deemed that your product has no resale value"

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    Aw man that's a sickener
    If Apple is saying 0 then you are technically going to be throwing them away, speak to SLT about getting them on eBay or similar selling site and list them as spares and repairs
    It may catch the eye of a Technology Recycling/Restoration company who will break them down and use the working parts to repair others

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    Cheers James

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    School didn't claim on the insurance? Just ask because if the insurance company paid out, they need to be thrown away else they get pretty nasty.

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    No insurance claims matt

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    I know it's a long shot, but have you tried drying them out? A bowl of rice can work on mobile phones sometimes. A dehumidifier might do the trick if you put it in a small room up high with the iPads.

    Even broken, they can still sell on Ebay so long as you make the potential buyers aware that they are purchasing a faulty product.

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    I think they are past that Crumpet, you can visibly see the water in the screens and when I opened one up there was signs of corrosion. By the sounds of it they might be best put in the local recycling bin. I'd say the only part still salvageable is the rear casing.

    ipad.jpg

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    I couldn't possibly condone fraud but there's a reasonable market for such things for people to then claim on their household insurance for a new one. Never done it myself nor woud I but i've heard about it. I guess that's why knackered stuff sells on ebay sometimes

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    Well I wouldn't try that myself Bananas. I might put one on eBay though to see if anyone wants it.

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    How long were they sat in the water for?

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    Can't say for sure but I estimate it was 3 days!

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    3 days? Yeah they are toast I would expect, you have to get them out in a couple of minutes to keep them alive really.

    I'm not sure they are worth anything either, the damage will be pretty extensive to most of the components, your basically looking at the value of the metals now, so not much, and even then you'll struggle to get someone to buy them for that level or recycling.
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