So, you’ve decided it was time to upgrade your iPhone, iPad or iPod to a different device. The question is what do you do with your old one? That is where Trade4Cash.com is here to help.
Trading in your device for an extra bit of spending money is easy. However, there are some things that need to be done first to prep your device for trade in. This series of articles will help you get your device ready for trade in, including cleaning it, making sure its functional and how to reset it in order to protect your privacy. Once you’ve gone through each of the steps listed, you’re ready to trade in your device, getting the most money possible!
Check your device for water damage.
Apple products are extremely prone to damage from liquids. There are several indicators on your device that can be easily looked at to see if you’re device has any water damage. Please note that some devices do not have external indicators that are easy to view and we do not recommend opening your device without the proper tools and knowledge to do so.
To check for water damage you might need:
- A good source of light, such as a small flashlight or adjustable desk lamp
- A magnifying glass
The first place to check any Apple device for water damage is the headphone jack. To do this, angle the headphone jack towards you. Position your source of light so that you can view the liquid contact indicator found at the bottom of the headphone jack. If the sticker is solid white, this indicates there is no moisture damage. If the sticker is pink or red in color, then it indicates there was exposure to excess moisture.
On your iPhone 3G, 3Gs, 4 and 4S have an additional indicator in the charge port that requires a similar check. The iPhone 5 series will have an indicator in the nano SIM card slot on the phone.
Look for a circular water damage sticker inside these ports to determine whether or not your device has water damage.