So you have dropped your mobile phone in wash basin? Nope? So it was the toilet? That’s really troubling to know considering the fact that your all life revolves around your smartphone. Anyway, Don’t panic. It might be difficult, but together we can save a precious life. Here are tips as to how you can fix your water damaged phone. To start off with, here are things you shouldn’t do:
WHAT NOT TO DO!
- Do not turn it on.
- Do not shake or tap the phone as it may result in water getting to even deeper parts.
- Do not blow on it. It could lead to same problems as stated in the last point.
Now that you have saved your phone from any extra harm, let’s talk about the things we should do now.
WHAT TO DO!
Remove the Battery: The first step should always be taking out the battery in order to save it from corroding and restrain yourself from plugging in your mobile. That could cause short circuits and things go could even worse. You can also take out your SIM card which may retain your important contacts
Try to undo the harm done: The next step should be to undo some of the harm done, if not all of it. Try placing the phone in 2-3 layers of tissue papers in order to soak extra moisture. Once that’s done, you can always use a can of compressed air to suck in the moisture.
A bag of rice does the trick: That’s the oldest trick in the book and it always works like wonder. Put your mobile phone in a bag of rice for around 24 to 48 hours and you will see the change. Not because it will attract the Asians and they will fix it for you. And mind it, if you ever said that, it’s racist.
Is it still wet? If the water damage is more extensive, you can use a vacuum to carefully suck out water stuck from the cracks that are harder to get at. Make sure any small parts, such as the microSD card, SIM card, or battery, are out of the way before attempting this
Can’t switch it on? If you can’t switch on your mobile even after so much trouble, there is a very high probability that your battery is damaged. Try getting a replacement battery and things might go your way. Once the mobile has started working, keep a close look on its behavior and ensure that the music player and touchscreen is working fine.
Don’t be jackass the next time! Yes, mistakes do happen but an intelligent person never does the same mistake twice. If your phone fell in the toilet, this time, make sure you don’t repeat that again. Although, a swimming pool would be completely fine. You know what to do then.