What do you do when someone splash water (by mistake) on your favorite mobile, or when it get drenched in rain even after through security and you get a shock of your life that it isn’t working. Well, we all face it sometime, may be kids at home drops the phone in water or you getting splashed on road when it is raining heavily. At times, the situation is just not under control and we find ourselves helpless, but then if you believe there are only few steps that could save your mobile after water damage. Check out!
Act Instantly –
As soon as you discover that your phone is attacked by water, remove every part possible of it. I mean cover, SIM card, memory card, battery, back cover, etc. Then use a thin cloth to take out water from it– toilet paper could be best. As you blot away the water your phone might work now in case it was dipped for a short span of time, that is if you dropped it in a sink or similar and if not then check the below options.
Use Your Hairdryer –
You think hairdryer can only help soaking your hairs? Well, not really, they can helpful drying your phone too. So switch on the hairdryer towards your phone with utmost attention to the phone battery that allows air into the phone. But make sure that your dryer is not too close to the phone and maintaining enough distance that doesn’t burn your hand. Try this for about 10-15 minutes, if still doesn’t work keep reading.
Drying For Long Time –
Locate some linen closet or a warm place in house and put your phone there. Airing closets and placing near boilers can be even good. Make sure your dear mobile is not in contact directly with intense heat. By letting it soak there you are allowing the water to gradually evaporate without much of trouble. Take out battery and covers when you perform this.
- You can also use high velocity fan in case you don’t have hair dryer ready.
- Disassemble the phone is all possible ways, take out front if allowed.
- Try to point the back of the phone up with the screen facing down. This would let the moisture to soak easier and faster.
- Don’t panic and get insurance next time!
It is actually quite easy to fix your mobile after water damage, before even going to the service center. Many people also believe that once water gets in, you need to say bye bye to your lovely phone. But then remember your phone is just made up of a screen, few circuits and some bits and bobs. The chief reason why it is not working is because they’re wet on the board or at the battery is causing it to short circuits. So use this quick fix method when you find yourself in trouble due to water damage on phone.