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January 10th, 2011 at
Its quite natural to feel so, when our beloved cellphone Get Wet !
So it wont be that worse if You at least know the precaution steps to be taken when it happens with your phone to avoid it being get hurt by shortcircuit.
“Important precautions to be taken to save a wet cellphone“ are Listed below.
Kindly Glance them for a while.
Who Knows , They may save your phone one day.
1. Take it out of the water as soon as possible. This is a common sense but I cannot skip this step as it wont be called “complete procedure to save a wet cellphone” even if I am going to miss a basic thing.
But this time may be quite short – 20 seconds or less. So grab your phone quickly!
2. The most prior thing you need to do is to Take out the battery of the phone away from it.
Most of the components in your phone get hurt only when they meet with a short circuit which will happen when water and electricity meet together.
3. Remove your SIM card from the Phone
Some or all of your valuable contacts would be stored on your SIM.As far I have seen , Many people are uncomfortable loosing their Phone contacts than loosing their phone. SIM cards survive water damage well , but some of the following steps are unnecessary i.e. don’t heat it. Just pat it dry for an hour in sunlight(if u can find sunlight there).
4. Dry your phone
Make your phone Dry within it Die.
Use a towel or keep it in sunlight. Do not use a hair drier (even if u use it, Use low temperature mode).
5. Put it in a bowl of rice
I do not know for sure how this helps you out , but it will surely help you in drying your phone. I have read this trick on many blogs on Internet before preparing this post.
Don’t try putting the battery back on to see if it works as this would risk damaging the phone with a short circuit.
6. Wait. This is the hardest part – leaving your phone alone, with battery and SIM card out, while it dries slowly. Tricks like leaving your phone in a bowl of dry rice or silica gel (like the packets found in shoe boxes) will help to expedite moisture evaporation. Just put it someplace reasonably warm and dry, uncovered so water can evaporate, and wait.
7. Apply enough heat to your phone to cause the water to evaporate without water logging your digital screen. One of the best things you can do to save a cell phone is to set it on the back of your computer monitor or TV screen over the heat vents. This is usually the perfect amount of heat to fix your phone. The convection action of the heat vents will help carry away the moisture in your phone. Leave the phone on the heat for at least 2-3 days. Another option is to leave it overnight in the oven on warm (make sure to take off the battery first and make sure that the temp of oven is less enough for the phone to survive inside).
8. Test your phone. After you have waited for 24hrs, make sure everything is clean and dry looking and re-attach the battery to the phone and see if it works. If your phone does not work, try plugging it into its charger without the battery, if this works, you need a new battery, if not, wait another few days. If it still won’t work, try taking your cell phone to an authorized dealer. Sometimes they can fix it.
Do not forget to mail me if my post help you one day.
1. Don’t put the battery on for at least 3 days or longer if your digital screen is foggy.
2. Place a piece of satin finish scotch tape over your water damage sticker before you drop your cell phone in the water to prevent the water damage sticker from voiding your warranty. This sticker can usually be found under your battery. It’s a small round white sticker, possibly with dots on it. If this sticker gets wet it changes color and your phone is marked for water damage.
3. Remove the tape if you ever have to return your phone for repairs or warranty. (See the note in the ‘Warnings’ section about doing this!)
4. The best way to dry out your phone is to place it in front of an air conditioner. Cold air won’t damage your phone (hot air can warp or in extreme cases even melt plastic), and air from an air conditioner is dry, and so will evaporate water faster than you might think (which is why a car air conditioner will de-mist the windshield so effectively, even if the engine hasn’t warmed up yet). Warm air from a reverse-cycle air conditioner works even better, of course. If you dry your phone in this way overnight it should be fine by the morning.
5. Use a hairdryer set on warm; Just don’t tune it to high temperature
6. Use a food dehydrator.
7. Use the oven on the warm setting (make sure to take out the battery).
1. Don’t heat the battery or it could leak acid. If you use an oven or hairdryer, make sure to remove the battery first.
2. If you use alcohol make sure to do so outside, and do not apply heat in any form, not even the gentle heat of a monitor. Do not hook up the battery till the alcohol smell dissipates.
3. Do not apply heat to your phone other than mentioned above. You don’t want to melt or burn your phone.
4. Warranty fraud is naughty! If you dropped your phone in the can with your other ‘droppings’–are you really going to send it in for a warranty tech to have to open? Yuck!
5. Most modern phones have more than one liquid damage indicator on them, only one visible to you (and sales/technician agents), and chances are, if the sticker under the battery is triggered (or would be, with the scotch tape trick), then the odds are that the internal stickers you can’t access are tripped as well. This will still result in you paying a voided-warranty fee in the long run, and it may be best to just learn from your mistake (and not make it more financially severe!).
6. Even if all these steps are followed, minerals dissolved in the water can precipitate on solder and component pins, causing corrosion or shorting. Components pins are packed so closely together in a modern cell phone that even a small encrustation can create a short, rendering the phone inoperable.