Water can be extremely damaging to any electronics, most commonly in phones, tablets, and computers. It causes major problems with key components of your internal circuits which very well could cause you to lose the phone for good. If your phone is wet and plugged into a charger, DO NOT TOUCH IT! This could cause serious physical harm. There are a few things you should try to do if you ever get water damage.
The first thing you should do is mat it down with a towel, remove the battery, and follow one of our methods to absorbing the water. One very common method of doing this is submerging the phone in a bowl of rice; some people try other absorbents but rice is the clear choice. Leave the phone in the bowl of rice overnight; usually it is best to let it sit for 18-24 hours.
Make sure when you are doing these things that you have done the following:
- Very lightly pat dry it with a highly absorbent hand towel. These work these best because they are small.
- Make sure you don’t plug it into a charger, as a source of electricity can cause electrocution or electric shock when connected to a wet battery or phone. This is a key safety hazard that you should try to avoid whenever possible.
- It is best to let the phone sit for at least 24 hours in the rice and turn it on after; because if you don’t wait long enough you might cause more problems internally. Moving the phone around, pushing buttons, and trying to turn it on will only cause you to push more water into the circuits.
Rice is the best way to absorb your cell phone problems away, one drop of water at a time. It is the most efficient, cleanest, and easiest method to fix your phone from water damage. This method will save you a lot of money.
If you have tried this method and it is still not working just have our technicians give it a check. They will take all the action they can to fix your phone and help save it from the water damage. If it is beyond the point of repair and cannot be fixed, we can still back-up all your information through a specialized data transfer that we can send to you anywhere you would like it.