In case you are among those persona who have accidentally dropped your phone in watery places such as sink, bath, pool, or toilet, then you are on the right place here since I am going to tell you about some quick tips with which fixing water damaged handsets would not be an issue with you. Although, most of the mobile phones we have today already comes with waterproof technology integrated, but in case your handset is still not that much updated ones, you may get some really good help by reading the tips I will give you in this article in patching up your phone again. So here is my guide for those handset users who are suffering from a water damaged handset.
Fixing up a water damaged mobile phone
First of all, and in a very quick action, remove your phone from the water as fast as you could because this enhances the chances of its survival while also inflict as little harm as possible. This is one of the key things you need to do. Now, just after you pluck out your phone from the water, there are some things you should avoid at all costs and something you should do at once for fixing water damaged handsets. The don’ts are:
- Never use any key or turn on your phone instantly after getting wet.
- Never tap, shake, or bang your handset.
- Never remove all the things apart of your phone. This can void your handsets warranty since all handsets comes with an LDI (liquid Damage Indicator) that can void your warranty if detected that the parts were removed.
- Never air-blow your phone.
- Resist the practice of applying any type of heat giving technology on your phone. It can further damage the phone.
Things you can do for fixing water damaged handsets
- Turn your phone off instantly as I have told you before and put it in an upright position.
- Second, remove all types of cards from your phone such as SD and SIM while removing the protective case.
Now remove the battery of your phone if it is not an attached one inside the phone.
- Carefully try to soak up the water with a light cloth or towel.
- If your phone is damaged extensively by water, you can use a vacuum like machine in this section to duck up the water from all openings.
- A very unusual way to suck up the water from smartphones and tablets is to put them in bag full of ripe rice. You might think why but Rice are actually the most water absorbing ingredients you may get.
- Use a mobile phone drying pouch if you have one.
- A very important thing in fixing water damaged handsets is to leave them opened for at least one or two days and use other phone instead for your communication. This will help water to automatically evaporate out of your phone completely.
- After you turn on your phone by giving it a day or two’s rest, see if it is open and everything is working fine. If your phone is still not opening, it might be possible that the damage has been done gravely by the water. You need to take your phone to the manufacturer if they give water repair warranty or if your handset is under warranty. If not, then you have to take it to some other mobile phone repairing professional who then can thoroughly checkout if your phone can be mended.
Using water resistant covers and cases for your handset
First of all, you should avoid taking your phone to places where there is a chance that your phone might get wet by mistake or accident, such as beaches, toilet, bath, or pool. However, if you need your phone always with yourself at all costs then a better option is to buy a water resistant case or cover for your phone. There are several good companies out there who creates such cases and covers that stands the test of water on all levels so be sure to check one and buy for your smartphone or any handheld device if applicable.
I hope the tips I have covered today about fixing water damaged handsets may well benefit you in the long run and you can easily take your phone anywhere by following up to these guidelines, as well as to repair it manually if it is possible. Let me know if you have any tips of your own as well in the comments below?