Smartphones have found their way into the hearts of many. There’s so much value attached to these gadgets. As if to entice us more, mobile developing companies have continuously developed more advanced phones that are not only pricey but also a show of class and elegance. That said, accidents do happen, or we get clumsy at times and before you know it the highly treasured gadget can find its way into water or any other liquid. This blog post discusses some of the dos and don’ts of recovering water damaged phones just in case you find yourself in such a situation.
The Do’sTake your phone out of the liquid it’s dipped in. Going by the prices of some of the smartphones today, no one wants to lay eyes on such a sight. As much as the situation would be devastating for many, the first step to possible successful recovery of your smartphone is aptly taking it out of whatever the liquid it’s dropped in. If you allow your gadget to stay a second longer in the liquid, then you are only reducing the chances of it surviving the ordeal. So here’s what you do, take it out and immediately switch it off. Your phone may seem just fine but it is very important that you shut it down just in case the opposite is true.
If the phone has SIM cards or memory cards installed, safely remove them from their slots. You can also remove the phone from any protective casing or accessory such as flip covers and back covers. This is important because the covers could be holding some water/liquid within the corners of the protective cover and keeping it that way only allows more contents of the liquid to find a way into the internal parts of your smartphone. If the battery can be removed, then quickly remove it from the phone. Try and wipe all the liquid that you can see on the surface of the phone with a soft surface. You can use a towelette or tissue paper.
Do not try switching on the phone again. I know the temptation is real; wanting to switch it back on to see if it is still working. The truth is that this could end up causing further damage to the phone. All phones have a series of electric circuits and by turning it back on, you are only increasing the chances of the charged circuits coming into contact with water. As we all know, water and electricity have never been a perfect match.
While opening the back side of the phone, be careful and desist from tampering with the parts of the phone that are covered by a warranty. Do not try to unprofessionally dry the phone using a hair dryer or anything of the sort. Why so? doing so might seem like a remedy but in the real sense, it could cause more damage to your phone. For example, drying the phone using a hair dryer could end up exposing your phone to excess heat which could damage your phone. Another danger of blowing the phone is that the act can end up spreading droplets of the water further into the electrical circuits.
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