Sunday, 15 May 2011

Save Your Wet Cell phone

Ever dropped your mobile into sink or even worse, in the toilet!! Or did you ever swim with your cell phone in your pocket!! When a cell phone gets wet, our first instinct is to toss it in the garbage and buy a new one. But we can try to fix our cell phone. Even if a wet cell phone seems dead, there's a good chance it can be resuscitated.

Take your phone out of water. Don’t switch on cell phone now. If your cell phone being in the washing machine cycle then there is less chance to recover it. Otherwise in most of the cases your cell phone will be survived from this damage. So make your head cool and don’t get panic. I know it's tempting a lot but resist the urge to power your cell phone up to see if it works or not will just turning it on can short out the circuits.
If your phone was submerged in salt water, you must rinse it with fresh water before the drying process begins. Remove the battery from your cell phone firstly. Even if you can't get to the phone in time, your best bet will be removing the battery while it is still under water. Don’t waste time and do it. The most important thing to remember is to avoid heat. That means no hair dryers, ovens, microwaves or extended periods in direct sunlight.

Now friends, remove your SIM card, by this your SIM card may get saved whatever happen to your mobile.  For some people recovering SIM card is more important than saving his cell. As the contacts remains in your phone book in SIM card.  Even though your phone may behave fine at first, it is better to dry the phone before use anyways.

With the battery safely set aside, you now have one goal--dry your phone. Remove any covers and external connectors and dry your phone. Even if a single drop of water left inside, it can ruin your phone. Gently wipe off as much water as possible without shaking or moving the phone excessively. Place the phone uncovered, in a warm, dry place and allow the moisture to evaporate completely. You can use your vacuum cleaner (not hair dryer) too.

Leave the phone with uncooked rice for 5/6 hours long. The rice would absorb any remaining moisture. Evacuate all of the moisture and humidity from wet mobile you can put your mobile in towel, napkin or paper. Repeat the vacuuming step and desiccant steps if needed. If you feel comfortable then try taking it apart. But remember all of the right parts and know exactly where they go.Wait for 24 hours to three days and check your mobile. Turn it on. If your phone is powering up but still acting strange then repeat all process again or take it to any cell phone mechanic. The above steps will help to save a wet cell phone.