Tip & How-To about Cell Phones

Does Your Phone Have Water Damage?

((If this is about a device other than a phone, like an iPod, camera, GPS, etc... skip to the bottom))

While working at Radio Shack, I picked up this handy trick.

I know it sounds crazy, but...

Remove the back of the phone, battery, and SIM (if your phone uses one) - IMMEDIATELY.

Then, with a q-tip (or something similar), dab the connection points (shiny, goldish) on the battery, SIM, and phone. This should aid in drying.

Finally, place all contents in a bag of uncooked rice (separately, do not put back together just yet). I know it sounds silly, but it draws the moisture out.

It normally is working after just 5-6 hours, but I would wait overnight or even a full day before attempting to use (just to be on the safe side).

BEWARE - the water damage, despite being dry now, will void any warranties. Also, the phone's hardware is now weakened and if you drop it, the green mother board and circuitry could shatter - so be EXTRA careful.

Hope this helps. :)

ALSO - This does work on electronic devices aside from phones as well. Simply tailor it to your device. If you do not have a SIM (Verizon phones, cameras, all others), remove only the battery. If you have an iPhone/iPod or GPS and cannot remove the battery, simply make sure it is all the way off, then put it in the rice bag. All electronic devices react the same to the rice trick.

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