Tip & How-To about Cell Phones

Drop your cellphone or other electronic device in water?

Well after a few expletives you need get the phone/device dry as fast as possible.

  1. Remove the battery from the phone. Note: you cannot remove battery from iPhones. Keeping the battery in and trying to turn it on could possibly short circuit the device. Make sure device is completely dry before turning it on.
  2. Get a container of dry white rice (yes you read correctly) and put the device and battery in the container making sure you cover them completely leaving it for 24hrs.

This should remove the moisture from the device put the battery in and all should be good in the world again. Keep in mind this can be used for any device i.e, ipods, cameras, mp3 players etc. Other suggestions would be to use those tiny silica packets found in shoe boxes etc which also meant to soak up moisture.

The last technique would be to use a hair dryer however make sure you dont overheat. Also keep it away from the touchscreen if the device has one. Good Luck!

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my phone got damp in snow today, screen is black. I plugged it in to charge and on screen it shows C3590, goes off then shows a picture of a battery. It did not get very damp and battery was fully charged at the time. Thanks

It sounds like it is damp inside. It needs to dry for several days with the power and charger off.

One popular method is:
Remove the battery from the phone, if possible, or at least turn the phone off. ...
  1. Disassemble the device, if possible. ...
  2. Blow compressed air on the device to remove as much water as possible. ...
  3. Fill a container three-quarters full with dry, uncooked rice.
Here are some links that may help:

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Here the Right Way to Rescue Soaking Wet Smartphone WIRED

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Mar 02, 2015 | Cell Phones

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my htc phone dosent want to come on anymore. i put it on the charger all night and it still dont come on

Your battery may be drained or is not seated correctly. Remove the battery and inspect the contacts. Remove any debris/residue found on the device or battery contacts with a soft, dry cloth. Attempt to charge the device. If the battery is dead, the device will need to charge for a few minutes and then should power on once this happens. Attempt to power the device on by pressing the Power Button for 3 seconds. Try another battery. If the device still will not power on, contact your wireless carrier for further assistance.

Mar 30, 2011 | HTC Aria Cell Phone

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I am unable to zoom in or zoom out while taking a picture with the help of trackpad

Welcome to FixYa Solution:
Hope this will help you-Do the Following
With the BlackBerry device powered ON, remove the battery a few seconds and then reinsert the battery to reboot. IF you are having problems with multiple buttons/trackpad, then, it sounds like what I have seen multiple times on a device with moisture damage. [Water Damage]Even sitting on a bathroom counter during a hot steamy shower or bath can cause keyboard and trackball problems UNTIL properly dried out.
  • Remove the battery immediately!! Do not attempt to turn on your BlackBerry.
  • Let the device dry in a warm, dry place for 3 to 5 days
  • DO NOT "check it each day" by placing the battery in. Leave it be to dry completely. This takes time. Replacing the battery to check it can only damage it more (moisture + electrical current = Total Damage).
  • If the device is warm after the drying period, allow it to cool to room temperature before placing the battery back in.
Note:Suggestion on drying your BlackBerry in a warm place /Sunny area/Any warm Place-Don't TRY to High warm area-(open, with the battery out) OR Give it to Expert for Repair
Thanks for Contacting FixYa...

Jun 10, 2010 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone

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water get inside the phone

The manfacturers have a device within the cell phone that tells them if it got wet, which unfortunately voids any warantee. I've had luck in the past by doing this:

1. Remove the battery (important)
2. If possible, disassemble the unit as much as possible. Blow the unit out with compressed air. If that's not possible, just let it sit out and dry for at least a few days.
If you can't take the unit apart at all, just take out the battery and set the device in the sun for a few days. The object is to dry out the unit with the battery removed.

After it's dried out the best you think it's going to be, put the battery back in and give it a go. There are no guarantees with this as it doesn't always work.

Good luck.

Mar 15, 2008 | Nokia 6126 Cellular Phone

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