One of the most stressful experiences a person can have with their electronic device is getting it wet or submerging it in liquid. Most of us know this often results in dead devices. Fortunately, there are some water damage repair options that can help you save the device. While it requires that you do some liquid damage cleaning, there is a good chance you will have your device working in a short period of time.
Before you spend your time with water damage repair, take a look at the water damage indicators on the side of the phone. If they have changed the color, liquid damage cleaning might not be enough to get the phone to work and you may need to take it into a repair shop. Usually, if your device is unprotected and spends about 30 seconds in the water, there is going to be damage to the device. When it is out of the water, remove the battery, SIM card and memory card as quickly as possible. When removed, wipe the area dry with a static free cloth and allow the device to further air dry in case you missed anything. Sometimes moisture can remain hidden, so let the phone dry for about a day before you try to put the removed items back in and put the covers and any external connectors back on.
If you are unable to wait a day and want to speed the process, you may want to consider uncooked rice. Most people often get an expression on their faces that says, “Will rice work?” The truth is that it will. This has been used for some time to help remove moisture from electronic devices of all kinds. You just need to ensure you have excessive water removed in advance and then cover it with the rice. When you take it back out, you should spray the device with some compressed air carefully, this is done to ensure no rice ended up getting stuck in it anywhere. What you should find in about three hours is that the answer to the question, “Will rice work?” Is yes and your device should be operating just fine. Remember the rice will only remove the moisture. It won't remove the corrosion the water will leave behind. We recommend a liquid damage cleaning for this! Call us today (479) 431-6091
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No matter how careful you are, there is a chance that you will need to do water damage repair on a device at some point. Make sure you prepare yourself in advance by understanding what you can do at the time potential water damage happens as this will help you have some peace of mind in the future. If you feel as though you need some additional help, you can always consider a repair shop that specializes in repairing this kind of damage. If a device is beyond repair, it is possible to find refurbished devices at a great price that can save you money. In some cases, you may even be able to trade in your damaged device for some kind of credit that can be applied towards a new unit.