Dropped Phone In Water? Wet Cell Phones May be Saved

If you, or someone you know, have dropped their phone in water by accident, you start to think of the expense of a new phone. There has been a new trick that was tried on three of the most popular cell phones, which are the Droid, iPhone, and Blackberry. Unfortunately, on the BlackBerry was able to be rescued and restarted without any apparent long term damage while the Droid and iPhone were not able to be restarted.
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As you can see, it only worked on one cell phone but if it has been dropped in the water, you can either buy another phone or try this trick to see if your phone can be rescued. The first thing that you do is to not turn on the phone to check if it turns on because water normally shorts out the electric circuits. The next step is to take the battery out if it is removable, memory card, and SIM card.

If you dropped it in the ocean, after removing everything you can, dunk the phone in regular water to get out all the salt water. The next thing that you need to do is take a can of compressed air, the kind they sell to clean computer keyboards, and run it over your phone. Make sure that you take the back cover off first.

The final step is to fill a plastic container you can seal with rice to cover your cell phone. Bury the phone, battery, memory card, and SIM card in the rice and wait for at least twenty four hours or longer for water to be absorbed by the rice. Once you have done all this, you can put your phone back together and see if it works.

More research on Drying out a Wet Cell Phone:

How to Save a Wet Cell Phone – wikiHow

This is the fastest method and can completely dry out your phone and get it …. It is possible to purchase commercial “wet cell phone emergency” kits. 

 

How to Dry Out a Cell Phone – Fix a Wet Cell Phone – Popular Mechanics

Jul 1, 2008  A: Even if a wet cellphone seems dead, there’s a good chance it can  low psi or a vacuum cleaner (a wet/dry Shop-Vac would be perfect). 

 

Dry out a wet cell phone video – CNET TV

Aug 31, 2010  Watch Dry outwet cell phone videos on CNET TV: If your phone has taken a swim , don’t panic. Try these dryingout methods before buying a