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Water Damage Myths That Can Ruin Your Phone For Good

26 Jul 2018

YOUR PHONE FELL IN THE POOL, OCEAN, FISH TANK OR TOILET. NOW WHAT? PANIC TOPS MOST PEOPLE’S LISTS, WHILE SOME MAY BE INCLINED TO MAKE THINGS WORSE BY BELIEVING A USELESS MYTH. HERE ARE THE STEPS TO TAKE – AND NOT TO TAKE – WHEN FACED WITH A WATER-LOGGED PHONE.

THE MYTHS: WHAT NOT TO DO WITH A WATER-DAMAGED PHONE

PUT IT IN THE MICROWAVE OR OVEN. 

Unless you enjoy baked electronics or a possible explosion, this is not the route to take.

DRY IT WITH A HAIR DRYER. 

This trick holds huge potential for cooking your phone’s interior while blasting the water more deeply into the system.

HEAD TO GOOGLE FOR A QUICK AND EASY FIX. 

While Google answers may be fast and fabulous for things like Photoshop shortcuts, there is no quick and easy fix for a water-damaged phone, period.

PLACE IT IN A BAG OR BOWL OF RICE. 

Surrounding the phone with rice won’t draw moisture out the interior. It can actually make things worse by slowing down the vital drying process required for salvation.

THE TRUTH: WHAT TO DO IMMEDIATELY

DON’T SHAKE IT OR MESS WITH THE POWER BUTTON. 

Shaking your phone or pushing any buttons can make water spread more deeply into the phone’s interior. Don’t try to turn it on or off.

TAKE THE PHONE APART IF POSSIBLE. 

Place the disassembled components in a cool, dry place.

LEAVE YOUR PHONE ALONE OVERNIGHT. 

Test your phone in the morning by powering it up to see if you were able to save it.

YOUR FINAL STEP FOR LONG-TERM FUNCTIONING

Even if your phone turns on and seems to function properly, taking it to an authorised repair shop is a wise idea. Phones that don’t turn on at all may still be salvageable by the experienced repair technicians at MG Electronics, while those that appear normal may still have water or issues hiding inside.

Trade wet-phone worry for peace of mind. Visit MG Electronics in Pran Central today.


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