happens quite often, you forget to take it out of your pocket and it
goes in to the washing machine, or it falls into the toilet or sink or
even a river or a pond, what should you do, and can your mobile survive
Most mobile phones are not waterproof and can often fail if they are immersed in water. The secret is to act quickly; remove the battery and SIM card as soon as you can,
shake out as much of the water as possible and dab dry the wet parts
that you can get to, use a kitchen Towel or tissue. Place in a warm
area for three days, we have what we call an airing cupboard which is
where the water tank for our heating system is sited. I left my phone
for almost a week and it was bone dry by this time. Patience is Very Important, It should be completely dry before you switch it back on.
suggestion I came across was to place it in a closed container with
uncooked rice, aparently the rice very quickly draws the moisture out
of the air. The same person who suggested using rice also mentioned
soaking in alcohol since alcohol can dilute the water and evaporates
quickly but we are not so sure about that one as the purity of some
alcohol is suspect..
closed container such as a sealable food container can also be used
with a silica gel pack, this is what is used in the little dessicant
bags that you get with a new phone or camera or other delicate goods.
three incidents of people baptising their mobile phones that I am aware
of have all had a happy ending but I am told that many such accidents
are not so fortunate in their outcomes.
your phone has died on you tell your provider that it has been immersed
when you return it as there is a device in the phone that indicates if
it has had a soaking.
Sucking the water out with a vacuum cleaner was another good suggestion we came across. - Martina
DO NOT DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:-
Dry with a Hair Dryer (even a low setting can damage it)
Put in an oven or under a grill