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Infographic presents the dos and don'ts of saving a phone from water damage

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Infographic presents the dos and don'ts of saving a phone from water damage
If there's anything that most cell phones don't get along with, that would be water. Actually, all liquids may potentially damage a handset if given enough time. That's why liquid damage is, unsurprisingly, one of the leading reasons why phones come to an untimely end. 

But a phone that gets dunked in water or any other liquid isn't necessarily destined to fail. There are several things one must do in order to save it, however – taking it apart and getting it dry immediately would be a good start. Some solutions, on the other hand, don't help – solutions like shaking the device or drying it with a hair dryer. 

More tips on how to deal with a wet cell phone are available in the infographic below, along with a handful of facts about wet cell phones. If anyone has their own way of dealing with water damage, don't hesitate to share it with us down in the comments!


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posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:10

1. nobelset (Posts: 265; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Helpful tips, though I self taught myself the taking apart and drying step. I was running around crazy when my phone would just restart when it reaches the boot screen. First time I used my hair dryer in years xD. I think non uni-body devices have an edge here?

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 05:15

5. garlic456 (Posts: 103; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


If you use a hair dryer, you will melt down every single solder in the phone.
(Because solder melts in low temperture levels)

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:13 8

2. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


That's when Xperia Z comes in and saves the day!

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 05:18 2

7. garlic456 (Posts: 103; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


If your toilet isn't deeper than 1 meter

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 05:44 1

10. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Xperia Z is only water resistant if (Sony's Words): all the flaps are closed properly.

Only Sony defines what "closed properly" means

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 07:36

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5637; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Right row I have the xperia go . Love it's waterproof build. I'll be upgrading too the Z Ultra.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:25 2

3. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


I only have one advice.

Dont fap to porn on your phone in a toilet.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 04:32 4

4. nobelset (Posts: 265; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


I feel guilty. You can read minds. I don't like you

:-(

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 05:17 4

6. garlic456 (Posts: 103; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


...and then the people who do this say "I was on facebook"

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 21:58

16. bwhiting (Posts: 146; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


PERFECT ADVISE EVER!!!!

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 05:33

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2096; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I dried the phone in the sun by removing all parts and then reassembled it and it worked for me.

LOL... There is a FACEBOOK group dedicated to people who drop their cellphones in the toilet.

BTW, very nice & helpful tips, dos and don'ts... but i don't understand the 'Bury it in Rice' concept. Can any1 explain, why?

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:43

13. Sondae (Posts: 181; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


Rice is very absorbent in moisture.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 12:57

15. Shatter (Posts: 1766; Member since: 29 May 2013)


You should eat the rice after it absorbs the toilet water.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 05:41

9. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 723; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


well rice absorbs the liquid.12hrs then its dry...

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:41

12. xtian1103 (Posts: 352; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


soaking it ric eis one of the most effective ways to absorve moisture. worked for me 3 times already

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:50

14. Sondae (Posts: 181; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


I guess in 850,000 cellphone meet there death at the toilet most of them are men lol.

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