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Post by prasadak2811 on Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:11 pm

Ever dropped your cell phone in the sink,? Did you ever leave it
in your pocket and run it through the
washer? It usually means you
have to replace your phone, but sometimes if you're fast you can save

1. Remove the Battery. This is one of the most
important steps. Don't take time to think about it, electricity
water do not mix. Cutting power to your phone is a crucial first step in
saving it.

2. Dry your Phone. Obviously you need to remove as
much of the water as soon as you can to prevent it
from getting into
the phone. Use a towel or a paper towel to remove as much of the water
as possible.

3. Soak in Alcohol. Alcohol is hygroscopic (attracts
water), it will dissolve all the water in the phone, which
will then
pour out of the phone with the alcohol. Any remaining alcohol will
evaporate. Alcohol will not harm
your phone but may mess up glue
(from stickers and the like). Use 95% alcohol, not the regular 70%
type. Do it outside!. If you use alcohol, do not follow the rest of the
advice here, instead leave your
phone outside for a day or two to

4. Allow the phone to dry. Since you do not want to ruin
your phone or lose all the numbers in your phone
book, you need to
allow the phone to dry. Don't try putting the battery back on to see if
it works as this would
risk damaging the phone with a short circuit.
Leaving your phone in a bowl of dry rice will help to expedite

5. Heat your Phone. Apply enough heat to your phone
to cause the water to evaporate without waterlogging
your digital
screen. One of the best things you can do to save a cell phone is to set
it on the back of your
computer monitor or TV screen over the heat
vents. This is usually the perfect amount of heat to fix your
The convection action of the heat vents will help carry away the
moisture in your phone. Leave the
phone on the heat for at least 2-3
days. Another option is to leave it overnight in the oven on warm (make
to take off the battery first).

6. Test your Phone. After you
have waited 3 days, make sure everything is clean and dry looking and
the battery to the phone and see if it works. If your phone does not
work repeat step 4. If it still
won't work, try taking your cell
phone to an authorized dealer. Sometimes they can fix it.
Tips :

Don't put the battery on for at least 3 days or longer if your digital
screen is foggy.
* Place a piece of satin finish scotch tape over
your water damage sticker before you drop your cell phone in the water
to prevent the
water damage sticker from voiding your warranty. This
sticker can usually be found under your battery. It's a small round
white sticker,
possibly with dots on it. If this sticker gets ??? it
changes color and your phone is marked for water damage.
* Remove the
tape if you ever have to return your phone for repairs or warranty.
(See the note in the 'Warnings' section about doing this!)
* The best
way to dry out your phone is to place it in front of an air conditioner
or air conditioning vent. Cold air won't damage your
phone (hot air
can warp or in extreme cases even melt plastic), and air from an air
conditioner is dry, and so will evaporate water faster
than you might
think (which is why a car air conditioner will de-mist the windshield
so effectively, even if the engine hasn't warmed up
yet). Warm air
from a reverse-cycle air conditioner works even better, of course. If
you dry your phone in this way overnight it should be
fine by the
* Use a hairdryer set on warm; it won't melt your head so
your phone should be safe.
* Use a food dehydrator.
* Use the oven
on the warm setting (make sure to take out the battery)


* Don't heat the battery or it could leak acid. If you use an
oven or hairdryer, make sure to remove the battery first.
* If you
use alcohol make sure to do so outside, and do not apply heat in any
form, not even the gentle heat of a monitor. Do not hook
up the
bettery till the alcohol smell dissipates.
* Do not apply heat to
your phone other than mentioned above. You don't want to melt or burn
your phone.
* Warranty fraud is naughty! If you dropped your phone in
the can with your other 'droppings'--are you really going to send it in
for a
warranty tech to have to open? Yuck!
* FYI, Most modern
phones have more than one liquid damage indicator on them, only one
visible to you (and sales/technician
agents), and chances are, if the
sticker under the battery is triggered (or would be, with the scotch
tape trick), then the odds are that the
internal stickers you can't
access are tripped as well. This will still result in you paying a
voided-warranty fee in the long run, and it may
be best to just learn
from your mistake (and not make it more financially severe!).
* Even
if all these steps are followed, minerals dissolved in the water can
precipitate on solder and component pins, causing
corrosion or
shorting. Components pins are packed so closely together in a modern
cell phone that even a small encrustation can
create a short,
rendering the phone inoperable



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Post by ram66696 on Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:53 pm

thanks to yor info brother


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