There is almost nothing more frustrating than dropping your mobile phone, expensive or otherwise, in water (particularly when you drop it in the toilet). Cellphones have become more than just a primary contact medium. You use them to surf the Internet, to browse social forums (such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebop), to search out local hot-spots and to manage your day-to-day agendas. Considering how much many people rely on them, losing a cellphone to water damage is almost worse than having your car stolen.
Remove the battery and any component parts (such as the SIM card or memory card) from the Verizon cellphone.
Place the phone and all of the component parts in a deep bowl.
Fill the bowl with dry, uncooked rice and completely cover the phone.
Allow the phone to sit in the rice overnight. After 24 hours have passed, remove the phone from the rice and put it back together.
Charge the Verizon phone completely and attempt to turn it on. If the phone still will not function properly, try the compressed-air method to remove all of the moisture.
Break down the Verizon Samsung cellphone and remove all of its component parts (such as battery and SIM card).
Place the cellphone on a dry towel, and dry the outside and all visible surfaces as much as possible with the towel.
Spray the phone with compressed air. Ensure that you don't bring the spray nozzle too close to the phone, as moisture seeps from the can. Start from the base of the phone and work your way up.
Wipe away any moisture that is released from the phone with the dry towel.
Allow the phone to air dry overnight. Reassemble it, charge it and try to turn the phone on. If the phone is still not functioning properly, try the Bheestie Bag method.
Bheestie Bag Method
Break down the Verizon Samsung phone and all of its component parts.
Open the Bheestie Bag and drop the cellphone and all of its parts in the bag.
Seal the bag and allow the cellphone to sit inside of it for 24 to 72 hours.
Remove the cellphone and all components from the bag. Reassemble it, charge it and turn on the phone. If the phone is still not working, you may have to send it back to the manufacturer for repair.
- Alcohol (rubbing or isopropyl) can be use to remove water from a phone, but you run the risk of damaging all of the components and connections within the phone due to alcohol's solvent nature.
- Do not use heat to dry out a cellphone. You will damage all of the electronics within the phone if you use a hair dryer, oven or clothes dryer.
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