Friday, December 10, 2010

How to Dry Out Wet Cellphone (Electronic Device)

As an "IT guy", I get a lot of questions regarding ANYTHING with power. Sometimes, when people have their phones (or other devices) near liquid (or in the bathroom) they accidentally get the device wet. Not a little wet, rather soaked or submerged. Even I have experienced such a tragedy.

To "dry" the device out, put it in a ziploc baggie with dry rice. The rice will absorb the moisture from the device.

I have done this, and it worked. Mine was a remote control, but it worked.

If you have any experience with this, or know any other ways to accomplish this please post a comment.

1 comment:

Gabrael Burke said...

I find putting it in a (self defrosting) freezer in addition to the rice after the bulk of the moisture is out. Always a last ditch effort as expansion of frozen water can become a hindrance rather than a help.