Dry Your Wet Cell Phone. Rice??

Dry Your Wet Cell Phone. Rice??

A tip from Lyn Kolbig, a regular guest at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan park.

Take the phone out of the water as soon as possible. The plastic covers on cell phones are fairly tight, but water can enter the phone in a short period of time, perhaps only 20 seconds or less. Grab your phone quickly. Don’t switch the phone on, as this can cause it to short circuit – if it has been in water, assume it needs drying immediately whether or not it is working.

Don’t panic. Your phone will probably not be too damaged if you take it out of the water right away. A longer period of immersion, such as being in the washing machine cycle, will be cause for more alarm but it is still worth trying the following steps before giving up completely. Take the battery out immediately providing the battery can be accessed.

Use a substance with a high affinity for water to help draw out moisture. Leave the phone in a bowl or bag of uncooked rice overnight. The rice would absorb any remaining moisture.

Let the phone sit on absorbent towels, napkin, or other paper. After removing the phone from the rice, place the phone on absorbent material. Remember that the goal is to evacuate all of the moisture and humidity, not to trap it or add even more.

Test your phone. After you have waited at least 24 hours, or longer if possible, check to see that everything on and in your cell phone is clean and looks dry. Re-attach the battery to the phone. Try turning it on.

Then go out fishing at Karumba Point and catch a big Barramundi for lunch!!

 

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