So You Dropped Your Phone In The Toilet

One of the great accidents with electronics is the fact that occasionally you will have an accident with them and say , drop them into the toilet or other expanse of water , think washing machine.

So what do you do.

  • First remove from the phone everything you can , battery , plastic covers , memory card
  • Now dry the phone as best you can using towels , paper towels etc
  • Then use a vacuum cleaner ( carefully ) on the phone to draw the moisture out of the phone , use of a hairdryer or the oven can damage the electrics
  • Then place it in a jar of rice

The rice will hopefully draw the moisture out of the phone

How long should you leave it in the jar of rice?

  • If you want it to have the best chance of recovery 2- 3 weeks

This also works on iPods , iPhones etc and gives you a chance of recovery because as we know electronics and water do not mix.

You may still have to get your phone fixed by a repairer. 

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