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following to step by step:- 1 Take the phone out of the water assoon as possible . The plastic covers on cell phones are fairly tight, but water can enter the phone in a just a few seconds of time. Grab your phone quickly, and turn it off immediately, as leaving it on can cause it to short circuit – if it has been in water, assume it is waterlogued whether it is still working or not. 2 Your phone may not be too damaged if you take it out of the water right away . A longer period ofimmersion, such as being in the washing machine cycle, is more cause for alarm. It is still worth tryingthe following steps to attempt saving the phone, before giving up. Note: If the phone is connected to a wall charger and is also submerged in water, do not attempt to remove itfrom the water. Seek a professional immediately to ask the proper steps to do this safely (as in turning off a main power switch, or similar action). Electricity and water do not mix and can result in electrical shock.However, if your phone was NOT connected to a wall charger but fell into water, remove the phone from the water as quickly as possible, and proceed with the next few steps. Note: Acting quickly can make all thedifference in being able to save your phone from water damage, howeverdon't panic. Maintaining a level headis key to working more efficiently under pressure. 3 After removing the phone from water, quickly gather some paper towels or soft cloths to lay the phoneon while you remove the battery cover and battery . This is one of the most important steps to saving it. Many circuits inside the phone will survive immersion in water provided they are not attached to a power source (battery) when wet. [1] Note: To find out if the phone is truly water damaged, check the corner near where the battery is – there should be a white square or circle, with or without red lines. If this is pink or red, your phone has water damage. Note: Quickly read the manual to your phone if you're not sure how to remove the battery. 4 Remove the SIM card if your phone has one . Some or all of your valuablecontacts (along with other data) could be stored on your SIM. For many people, this could be more valuable and worthy of saving than the phone itself. SIM cards survive water damage well, but getting it out immediately makes good sense. Pat it dry and set it aside to dry out until you reconnectyour phone to your cell network again. (If your phone does not have aSIM card, skip this step). 5 Remove all other peripherals such as ear buds, memory cards, as well asany phone cases or protective covers . Remove all plugs that cover the gaps, slots, and crevices in the phone to expose them to air drying.
Posted: 15-04-2013 @ 16:49:36
just open the phone completely and keep it dry in the sun - except the display.
Posted: 12-04-2013 @ 20:28:40
I think if this situation occured in front oe me I will just first of all try to dry up the battery of my mobile and then i will try to operate it
Posted: 12-04-2013 @ 14:04:51
Don't try to switch on the phone the phone just after dropped in water.First you open the phone cover and remove the battery of the cell phone.go to the sun rays and take the phone and battery out in the sun ray and dry it hard and when your phone is dry then go to the custumer care or you can try to open the phone himself.
Posted: 11-04-2013 @ 00:30:42
welcome to learn in short , just unscrew your drenched phone ,do not press any button , remove the battery , wipe it off as much as you can , and put the phone and the battery into the rise bag for a day or overnight , there are 90 percent chances here , its my personal experience , ALL THE BEST .!
Posted: 10-04-2013 @ 10:20:33
following to step by step:- 1 Take the phone out of the water assoon as possible . The plastic covers on cell phones are fairly tight, but water can enter the phone in a just a few seconds of time. Grab your phone quickly, and turn it off immediately, as leaving it on can cause it to short circuit – if it has been in water, assume it is waterlogued whether it is still working or not. 2 Your phone may not be too damaged if you take it out of the water right away . A longer period ofimmersion, such as being in the washing machine cycle, is more cause for alarm. It is still worth tryingthe following steps to attempt saving the phone, before giving up. Note: If the phone is connected to a wall charger and is also submerged in water, do not attempt to remove itfrom the water. Seek a professional immediately to ask the proper steps to do this safely (as in turning off a main power switch, or similar action). Electricity and water do not mix and can result in electrical shock.However, if your phone was NOT connected to a wall charger but fell into water, remove the phone from the water as quickly as possible, and proceed with the next few steps. Note: Acting quickly can make all thedifference in being able to save your phone from water damage, howeverdon't panic. Maintaining a level headis key to working more efficiently under pressure. 3 After removing the phone from water, quickly gather some paper towels or soft cloths to lay the phoneon while you remove the battery cover and battery . This is one of the most important steps to saving it. Many circuits inside the phone will survive immersion in water provided they are not attached to a power source (battery) when wet. [1] Note: To find out if the phone is truly water damaged, check the corner near where the battery is – there should be a white square or circle, with or without red lines. If this is pink or red, your phone has water damage. Note: Quickly read the manual to your phone if you're not sure how to remove the battery. 4 Remove the SIM card if your phone has one . Some or all of your valuablecontacts (along with other data) could be stored on your SIM. For many people, this could be more valuable and worthy of saving than the phone itself. SIM cards survive water damage well, but getting it out immediately makes good sense. Pat it dry and set it aside to dry out until you reconnectyour phone to your cell network again. (If your phone does not have aSIM card, skip this step). 5 Remove all other peripherals such as ear buds, memory cards, as well asany phone cases or protective covers . Remove all plugs that cover the gaps, slots, and crevices in the phone to expose them to air drying.
Posted: 08-04-2013 @ 12:21:20
Take the phone out asap ,use a dryer,it will absorb all the water.Using towels and pressing it will make situations worse as that wont help in getting rid of the water thats between the buttons. then put the phone up side down. This will help!
Posted: 08-04-2013 @ 12:10:49
at first take out the mobile into water and switch off (when in on).. don't press the buttons because it may be blast...... so remove the battery and dry it... don't plce in sunlight for dry it... after few hours insert battery and switch on....suppose not on it ic board may be affect. take it to the service center............
Posted: 07-04-2013 @ 23:14:49



Firstly shake for 10 to 20 seconds smoothly then switch off the mobile and then remove pannel,battery,simcard .don't switch on the mobile for 20 minutes.then the phone and circuit boards are smoothly cleaned with a paper napkin.then go to medical shop and buy surgical spirit or shaving loshon or u-d-kolone or kolone is sprayed on mobile they will makes all moisture in mobile as vapour and saves mobile
Posted: 09-02-2013 @ 19:43:53
remove phone's bettery first and dry it
Posted: 22-01-2013 @ 07:39:55
remove phone's bettery first and dry it
Posted: 10-12-2012 @ 16:36:23
watch this video to repair a cell phone after dropping in water, link is given http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw_HMsRrS88
Posted: 10-10-2012 @ 20:16:06
Simple steps to follow: 1. Never touch any buttons after it dropped into water. 2.Remove all the removable parts like case,cover,keypad...etc. 3.place it under sun and let it dry till all the moisture in phone gets dried. 4. Wipe all the parts of the phone with a dry cloth. 5.Now assemble the hone and try start it. 6.If phone works fine, then no problem. But if it malfunctions, Immediately give it to a service center.
Posted: 09-10-2012 @ 18:08:15
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.Remove the battery. This is one of the most important steps. Don't take time to think about it; electricity and water do not mix. Cutting power to your phone is a crucial first step in saving it. Many circuits inside the phone will survive immersion in water provided they are not attached to a power source when wet.Remove the SIM card if you have a GSM carrier. Some or all of your valuable contacts (along with other data) could be stored on your SIM. For many people, this could be more worth saving than the phone itself. SIM cards survive water damage well, but some of the following steps might damage it, so getting it out immediately makes good sense. Just pat it dry and leave it aside until you need to connect your phone to your cellular network. (This step does not apply to CDMA carriers such as Verizon, Alltel, US Cellular, Sprint, etc.) Remove all other peripherals and covers that can be removed. Remove any covers and external connectors to open up as many gaps, slots, and crevices in the phone as possible. Dry your phone. If there is even one drop of water left inside, it can ruin your phone by corroding it and making the wrong contact. Obviously you need to remove as much of the water as soon as possible, to prevent it from easing its way into the phone: Use a vacuum cleaner if possible. If you want to try and suck the liquid out of the inner parts of the phone, try using a vacuum cleaner. Remove all residual moisture by drawing it away with a vacuum cleaner held over the affected areas for up to 20 minutes, in each accessible area (take it in turns with a friend). This is the fastest method and can completely dry out your phone and get it working in thirty minutes. However, unless the exposure to water was extremely short, it's not recommended to attempt to turn your phone on this soon. Be careful not to hold the vacuum too close to the phone, as a vacuum can create static electricity, which is even worse for the phone. 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 or desiccant (or if you were not able to use either method), 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.
Posted: 01-10-2012 @ 16:06:13
Hi, another method that will work faster. I've only used it once to rescue a friends phone - but all went very well. Do this at own risk of course, but this method repaired a broken phone and didn't damage screen or anthing... Follow the first steps in this instructable (get it out of the water ASAP, take out battery)... then submerge your phone in pure alcohol. Yeah, I know it seems strange but let me explain: The alcohol level should be as high as you can get (I used 90%). The trick is that the alcohol will 'pull' the water out of your phone and dissolve it, while the alcohol won't damage it. Only leave your phone in for about 30 seconds or so, move it around a bit while it's under to make sure the alcohol gets everywhere. Let the alcohol evaporate completely (like 30 minutes) before reassembling the phone.
Posted: 28-07-2012 @ 15:07:13
firstly clean the outer surface which is in contact with water with dry clothes . secondly don't switch on the phone keep it in sunlight with its back cover open . thirdly use the external torch light (not the phone torch light) to throw light on the mobile screen to see is there is any traces for water droplets if present keep it in sunlight until the droplets disappear and remember keep it with back cover open and open one should expose to sunlight so that the moisture may escape .
Posted: 20-07-2012 @ 18:53:25
by immediately admitting it govt. hospitals's icu. :-D
Posted: 19-07-2012 @ 18:49:45