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How to Save a Cell Phone Dropped in Water

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Written by LarrWayne Poteete   

Even though the price of cell phones has come down due to competition, saving a cell phone from ruin, can save time shopping for another cell phone. Retrieving the same phone number for a new cell phone, may also be time consuming, and perhaps impossible, with some cell phone companies.

(1) If a cell phone is dropped in water, get it out of the water as soon as possible. Too many seconds in the water, can mean total ruin for a cell phone.

(2) Work quickly, but do not turn off the cell phone by pressing the on off switch. Remove the battery cover and take out the cell phone battery. This will turn the cell phone off. Attempting to turn a wet cell phone off by pressing the on off button, may ruin the phone. (Pressing the off button of a wet cell phone, is asking it to do an electronic function, while its electronic parts are wet. It is also unlikely, the phone will turn off with the on off button, anyway, while it is still wet).

(3) After you have removed the battery from the phone, wipe the enterior of the battery department to absorb moisture. A dry soft tissue or cloth is good for this job, if one is available.

(4) Leave the battery and cover off the phone, until the phone has had time to dry. Moisture, on the window screen, is an indication moisture is still inside the phone.

(5) Do not assume there is no moisture in the phone, just because no moisture appears in the phone's display window.

(6) In order to dry a wet phone quickly, for almost immediate use, you can place it in sun light or use a hair dryer. Otherwise, drying time may take several minutes to a few hours, depending on the temperature and humidity of the atmosphere. (Trying to use a cell phone too quickly, may damage the phone permanently).

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