Saturday, May 17, 2008

What do you do when ..

...your expensive mobile phone or iPod or even iPhone gets wet in the rain or drops in the wash basin? What is your next step? Cry? or buy a new one?

Such accidents are uncommon and most warranty does not cover water damage. So what will you do to revive that 'drowned' gadget? The answer is in your very own kitchen.

This was shared with CQ and now CQ will share with you readers - you may need it some day hehehe

Power off the device if it's not off yet and completely cover the mobile phone or iPod in a bowl of rice. Rice being a natural dessicant will help absorb the excess moisture. Let it covered for at least 24 hours and Do Not try to charge the device.

If your gadget has a removable battery, dry it separately to speed up the drying process.

This home remedy is cheap and worth giving it a try before you rush to the store to get a replacement. It may save you those $$$.

Some people have managed to fixed their wet phone after letting their devices soaked overnight in a bowl of uncooked rice.

hmmm anyway CQ will try to prevent rather than cure the phone ...but you can never know when accidents will strike! huhu ..


Hazim Lee said...

ooorrrrr. register your insured your handphone. That way, if anything happens to your phone, as long as you have the receipt then the company will replace you with a new phone at free cost! hehe if only there is one in Brunei...

CiliQueen said...

Yup! if only there's such a thing here hehe ...

AzAzura said...

waaa like this also can huh! thanks ! thats a great petua!