Philadelphia…Has Your Cell Phone Taken a Bath?

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You’re holding your phone, maybe near a sink full of dishes, maybe it isn’t such a sunny day in Philadelphia, maybe you are walking along the banks of the Schuylkill River and your phone decides it’s warm enough to go for a quick dip- suddenly, your phone is dripping wet and your in panic mode. It happens to the best of us, and if your one of the many whose phone is now a little soggy, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First and foremost, don’t let your panic take over and drop your phone in water again! Just kidding! But seriously, try not to let that happen. Once in the water is bad enough!

Drop your cell phone in water?
Drop your cell phone in water?

After removing your phone from the water, take a look at it to see if it is still powered on, if it is NOT, leave it powered off and do not attempt to power back on as this could lead to further damage. If it is on, make sure to power it off as soon as possible. Electrical current running through the phone when it is wet and cause fatal short circuits and damage that can not be repaired. For this reason, it is important to also remove the battery as soon as possible, and do not attempt to put it back in the phone until you are sure it is completely dry. Though it may be tempting to try to plug your phone in or power it on to check and see if it or is not working, this is something you should absolutely NOT do. It is important to seek repair as soon as possible in the event of a water damaged phone, but if for some reason this is not possible, try setting your phone in rice. This method will not reverse any damage that has already been done, however, it will begin the process of drying the phone out, and will certainly not harm it any further.

Dry rice- not only for throwing on people who were just married.
Dry rice- not only for throwing on people who were just married.

Philadelphia, don’t let a wet cell phone, ruin your day. We here at uBreakiFix are dedicated to doing everything we can to make your water damaged phone as good as new, often in the same day! Come and let us take a look, we are located at 157 E. Swedesford Rd. Wayne, PA 19087.

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