So you dropped your phone in water…

So you dropped your phone in water…

What is the most common thing people think of when they drop their phone in water? “Hurry! Get it in rice!”. I don’t know where the idea of this “repair” came from, but unfortunately it’s not going to fix the problem. The best thing you can do is get it professionally repaired by a shop that has the proper tools to repair it. Water damaged phones need to be stripped down to the bare bones and cleaned properly for the best chance at a repair. If you leave your phone in rice overnight and then try to turn it on the next day, most likely your phone is going to short out from the water still trapped inside. The last thing you want to do is short out some of the components in your phone because that will require microsoldering which will get expensive. Phones nowadays have so many components on them with heatsheilds and BGA chips that water has many places to pool up and just sit there which will cause corrosion and further damage to your phone.

At Coleman’s Mod & Repair, we have the proper equipment to repair water damaged devices. We have ultrasonic cleaners, hot plates, microscopes, and other testing tools to get the job done right. Don’t try and save money thinking rice will fix the water damage. Do you really want to risk losing all your valuable pictures of kids, vacations, special moments, etc.?

Put an end to phones in rice!

I was prompted to write this blog post due to a recent interaction with a customer. She had come into our shop with a water damaged iPhone 4S in a bag of rice. Thankfully, the customer brought it in within 24 hours of the water damage occuring and we were able to successfully repair the phone. A very happy customer!

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