It’s often difficult to realize the damage that water can do to your phone. But it is crucial that you take care of your phone in case it gets wet. If you’re wondering what to do about a water-damaged phone, read this blog for helpful tips.
How To Fix Water Damaged Phone
1. Take out the SIM card
In case your phone is damaged by water, you need to take out the SIM card. This will help you to prevent further damage to the phone. Just remember that it’s very important to keep hold of your phone’s warranty card in case you’re wondering what to do about a water-damaged phone.
2. Put on a pair of Gloves and Rubber Gloves
Remove the battery from your phone and then remove the screws on both sides of the back cover using a screwdriver. Then remove both pieces using a pry tool such as a flathead screwdriver. Make sure that you don’t leave any sharp edges on your phone’s back cover after removing it. Also, make sure that there are no sharp edges that can damage other parts of your phone while taking them out of their place inside the device.
3. Remove Battery and Back Cover
Once you have removed both pieces, remove all screws from inside your device with a screwdriver or with your fingers if they are not too tight yet. After removing all screws, take out all components and put them aside in some safe place (e.g., in plastic bags). You can do this by putting each component into its own plastic bag before removing them from inside your device one by one. If you don’t have separate bags for different components, it is best that you put them into one big bag before removing them from inside the device so that they don’t get mixed up with other components.
4. Take out the Battery
Now you can remove the battery from inside your device. This is very important because it will help you to prevent further damage to your phone. After removing the battery, remove any accessories that are connected to it using a screwdriver or by putting them into their own plastic bags for safekeeping. Now put the battery in another plastic bag for safekeeping and keep it in a place where nobody would accidentally touch it or get wet by accident (e.g., in a plastic bag). You should also keep these bags somewhere safe and dry so that they don’t get damaged by water or any other liquid or material (e.g., alcohol). It’s also best that you keep all these components together in one place so that they won’t be mixed up with other components after removing them from inside your device one by one. If you don’t have separate bags for different components, it is best that you put them into one big bag before removing them from inside the device so that they don’t get mixed up with other components after removing them from inside your device one by one.
5. Remove Internal Components
It’s time now to remove all internal components such as chips, camera, speakers, etc., from inside your phone using tweezers and/or pliers if necessary. Use pliers only if there are no small screws that can fit into tweezers (e.g., screws on the motherboard and below the screen).
The possible problems that can arise
1. You can’t turn on your phone or it will turn on by itself.
2. Your phone won’t turn on at all.
3. Your phone will start to work then stop working again after a few seconds or minutes.
4. The screen is blank and you can’t see anything through it, though the buttons are still working fine (e.g., you can use the touch screen and press any button).
5. The touch screen doesn’t work at all (no matter whether it is working normally or not).
6. There are random dots or lines on your phone’s display (e.g., random dots or lines appear randomly in certain places of the screen but not elsewhere).
7. When you connect the charger, your device starts to work immediately even if it was dropped before that and there was no power left in the battery (this could be due to bad contact with internal components such as chips, camera, speakers, etc.).
8. When you try to turn on your device after connecting the charger, there is a sudden drop in temperature which may damage your internal components if they are still wet inside your device (this could be due to bad contact with internal components such as chips, camera, speakers, etc.).
After removing all internal components, you should now have a fully dry phone which is ready to be put back together. If your phone is still wet, you’ll need to take it in for repair.
1. What can I do if my phone is not working at all?
The first thing you need to do is to check whether your phone is still wet inside or not. If it is still wet, take it in for repair.
2. Is there a way that I can tell if my device is still wet inside?
If the problem occurs after removing all components (e.g., no screen and no touch screen), then it means that your device has been fully dried out and will work normally now (it may start to work properly again after a few seconds once you turn on your device).
3. Is there a way that I can tell if my device has been fully dried out?
If the problem occurs when you turn on your phone after connecting the charger, then there’s a possibility that internal components are still wet inside your phone (e.g., chips, camera, speakers, etc.). You may need to take your device in for repair if this happens again.
4. What should I do before putting my device back together?
Before putting the internal components back into their original places inside your device, make sure that they are completely dry by wiping them off with a piece of cloth or paper towel and make sure that they are completely aligned with each other before putting them back into their original places inside the phone (otherwise they won’t fit properly). Also, make sure that all screws are tightened properly before putting them back into their original places inside the phone (otherwise they might fall into place when you put your phone back together).
5. What should I do when putting my device back together?
You may need to make sure that all screws are tightened properly before putting the device back together. Also, some devices have a battery that is built into a separate case (e.g., iPhone 4S and iPhone 5). When putting these devices back together, make sure that the battery is fully inserted into its place before you put your device back together, or else it might not work properly.