Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday Tips- Dry out electronics that took an unexpected bath


I thought this was a very widely known common POSSIBLE solution for drying out your iPhone, camera or other electronic device if it unwillingly takes a quick dip in the pool, bathtub or toilet- but it happened recently and I was surprised that no one I mentioned it to knew about it!

This is in no way a 100% / guarantee that the item will get all the way dry or even ever work again- so the first and most important tip here is, if we're talking about your phone BACK IT UP- talk to your wireless service provider to make sure any activity (contacts, photos, calendar) that you want to be backed up/saved in case the phone is destroyed- ask them how to do this.

I know three people personally that this has worked for (one iPod and two iPhones), but for us... (see the above photo) it was not an all-the-way fix. The camera does still work and takes BETTER photos than it did, but it is not like new...

If a little water gets in to your device- take out the battery and any memory card.
Pour some rice into a bowl- just a small layer.
Add the phone, iPod, or camera.
Cover with rice and leave for 24 hours.
HOPEFULLY the rice will draw out and absorb any moisture in the item.

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PLEASE POST A COMMENT WITH ANY TRIED & TRUE METHODS YOU HAVE FOR DRYING OUT PHONES, MP3 PLAYERS, CAMERAS ETC!! MUCH APPRECIATED!! 

3 comments:

Erin said...

Silica gel, those little packets that come in new shoe boxes, also works to dry things out. I save them whenever I get them just in case. I've also heard it helps silver from tarnishing!

Beth G. @SweetLifeKitchen said...

fabulous tip!! YAY silica gell being good for something :D

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