21 October, 2014

What to do if you drop your mobile into water

First, stay calm and act quickly, take it out of the water and remove the battery, the chances of recovering a long time is decreased if the battery; internal short circuit could be damaging and irrecoverable watching it later.

Then it is best to disarm as much as possible (there are numerous online manuals how to disarm the different terminals) and give heat with a hair, but not too hot as to melt XD.
If you act fast, you will probably only get wet surface. Remove the battery, and if you see it completely dry inside, you can dry it with a hairdryer. You were lucky this time! XD
(This document was translated using Google Translator from the original spanish article)

Once disarmed (without battery or SIM and memory card and lost everything you can) you can opt for the easy solution, which gives a result most of the time, which is putting it in a closed rice for several days container, at least one week if you have not disarmed lot, or at least 3 days if you separate all the pieces, until it is dry. Rice is the desiccant (moisture absorbing) cheaper there. 
It is most effective, if you have got it, the silica gel in the form of balls of silicon dioxide, absorbing the very effective moisture, and usually in the form of paper bags in shoe boxes, plugs drugs some quality diapers (eg Dodot), etc.
If you turn it on before it happens enough, internal shorts (water conducts electricity) can damage it irreversibly, so you have to be patient; it is preferable to stay without moving one week stay forever without it.

The other option, before putting it in rice, is to clean the contacts with a toothbrush dipped in isopropyl alcohol (to remove suspended matter from the water), and distilled algua (which has suspended material which then produce false contacts).
Once this is done, and drying with the dryer, to withdraw all the moisture it can quedarle, you put a few days in rice, and this will work to absorb the remaining moisture.

More details on this website (click) .

In the following pictures you can see how the water sensor a Gallaxy Mini (a white paper with water or moisture turns red) is on; warranty does not cover these cases.

Samsung Mini Gallaxy disarmed
It has a connector to the screen to be released, along with the camera, to separate the display board.

And so better dry everywhere.

Once you release the display board, Unleash the 4 small screws that tie the chapita having to avoid interference; sure it has water droplets inside. Make use isopropyl alcohol and a toothbrush to thoroughly clean traces of water and then apply the hair well.
To be sure there is no moisture, leave it a few days decommissioned in rice. Then you clean with a soft cloth carefully, without mount, you can try to connect the screen and battery, holding it with one hand in place against the copper contacts to test whether activated by pressing the button on the side:

If so, you can and ride it!

In any case, if the mobile after being disarmed and completely dry, if running water inside may have suffered shorts to spoil any of its microchips, rendering it unusable. In that case, the only way to fix it is to change the entire motherboard, which tends to be more economical than buying a new one (the screen is one of the most expensive mobile parts). Luck!

And if you do not want to happen again, consider buy a mobile waterproof and dust as the Sony Xperia Z (but do not ever soak it in water to "prove" what does your secrecy ... I have warned !:

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