Saving Your Phone from Water Damage
It’s safe to say that you have probably experienced a water damaged phone or know someone who has. In fact it’s one of the most common reasons people seek professional phone repair services. Before you attempt to try sketchy online DIY repair methods or think you have to buy a brand new phone, have an expert at a local Fix My Phone examine the possible damage to see if it can be fixed.
What is Water Damage?
Water damage happens when your phone has a direct impact with water or moisture. This commonly occurs from dropping your phone into a rain puddle or after taking your phone into the bathroom while showering. Water damage is one of the most prevalent issues that phone users will eventually have to deal with at one time or another. Fortunately, if the right measures are acted upon, your phone can be saved from water damage.
How Can I Check If My Phone Has Water Damage?
If you notice your phone is not properly working and you think water damage may be the culprit, don’t panic. One of the first things you can test is the LDI, Liquid Damage Indicator, typically located on or beneath the battery. Most water indicators are normally white or white with red x’s when undamaged and will turn a pink color when wet. If your indicator has become activated, the damage might be halted and reversed. Just bring your phone down to Fix My Phone for further examination. Remember, the longer you wait the more damage the phone might incur.
Common Signs of Water Damage
The LDI is the easiest way to identify water damage. Other common signs include the battery failing to hold a charge or the total loss of the ability to charge at all. Some less obvious signs include screen malfunctioning, the inability to listen to music through the headphone jack or being unable to power-on your phone. If you have noticed any of these signs, do not waste any more time because they can worsen. Our experts will be able to correctly diagnose the issue and possibly fix any damage before it gets to the point of being irrecoverable.
Do At Home Fixes Work?
If you search online you will be able to find all kinds of at home fixes ranging from practical to obscured solutions, but do these actually work? Our team has investigated many of these DIY fixes such as running multiple cold air hair dryers at different angles, to covering a phone in rice or soaking a phone in alcohol. After trying multiple DIY solutions, Fix My Phone experts found mixed results, but nothing that could be considered ‘conclusive’ or that we could ethically recommend. Before you try any DIY repair, it’s advisable to get a proper diagnosis.
Fix Your Water Damaged Phone with Fix My Phone
If you’ve dropped your phone in water or spilled a drink over your device, drop by Fix My Phone to see if we can diagnose and repair your Android, Blackberry, Windows or iPhone smartphone. In just a few minutes, we’ll let you know your options and hopefully save you from having to buy a new phone. Contact Fix My Phone today to see how we can help.