The tragedy happens: We have dropped the phone into the water and it is not those with IP68 certification capable of holding it submerged for a few minutes, but a phone that only supports splashes and little else. The causes are not important but acting quickly. Right now, time is key and putting a rescue plan into action becomes essential if we don’t want to end up using one of those ‘old’ terminals that we had at home just in case. If you have dropped phone in water wont charge, you must follow these steps quickly, especially if it has been on the beach since sea salt is a very powerful corrosive.
Follow to steps to fix dropped phone in water wont charge.
The most obvious, getting the terminal out of where it is submerged as soon as possible is crucial, and the fewer seconds it takes, the more opportunities we will have. If it was off, don’t turn it on. If it has turned off, do not turn it on to see if it still works. And if it is still on, do not start operating it, just remove the battery quickly, since the electrical contacts of the phone in connection with the water that has entered it can cause a short circuit. And if we see sparks jump, then we must abandon all hope.
The problem is that many current phones have a built-in battery, so opening it is a complicated task. If the mobile is a removable battery, look for the so-called Water damage sensor. It should be through the battery hole and consists of a white dot or square that if the phone gets wet, it changes color. This is a security measure that manufacturers put in place for a user to abuse the warranty. If it has changed color, then the warranty is no longer valid and we must try to resuscitate it ourselves. Take this moment also to remove the SIM and microSD card if it had. Anything that can be removed from the mobile, such as cases, covers, covers, external connector, take it away.
Now comes the first phase of drying. It is best to place the mobile on a cloth and remove it little by little with another cloth or some absorbent paper. You must move it as little as possible, so that the water does not spread, and check small drops in holes such as the charging port, the plug for the headphones, etc.
If you have a vacuum cleaner, do not hesitate to pass it to the terminal, in this way, you can suck any remaining liquid that has been left inside, where we do not reach the cloth. With this method, you could dry a mobile in about 30 minutes. But if you don’t have it, don’t be tempted to use a hairdryer. There indeed are those who recommend it, but the problem is that the heat can be excessive for the mobile’s internal components, and the effect of blowing air that makes a dryer can put possible water remains inside.
After making sure that we can no longer dry it by ourselves, it is time to let nature do and follow the indication that has gone viral online: Put the smartphone in rice. Rice certainly helps absorb moisture. And some have revived phones like this and others who have not worked for them. The idea is that you put the mobile in a bag with rice or, if anything, with one of those silica gel bags with anti-humidity balls that come when we buy a case, a suitcase, etc. Put the phone in and leave it for a period of 24 to 48 hours to make sure. And rotate it from time to time so that moisture is absorbed from everywhere.
This is an extra step that you may or may not take. After taking out the mobile, you can try to place it for a few hours on an absorbent material such as napkins, kitchen paper, wipes, etc., and leave it in the sun but watching and being careful.
The moment of truth: After waiting a minimum of 24 hours, but the battery and try to turn it on. If nothing happens, remove the battery and plug the phone into the charger. If it lights up, it is the battery that is wrong. If it doesn’t light up, it’s because we couldn’t save it. If it turns on and you see that it sounds strange, it is that you still have some water left right in the speaker. For this, there is an amazing app that draws water from the speaker of your mobile.