WATER DAMAGE??? DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO... OR WHAT NOT TO DO?!!
It's considered an "emergency" in the phone repair industry. Most shops won't touch them because they aren't worth their time, and the ones that "do water repair" don't really know what that means. So what they will do is open it up, swap out the battery and see if it works. THIS IS NOT HOW WATER DAMAGE IS TREATED.... There is many MANY more parts/steps to the repair.
They most likely are causing it a lot more damage and costing you a lot more money by just swapping the battery!
So here are is what you need to do if you are unlucky enough to have a water damaged phone or tablet etc....
1. If it didn't already short out and turn off by itself, then TURN IT OFF, AND OR REMOVE THE BATTERY, if you have a device that you can still do that with.
2. DO NOT TRY TO TURN IT ON.
3. DO NOT PLUG IT IN TO ANYTHING.
I have to SMH (shake my head) when I hear people say they already have tried that, because you wouldn't try plugging in your blow dryer or your toaster if it fell in a full sink/tub of water now would you??!! NO!! So why do you think it is ok to do so with your phone? Your phone is prolly a $600-$1000++ device, why would you even risk that and risk damaging more components within the phone or permanently?
DO NOT PLUG IT IN. You will save yourself a ton of $$$!
3. DO NOT PUT IT IN RICE! As you can see from the pic I posted. Rice is a myth, an old wives-tale! If it really would work, the rice would be soft, mushy (cooked) rice if it was really absorbing all of that water! Rice is for eating, not electronics.
4. BRING IT IN IMMEDIATELY!!! I want the phone while it's still soaking wet, preferably.
5. Then, HAVE SOME PATIENCE PLEASE. As it's not an easy or fast process to clean, troubleshoot, diagnose and repair the device.
• Here at iDoc Phone Repair we have all the "proper" equipment and knowledge to handle the water damage to your device!!
• Your device will be completely disassembled and cleaned using our specialized cleaning equipment purchased specifically for water damaged devices.
• Most people believe that letting it sit overnight or for a day or two by a fan, in rice or whichever method, that it's adequate time for it to dry out.... WRONG. This causes further damage to the phone and I've opened a phone up a month later and it still has sitting water in it! These phones are sealed well. Yes water can and will get into them fast through the speaker holes, charging port, headphone jack and buttons Etc!!! (Like anything you put underwater... The pressure from the water will fill it right up!! Like when putting a cup upside down in the water, then if you flip it over, the water rushes right in! That's what happens to your phone, but it's coming in from all sides!) But the water/moisture has no way to escape (and there's no pressure to push the water out).
• How much? It's $79 for the cleaning and diagnostic. I guarantee it will be much much more if these steps are not taken.
•PLEASE just buck up and understand that $79 is NOTHING compared to the cost of having to buy a new phone or having to pay $300-$400++ to have it repaired well after the incident occurred!! BRING IT IN IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!
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