How Do I Save My Wet Cell Phone?

How Do I Save My Wet Cell Phone?

Gregory Han
Jun 2, 2011

Q: I really need your help, Unplggd! I dropped my cell phone into the pool while bending down to check the water today. My Blackberry is soaking wet and it's not turning on. Is there any way my life line can work again? I don't want to buy (yet another) new phone!

Sent by Leslie

Editor - We'd direct you over to last year's Home Hacks, where we shared this tip: How To Dry Out (and Hopefully Save) Wet Electronics . It only requires common household items and a bit of patience. The secret of resuscitating drown electronics is to be thorough and patient…being lax in either case can result in a failed attempt to revive your device.

If that doesn't work, or isn't fast enough for you, you could give this retail solution a dry…a try. The Dry-All Emergency Kit supposedly works in just 6 hours time, instead of the 1-3 days using the technique mentioned above, utilizing humidity-sucking microbeads that can be reused up to 5 times.

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