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What to Do When Your Gadget Gets Wet

Spectr News Theme Victoria Tunggono
10, March 2016

Water is a good electrical conductor that makes it the main enemy for gadgets. Touching water can cause short-circuit and damage the gadget. But this can be avoided if you do the following 5 steps when your gadget gets wet. These won’t guarantee a 100% recovery but at least will help from the worse condition. Check these out!

1. Get the Gadget Away from the Water Source
The first thing to do is keeping the gadget away from the water. This way, you can avoid more water to get into the gadget.

2. Pull out the Battery and SIM Card
If your gadget uses removable battery, detach it immediately, as well as the SIM card. The battery is the power source of a gadget and is possibly the main source for the short circuit when it gets in touch with water. If your battery is not removable, move on to the next step.

3. Dry the Gadget
Dry the gadgets, inside out by using dry towel or cloth. You can take the gadget apart to dry each of the components inside. But remember to avoid drying it with hair dryer because the hot air delivered is dangerous to the electronic circuit inside the gadget.

4. Soak in the Silica Gel or Rice
If you buy shoes or other household, you must get this small white bag with Silica Gel written on it. Don’t throw it away because it can be useful, like drying your gadget. Soak the gadget with the Silica Gel in an airtight compartment. If you don’t have the Silica Gel, you can use rice because it is also a good water absorber. For more optimal result, cover your gadget with thin paper so the remains of the wet rice won’t stick to your gadget components.

5. Use Alcohol
Because the alcohol has the natural properties of being volatile and cannot conduct electricity, it can be used to replace the water inside your gadget. Pour your gadget with water slowly in small amount. Then let stand until the alcohol evaporates. You need to take note that the alcohol you can use is the one that used distilled water with isopropyl alcohol specification with a concentration of 95%.

Victoria Tunggono
Victoria Tunggono