Just dropped my cell phone in water now what?

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(Last Updated On: August 12, 2013)

Hello iWorld,
We are often asked by our amazing customers from all over the country, “What is the best thing to do once my phone is exposed to water damage?”. iFixYouri has fixed phones that have been run through washing machines, dropped in toilets, fallen off boats, thrown in beer pong cups, swam in the pool, and even found in puddles the next day. Please follow these steps below to ensure the safety of your phone:

1) The phone needs to be turned off. This way there is no power running through the device. This will often cause long term damage. It’s not necessarily the water that causes the non repairable issues to your beloved iPhone, but if a component of the motherboard is shocked it is extremely difficult to repair.
2) Remove the moisture from inside the device. The best way to do this is by placing the phone in a bag of rice for 24 to 48 hours. Most people use a bag of rice since it is readily available. Silica can also be used however. Another tip is to remove your sim card tray to help with this process. We are located in Florida so I often suggest to fellow Floridians to leave the bag of rice on the dash of your car to help.
3) Once the device is dried out you can attempt to power up the device. Majority of times though corrosion has already built up on the motherboard and will need to be cleaned off. We use a fantastic ultrasonic and chemical cleaning process to accomplish this and have a 90% success rate. If the device does not power back on, there is still a great chance we can repair the device.

iFixYouri’s iphone water damage repair process has a 90% success rate and take anywhere from 1 to 5 business days. The repair typically runs about $29.99 for the cleaning process. Once we have a good working motherboard without any corrosion, rust, or other junk on it, we will install back in it’s original housing. If any additional parts are needed we will contact you with an estimate before we install any parts. We will also email you along the way with updates anytime one of our skilled professionals work on your device. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our water damage department at (888) 494-4349.
-Ryan @ iFixYouri