While the idea of drying out your water damaged cellphone in a bag of rice sounds logical and is advice often provided by friends and family, it isn’t really a cure for cell phone water damage. In cases when water damage to your cellphone or smart phone has seemingly been reversed by immersing it in rice, the take away knowledge is that your phone wasn’t really as wet as you thought it was.
Water seeks its own level, and will travel inside your cell phone wherever it can find a path of least resistance. But water damage is fickle, and until you open up the case and disassemble the components, it’s impossible to detect the true nature of the cell phone water damage done to your device.
Trying to restore your cellphone is sometimes not economically feasible. With all the different models, manufacturing standards and component layouts, each wet phone and water damage case is unique for each wet electronic device.
Factors that determine whether cell phone water damage is “repairable” include the quantity of water that go inside the cellphone, the makeup of that water, quality of the water, what kind of water entered, whether the buttons were used after getting wet, and how charged the battery was at the time the cell phone got wet.
Nearly all wet phones can be fixed with enough time and money. But just like a totaled car after an auto accident, it’s not always economically feasible. Tech folks call these water damaged cellphones B.E.R, or “beyond economic recovery”. The labor and replacement parts costs outweigh the cost of a new phone.
At QuikFix Phone Repair, we can properly perform tests and diagnostics, determining the extent of water damage to your cell phone, and the cost and repair needed to recover it.
Services for water damaged phone include:
Professional disassembly of your phone
Removal of the protective shields on your phone's logic board
Cleaning in a high-end ultrasonic cleaner (as opposed to a jewelry cleaner)
Reassembly & testing of your device
Whether you have light water damage affecting your device, or it's been completely submerged in water, call or visit QuikFix Phone Repair in Wilmington NC & Raleigh NC today!