How To Recover Cell Phone / Mobile Soaked In Water By Drying It In Microwave Oven

I came across an interesting post at MyDigitalLife today. I dropped my cell phone in water by mistake and I was not sure what to do. I could see water all inside the screen and some blue lines running across the display.

Though I wouldn’t try repairing it on own, I tried searching if there were any quick solutions to save some important data that was in my water clogged cell phone. I came across MyDigitalLife, where the author claims that there is a way to recover and repair the water soaked cell phone.

According to the post, the battery has to be removed from the cell phone immediately, kinda sensible as the water might just short circuit the connections within the phone. I did that, and I dismantled the phone to the bare minimum I could, starting with removing my datacard which had a lot of important data (I normally back up most of my data on my cell phone’s memory card, just in case I see these kinda days, and boy was it really useful !).

I must admit that I tried drying the water off, using mild hot blow from my hair dryer, however I did not try putting it in the microwave oven as suggest by the author at MyDigitalLife, instead took it my nearest Nokia priority repair / service center. Though the phone was under warranty, the servicemen told me that they would try recovering my phone, but did not guarantee anything.

But seems like drying the dismantled cell phone in the microwave oven does work, according to a few other posts on the internet.

So if any of you guys are reading this, I’d suggest remove the battery and your memory card immediately, these two will save your cell’s life, and then take it to your nearest nokia repair center. If you have a lot of money to spend and don’t mind losing the cell phone, then you can mess around and dry the cell phone your microwave oven, but do so at your own risk !

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  1. Me
    February 17th, 2010 at 06:21 | #1

    Don’t put it in the Microwave you moron. They mean conventional oven. Jesus christ.

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