Liquids and electronics are never a good idea. No matter how careful you think you can be, the chances of you spilling it all over your precious laptop is still a possibility. The same goes for phones. Don’t use your phone in the rain. Always keep it in a Ziploc bag till you find shelter. Because if you get your laptop or phone wet, then chances of saving them are bleak.
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If you have gotten your laptop or phone wet. The ideal solution is to take it to a repair shop immediately. However, if you can’t do that because supposedly it is the middle of the night or the Fourth of July weekend, you need to remove the moisture yourself. Mind you; you will still have to take your device to an expert as soon as possible.
Here’s what you gotta do.
Wipe the exterior of the device with paper towels, lint-free absorbent fabric, or a towel.
Remove all detachable components or external devices like a mouse, the battery, micro SD card, etc.
Components of some devices can easily be detached. Break down the different parts (detach them using a special screwdriver) and dry them too with a towel. However, we would recommend letting professionals do this job.
If you dropped anything other than water, clean the parts using a clean toothbrush dipped in 99% isopropyl alcohol to remove all residual traces of the liquid, gunk, or stickiness without damaging the hardware.
Once all signs of moisture and corrosion are removed, leave the parts out for two to three days in a warm, dry place, preferably under a fan, so it dries out quickly.
After everything is air-dried, put all the parts back together, making sure not to miss any essential fixings, screws, or components.
Some people recommend remedies like leaving your phone overnight in a bag of dry raw rice or for two or three days. However, that wouldn’t take out all the moisture. Some of the liquid would still be inside the device, causing a malfunction or corrosion in the long run.
Others also swear by the quick and easy way of drying a laptop or phone by taking it apart and separately dry off the components. However, we wouldn’t recommend using a hairdryer because although it will remove the moisture, the heat will also damage the parts.