Can a mobile be fixed with rice?

If you drop your mobile phone into water it’s generally the end of the mobile phone. When it came to earlier models in the 90s and Noughties this was most certainly the case. The phone was not designed to be immersed in liquid and such a dunking was seen as terminal. If it’s happened at least you can go and search for a Vodafone Store Near Me and use King Communication to get a new one.

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If that’s not an option straight away there is a somewhat mythical idea that can help you save the phone. All that you need is a sealed sandwich bag, a bag of dry rice, pilau for preference but white rice is also perfectly fine, and an airing cupboard.  If you don’t have an airing cupboard don’t worry. As long as you’ve got access to a warmish spot you should be ok to try this.

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First of all, as soon as the phone comes into contact with the water, switch it off. The latent power supply is a disaster. Once the phone is off, dry it as best you can and take out the battery and sim card. This should allow for some of the water to come out. You then put the phone in the bag with the rice. This then all goes into the airing cupboard. The idea is that the rice will absorb the moisture in the phone. Some say it works others, have rubbished it.

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