Saturday, 28 February 2015

Why Rice Will Not Fix Your Phone

To understand why rice will not fix your phone it is important to grasp the effects that liquids have on a cellular device. In the most extreme situation your phone will fry out when submerged in water due to the impurities that are in the water. The sediment in the water allows electricity to flow through resulting in completed circuits that typically wouldn’t interact. In a less sever instance of water damaged the phone might have still been submerged by water but still somehow managed to operate. Fortunately, the phone did not experience enough completed circuits to be a brick but may still have damage present. Specifically, when all of the water dries away from the phone the same sediment mentioned earlier remains on the phone. The only true way to hopefully correct existing water damage is to open the phone and clean of all sediment with contact cleaner and a lint free rag. Even with all sediment removed the phone might still be damaged in certain areas that a circuit managed to complete and blow out. Typically if there are any black smudges on the motherboard of a damaged phone there is a high chance if partial damage.
So then what exactly does rice do and why do people use it? The extent to which rice helps a wet phone is that rice can help absorb liquid. However, even if the rice absorbs the water well you might still be left with a mess to deal with. Usually when rice is used it is done by placing the wet phone in a Ziploc bag or plastic tub. Rice and other grains have a tendency to become mushy and slimy when exposed to liquids. Mush and slime seem to like getting caked inside the creases and ports of a phone. Unfortunately the only real cure for water damage is to not expose your mobile device to liquid.

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