From an iPhone in the ocean to a splash of coffee on your work laptop, we all have a story of our precious electronics getting a little soggy. Liquid damage isn’t always a death sentence, but it certainly can be if you don’t take the right steps and get it serviced right away!
Here are the important tips to keep in mind if your electronics suffer from a spill:
1. Keep Calm and Turn it off
The real damage occurs when the liquid comes in contact with electricity so make sure to turn off the victim as soon as possible. Has your device already shut itself off? Then avoid charging it up or trying to turn it back on, that way you minimise the damage by minimising the power.
2. Time is of the Essence
To give your repairs the best chance of success with the lowest price, sooner is always better. If you can’t make it to our repair centre, you can give the device a good shake to drain out the access water. DO NOT chuck the device in a bowl of rice; this old wives tale has no merit so you’re better off seeing our service team as soon as possible.
3. Get it Repaired or Get a New One?
IWS Tech Repairs is more than just a repair shop, we make sure to offer the right advice in dire circumstances. Remember that you may need to weigh up the cost of repairing your wet, wounded, web browser versus the price of a brand new one. If you’re not sure what to buy from the countless options, make sure to ask our team for some guidance!
4. Contacts and Messages and Photos, Oh My!
Possibly the most important tip of all is to take care of your data. We take pride and care with our data recovery services but you can prevent the whole process by just backing up regularly. Having trouble wrapping your head around the countless back-up services? Once again you can just ask one of our friendly team members and we’ll point you in the right direction
Really the process is pretty simple, if some liquid gets in your electronics just turn it off and take it to the professionals.
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