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> Dropped your handset in the bath?? Is it drenched in unexpected downpour??>

> Don’t panic — just follow these steps

> 1. Firstly, retrieve your handset from water  straight away. It will decrease the risk of damage.

> 2. Resist the urge to check if it still works or press any buttons,

> since putting pressure on the keys could shift liquid further into the device.>

> 3. In all cases, the best thing to do is immediately pull out the battery,thus minimizing power to the  that may cause it to short circuit.THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

> 4. Remove any peripherals and attachments on your phone, such as cases.

> 5. Extract the SIM card and any SD cards it carries, leaving ports or covers on your handset open to aid ventilation.

> 6. Dry off everything with a towel, including the exterior of your handset, being careful not to let any water drain into openings on the phone.

> 7. Even when everything’s dry, it’s very likely there’s latent moisture within the device that you want to get out before turning it on. The most oft –reported fix for a sodden phone is to bury the handset in a bowl of dry rice. You can also use silica gel packs, the kind used in shoe boxes—to greater effect.

> 8. Place your phone in an airtight container and completely cover it with your choice of desiccant. Leave the container for 24-48 hours, for the material to draw all the moisture, out of your handset

> 9. When you’re confident it’s dried out, replace the battery and try switching it on.