Cellular phones have been around for over 15 years and are constantly evolving. Anyone who has owned a cell phone – or a few – knows how easy it is to break it! Unfortunately, even with all those years and technological advancements, we still can’t figure out a way to make cellphones invincible. Lucky, we’ve developed a few tricks and skills that will keep your phone lasting a little longer. These five wacky cell phone saving ways have been touted as tried and true over the years. But do they actually work or should you try a different route? Before it’s too late, you may want to contact a phone repair Parker technician.
The cellphone gods have been telling us that dunking your water-drenched cell in a bag of rice overnight will soak up all the water, and then you’re good! But over the years, cell phone users have begged to differ. While one person may say that it’s the type of rice that works the magic to soak up the water, others say it’s more effective to just leave it on your counter to dry.
Over the years, we’ve seen toothpaste do more than just clean our teeth. It’s become somewhat handy around the home, too. In the case of a broken phone screen, some have said that because the toothpaste is, well, a paste, it has the ability to fill in the cracks of a glass phone screen. That’s if you can get it to fill the tiny cracks without seeping into your phone and causing more internal damage.
Rubbing alcohol is said to clean the entire phone, from scratches to debris and even cracks. The chemical components in alcohol make this a better choice for cleaning or minor repairs. However, it’s so strong that even the slightest amount can ruin your cell phone even more, when not used carefully.
Baking soda is another highly sought-after household tool that everyone loves to use. They also like to use it when it comes to repairing the screen on their phone. Much like the idea of toothpaste, you’d create a baking soda paste to cover the scratches of broken parts.
Sandpaper is good for a lot of things, like small projects or touching up furniture. But is it good for rubbing the scruffed surfaces of your phone? People have used sandpaper to sand over their glass screens and the backside of their cell phone to smooth out cracks and chips.
Maybe you’re wondering when is a good time to upgrade your cell phone. Some say that if it’s still working, you’ll be good until it doesn’t. You may want to upgrade if you have an older phone and most parts aren’t as readily available. You’ll also consider upgrading when your repair cost is much greater than the phone is worth. Use your judgment when it comes to whether these quick fixes or a replacement is ideal.
Minor cracks and scrapes may not be a big deal immediately; however, a cracked screen can only get worse over time, leaving room for more damage. Whether it’s water, a cracked screen, or internal issues, a phone repair Park technician knows what to do to get you up and running. R3 Electronics repairs, refurbishes, and replaces your phone, tablet, laptop, and more. Need a cell phone water damage repair? We’ll perform a liquid damage diagnostic in no time. Contact us today!
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