First things first, let me remind you that getting water out of your phone is as easy as running to one of our Tri-State Phone Surgeons® locations and dropping it into a DryBox. If seen within 36 hours of water damage, there is a 75-80% chance we’ll be able to save it.
And – it’s FREE until July 31st, 2014.
Ok, so what about sand, lint, and everything else?
According to a recent article by Mashable, there are a few DIY tricks you could deploy.
Sidenote though: we’d suggest being extremely careful doing a couple of these to keep from doing further damage.
DIY can be great because you learn some new tricks and you save some money, but it can also cost you more in the end if you do further damage to your device.
In short, we suggest you come see us, but if you’re brave, check these out:
1. Sand – use a can of compressed air that can be found at Best Buy or Radioshack. Also, if you have a vacuum handy that has a small crevice tool, you might try that for good measure. Or, come see Phone Surgeons® (sorry, had to).
2. Lint – Again, compressed air/vacuum trick might work. If not, Mashable suggests this mini DIY lint roller using a paper clip and tape. If you do go the DIY lint-roller route, be super careful, this one actually can cause some damage to your speaker.
3. Dirt – Scotch tape, man. Scotch tape. Tear off a piece and stick it all over and around the device. Watch the dirt disappear.