Water Damage Repair
in Vancouver & Surrey, BC
There are few feelings worse than realizing your cell phone has been exposed to water or liquid. If you this unfortunate event happen has occurred, there are a few things you should know. See below for information on how to manage a mobile device exposed to water / liquid.
Water Damage Repair
Estimated Wait Times -
@ Cell Clinic Vancouver:
3-5 days (5-7 days June-Sept.)
- No Fix - No Fee
Water Damage Repair Estimated Wait Times -
@ Cell Clinic Surrey:
1-3 days (3-5 days June-Sept.)
- No Fix - No Fee.
1. Don't Put Your Device In Rice
If your phone is going to work after it dries, it will work regardless if you put it in rice or let it dry on its own.
Electronics do not function when wet, but once you allow time for them to dry, they may function as normal, as long as the water damage was not too extensive and if there is no corrosion left from the water.
When you put your phone in rice you risk the potential to corrode the electrical components of your cell phones. If this happens, it's possible the phone won't work again. Your best form of action is to turn off the device and bring it to us ASAP so we can remove the water from the components and prevent corrosion on the internal components of the device by using an ultrasonic alcohol cleaner.
2. Remove The Battery From The Phone If Possible
If your phone has a removable battery remove the battery. If you allow electricity to flow through your device while it's wet, this can cause the device to short circuit, which will potentially render your cell phone useless. DO NOT power on or plug your phone into a charger while it's wet.
3. Water Damage Repair Can Take Time
There is no guaranteed time frame when it comes to water damage repair, although we are estimating a 3-5 day wait period (5-7 days June-September) @ Cell Clinic Vancouver | & 1-3 days (3-5 days June-September) @ Cell Clinic Surrey — Every water damage repair situation is different and our technicians work on these repairs during non peak repair times.
RISK — There is always risk associated when performing a water cleaning on a water damaged device. Sometimes a pool of water can collect under the screen, which isn't released until the screen is removed -- leaving water to move further within the device and potentially cause additional issues.
4. The Cost Of A Water Damage Cell Phone Repair
If we are able to fix the cell phone with a basic cleaning (without having to replace any parts) the cost is $99. If we need to replace a component of the phone we charge the price of the component in addition to the $99.
For example, if your water damaged device needs a new battery, the cost will be $99 plus the cost for a new battery (parts and labour included). Typically batteries are damaged in liquid damage situations.
We do not warranty water damaged phones that are repaired through a water cleaning process. If we replace a part that was destroyed due to liquid damage, we warranty the functionality of the part that we replace but not the functionality of the motherboard or other parts that we didn't replace.
Click here for more information on the Cell Clinic Warranty.