My phone has died :[!
I read online that I can fix my fried phone by placing it in a container filled with alcohol for a few minutes and then placing it in another container filled with rice?
I think i fried my phone... it got wet, i used it while it was wet and then it died on me...
now it won't turn on at all...
Is the above true? can alcohol and rice really revive it, or will it only make it worse?
or another method that you know of?
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Rice works because it absorbs the moisture out of the phone without getting too much in the way of particles inside.
as for alcohol... Possibly. Something pretty pure (ethanol say) would clear off a lot of corrosion and carbonisation from a short... but I have no idea how it would effect certain parts like the screen. I have used a similar method to repair old (cheap) solar cells though. (alcohol soak, shake, rice). Any alcohol which isn't pure (basically anything sold as drinking wouldn't be strong enough) will leave crystals and particulates inside so you would want to use the strongest stuff you can get and swill with water afterwards if you can't get pure alcohol (from a chemical suppliers).
Hell if the phone is bricked, take the sim and battery out, and give it a shot.0