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First Aid For Your Smartphones


You can't really save your phone from every drop, spill, scratch, and crash you encounter during its life. Sometimes, the cost of the repair is probably more than the cost of a new phone. But there's really no harm in trying to fix it yourself. So instead of paying a lot for a new device every time yours breaks, follow these 5 repairs and upgrades you can perform yourself at home. 

Resurrect a soaked phone

If your phone takes an unexpected plunge, you'll need a solution, fast. The first thing you need to do is to towel dry it. Then try removing the battery (if possible) and place your gadget in a bag of rice for a day or two. This will absorb the moisture and with any luck, your phone will be as good as new.

Get rid of that annoying noise

It's a fairly common problem: you plug your speakers/headphones to your speakers and you hear a ton of fuzzy noise. The fix is actually surprisingly simple, stick a cotton swab into the jack and use it to clear all the dirt and gunk in it.

Unclog your charging port

Over time, you may start to wonder why your charger doesn't fit as well into the port because of all the clogging. Luckily, the fix is a lot simpler than it seems: all you really need is a thin, sharpened toothpick to get some of the lint and dirt out. 

Cool down an overheating phone

Some mobile phones are actually susceptible to overheating. And when the temperatures climb, it gets really bad: Your gadgets might feel like they're going to burn you or start a fire. Often this is because of the battery—so turning off the phone can do the trick. But you should really try to let in breathe a little bit. Don't put it in your pocket and remove the case and see if it helps. 

Fix Stuck Bottons

Yeah, this can be really annoying. If your button works only half the time or it won't seem to press all the way down, you can fix it just by giving it a small dose of rubbing alcohol with a cotton swap—wipe it on. Press the buttons a few times and hope for the best!


Do you have other DIY repairing tips for your smartphones? Feel free to share it with us in the comment section below!

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