The internet is an awesome way to quickly find tons of useful information. It is a network overflowing with scholars, experts and even Average Joes who are way more informed on a given topic than you. It can be a wonderful tool to learn new things. The problem, however, is the internet is equally filled with “know-it-alls” who really know next to nothing but are more than happy to give you terrible, misguided, or just plain stupid advice, especially when it comes to expensive electronics. Most of us know better, but in 2015 there are still a slew of people who will believe anything they read online.
Case in point. Have you heard of the rice trick for repairing liquid damaged devices like an iPhone or Macbook? The trick is this: stick your damaged device in a bowl of rice for a few hours and–Voila!–it’s as good as fixed. The liquid is gone and your worries are over. It’s an innocent enough assumption, I guess. Sure, we all know rice does a good job at absorbing water, but that’s only part of the problem when you are dealing with liquid damaged electronics. Most of the time it isn’t even water we are dealing with but some sugary, sticky liquid like soda or beer. Rice may have been a food staple for centuries, but when it comes to electronics, it simply has zero ability to clean, repair, or remove corrosion from damaged components.
You are better off taking your device to a real professional who has the proper tools and knowledge to clean and repair corroded components affected by liquid. Instead of relying on magic fixes like the rice trick, find someone who uses proven methods to restore devices. Apple Pie Repair in Lafayette and Alexandria Louisiana are experts at dealing with liquid damage in a quick and effective way that won’t break your bank. Check them out if you are one of those unlucky souls with a liquid damaged iPhone, Macbook, or similar device. They just might be able to work the magic that rice never could.