Best ways to deal with water damage on your earphones/headphones

Water damage isn’t always fatal for your audio device

Best ways to deal with water damage on your earphones/headphones


Water damage is not too uncommon when it comes to earphones or headphones, and it can lead to sound distortion or even complete failure. To avoid this, you can either buy waterproof audio devices or simply keep them away from water and humidity. Water damage is not only painful but can also prove to be expensive to fix. In this article, we discuss how you can deal with water damage to your headphones/earphones in an effective manner.

How should you deal with water damage to your earphones/headphones?

If your earphones are still under warranty, check to see if water damage is covered. If it is, then you should be able to get a replacement. If your earphones are not under warranty, there are a few things you can try to get them working again.

In such a case, act quickly, and remove any excess liquid from the surface of the device using a dry cloth. You should also avoid plugging them into power sources until they have had time to dry out completely as doing so could cause additional damage due to short-circuiting.

Once all visible traces of moisture have been removed from the exterior, place them in a sealed container filled with uncooked rice grains and leave overnight or longer. The rice will absorb any remaining moisture inside the device. After leaving them overnight or longer, check whether there is still some residual dampness present by gently shaking each part; if no more drops appear, then they are ready for use again.

If your earphones are made of metal, try using a hairdryer on low setting to slowly and carefully dry them. You can also try using a can of compressed air to blow out any water that may be trapped inside. If your earphones are made of plastic, try using a cotton swab or toothpick to remove any water that may be trapped inside. You can also try using a can of compressed air to blow out any water that may be trapped inside.

If after following these steps, you find that your headphones/earphones still do not work properly then it may be necessary to take them apart and inspect their internal components for signs of rust or other forms of corrosion caused by prolonged exposure to moisture. It’s worth noting that this step should only be taken by experienced technicians as incorrect handling could result in permanent damage being inflicted upon delicate parts within the device itself.

Dealing with water-damaged headphones or earphones requires quick action followed by careful inspection and maintenance procedures such as drying out affected areas thoroughly before reassembling everything back together. If none of these techniques works, you may need to buy a new pair. In some cases, water-damaged headphones/earphones may be beyond repair and require replacement. It’s wise to take preventive measures such as using a waterproof case when using headphones/earphones in wet environments.

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