7 Ideas on How To Fix a Water Damaged Amazon Fire Tablet
February 15, 2022
If you have an Amazon Fire tablet that has been water damaged, don’t worry! There are a few things you can do to try and fix it. In this blog post, we will outline some of the steps you can take to salvage your tablet and hopefully prevent any further damage.
Keep in mind that there is no guarantee that these tips will work, but they are worth a shot before deciding to buy a new one. So, if your Amazon Fire tablet has seen better days due to water damage, read on for some helpful advice.
#1: Dry Rice Fix – Use rice to absorb the moisture
Placing your tablet in a gallon-sized storage bag of rice will help to dry it out. This method has become very popular over the last few years for smartphones, but you can also use this trick on tablets as well! So, if your tablet has been dropped into water, be sure to remove it from any protective case or covering and put it in an airtight container full of dry, uncooked rice. Keep it for at least 24 hours and don’t forget to wipe off the rice dust afterward 😉
#2: Use Silica gel packets
If you don’t have any rice lying around, don’t worry! There are still ways to get your tablet out of the water. It is possible that some Silica gel packets may be in your luggage or other bags. If this is the case, clean your tablet with a microfiber cloth first and then remove the silica gel packets and place them in an airtight container with your tablet to dry out damaged surfaces. You can also try and buy some Silica gel packets from a craft store or online.
#3: Use “Emergency kit”
You can easily buy one off Amazon. To reduce humidity, the kits include desiccants that absorb moisture and lower humidity. The process is straightforward: place your tablet inside, seal it, and leave it for at least 24 hours.
#4: Use a vacuum to remove water from the screen
Using a vacuum cleaner or compressed air (aka canned air) to suck out any excess moisture in your tablet may be not a bad idea either. If you are unsure where the liquid entered your device (e.g., whether it was dropped in salt water or fresh water), try this trick on both the front and back of your tablet. As you’ll see in the videos below, some people claim that using a vacuum to dry out a Kindle Fire tablet actually works!
#5: Place your tablet in front of a fan
The last tip on our list is probably the easiest one to try, and that is to place your tablet in front of a fan. Another popular myth is that the heat from an ordinary household fan can help to dry out waterlogged electronics. If you do not have access to a vacuum cleaner, this method should be easy enough for everyone to try!
#6: Use a hairdryer to get rid of moisture
Hairdryers are especially useful when you want to get water out of your tablet quickly. If you have one at home, try using it on the affected area for about five minutes. Again, there is no guarantee that this method will work, but some people claim that it helped to dry out waterlogged electronics. So, if you don’t have a fan at home, this might be your best option!
#7: Open up the tablet and remove all excess moisture
If you are handy with tools, there is one more tip that you can try. If the water damage was not too severe, to begin with, you can remove the exterior casing of your Amazon Fire tablet and wipe down any remaining liquid. Just be sure not to touch anything inside your device unless you know what you are doing, as this may cause more damage!
Does Amazon Fire Tablet Warranty Cover Water Damage?
The standard Amazon Fire tablet warranty that comes with your device does not cover accidental water damage. As a result, it is critical to contact Amazon assistance as soon as feasible but only if you are on 2 years guarantee. This is the only scenario when they can replace it with a new Kindle model.
How To Resolve Liquid Detection Issues on Your Fire Tablet?
Liquid can damage the charging port on some tablets with USB-C connections. If a liquid is detected in the port, an on-screen warning appears, and you are temporarily unable to charge the gadget.
As long as the warning is showing you shouldn’t attempt to charge your tablet at all. You can try to use any method mentioned above and then leave your tablet for the next 48 hours to see if the warning is gone.
Some questions you may still have
What do I do if my Amazon Fire tablet gets wet?
If your Amazon Fire tablet gets wet, don’t panic! Just turn it off and unplug it, and then dry it off as best as you can. You may also want to try blowing into the charging port to get rid of any water that may be stuck in there.
If your tablet is still wet after drying it off, you can put it into a bag of uncooked rice overnight. The rice will help suck up any remaining moisture. Or you can try any of the tips I’ve mentioned earlier in the article. And if your tablet still doesn’t work after trying all these tips, then you may need to take it in for repairs.
How do I dry out my Amazon tablet?
There are a few ways to dry out your Amazon tablet that I’ve described previously. Additionally, you can try leaving it out in the sun, placing it in a rice bag, or using a dehumidifier.
If you leave it out in the sun, make sure to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t get too hot. The rice bag method is probably the easiest, and you can find instructions on how to do it online. For the dehumidifier method, just put your tablet in a sealed container with a dehumidifier for about 12 hours.
Can you fix a water-damaged tablet?
If you’re lucky, it might be possible to fix a water-damaged tablet. Sometimes all that’s needed is a replacement battery, and other times the device can be saved if the water damage is limited to the exterior of the device. However, if the water has penetrated inside the device, then it probably won’t be salvageable.
In any case, it’s always best to consult with an expert before trying to fix a water-damaged tablet yourself. There are many things that can go wrong, and if you make matters worse then you might end up having to buy a new tablet altogether.
Are Amazon Fire tablets water-resistant?
No, Amazon Fire tablets are not water-resistant. Although they have an IPX8 rating, this means that they can withstand being submerged in up to two meters of freshwater for up to 60 minutes – but they are not meant to be used underwater or in any wet environment. Instead, they are designed for use in dry environments. If you get your tablet wet, you should turn it off and dry it off as soon as possible.
Summary on water damaged kindle
As much as I want to share safe kindle fire resources with you I can’t be held responsible for any issues you may experience. While some of these solutions may work for you, it is worth noting that water damage can often be too extensive for a DIY fix. If you have tried multiple methods and your tablet is still not working, it might be time to consider investing in a new device. I hope at least one fix worked and your electronic device is working properly.