There’s always been a numinous bond between electronic gadgets and the water. They just can’t seem to stay apart from each other. Particularly if you think you can ride a hoverboard in the rain or water.
Just think about it. How often have you seen people drop their newest smartphones or iPods into the toilet or the pool? Or, even get them drenched in the rain?
Joining the list of electronic gadgets being damaged by water is the newest and coolest item in town, the hoverboard, or as the purists calls it, the self-balancing scooter.
But, if you’re one of those people who just can’t follow instructions, here’s a small list of things to do when your hoverboard does get soaked.
Pay Close Attention to the Motherboard:
The motherboard is possibly the most significant component. So, first make sure you shut the hoverboard off, when and if it ever gets soaked. One trick you can follow is to bury the device in a bowl of raw rice, which is what is a lot done for smart phones, when they get wet. But, in this case, you will need a very large bowl or bucket of rice to bury the entire device.
On the other hand, if your Hoverboard has been exposed to dirty or unclean water, you will have to dismantle the gadget completely. Once you dismantle it, you will have to take out the motherboard and clean it with rubbing alcohol. Just apply the alcohol using a q-tip. This will help you clear out all the debris stuck inside the motherboard.
Wet or Soaked Hoverboard Battery:
The second most essential part in your Hoverboard is its battery. If the battery gets damaged by water, then there’s no way your device is going to go back to normal again. However, there is still little hope because the degree of the damage depends on how much water has gone in. So, you can try the same rice bowl trick here. Just soak the battery in little raw rice for a couple of days.
If it doesn’t, then there’s no reason to fret. You can always buy a new hoverboard battery from iHoverboard.