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There’s always been a mystical bond between electronic gadgets and water. They just can’t seem to stay away from each other. Especially if you think you can ride a hoverboard in the rain.

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? Well, obviously, very often.

Joining the list of gadgets being damaged by water is the latest and coolest item in town, the hoverboard, or as the purists call it, the self-balancing electric scooter.

So, if you’ve gone ahead and purchased yourself a nice StreetSaw hoverboard this season, then kudos to you. However, make sure that you do not get it anywhere near water. That way, you’ll enjoy this lovely piece of machinery for a long time to come.

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 Attention to the Motherboard

Your hoverboard’s motherboard is probably the most important component. So, make sure you shut the hoverboard off, when and if it ever gets drenched. One trick you can follow is to bury the gadget in a bowl of raw rice, which is what is often done for smartphones, when they get wet. But, in this case, you will need an extremely large bowl or bucket of rice to bury the entire hoverboard.

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 Hoverboard Battery

The second most important component in your Hoverboard is its battery. If the battery gets water damaged, then there’s no way your Hoverboard is going to go back to normal again. However, there is still some hope because the extent of the damage depends on how much water has gone in. So, try the same rice bowl trick here. Just soak the battery in some raw rice for a couple of days. If you’re lucky, it might just start working.

If it doesn’t, then there’s no reason to fret. You can always buy a new hoverboard battery from StreetSaw.

But, the best tip so far is to actually avoid getting your hoverboard wet in the first place. So, try following instructions for once and do not get your hoverboard anywhere near water. It’ll save you a lot of trouble.

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