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My radio got wet it was working for a few days off and on and now it doesn't work at all but the face this come up

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Most likely the radio is non functional at this point. Once circuit boards get wet even though they dry out and begin to work the corrosive effect that the chemicals and makeup of water continues a slow deterioration of them until they no longer function. Some components on a circuit board are extremely sensitive and this deterioration is like rust slowly creeping across copper circuit traces until current and signals can no longer move along them. Sorry for the bad news.

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