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Tv remote problem

My tv remote dropped into a bowl of salt water. i grabbed it out right away, but it is not working. does anyone know if i can dry it out or is it ruined forever?

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  • michyboolina Nov 07, 2008

    thank you for your help. that was my thought, but it helps tohear it from a second mind.



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If you rinsed it in fresh water immediately after the drop then maybe it will work again. You would need to replace the batteries.The prospects are, however, not good. Best to to get a new one.

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