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Dropped camcorder in sink full of water

My toddler dropped my camcorder into the sink full of water, I snagged it up immediately, and tried to dry it out. The battery charge indicator light will come on, but thats it. Is it possible it will dry out and magically start working again, like my cell phone has numerous times??? Or would it be worth or even possible to repair it?

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